Saturday, February 6, 2010
Have you ever entered a "Flower Picking" Contest? Melanie Muenchinger has a contest for everyone who has her "Year of Flowers" stamp set. You just have to create a "new" creation and add it to Mr. Linky on her blog. From all these entries, she will choose one to send her new February stamp set, AND she will choose a Guest Designer for MARCH! Making a new creation with this stamp set is a really fun challenge. As you know, I love this set and have many cards on my blog created with these beautiful flowers.
I decided to make a "shadow box" card and to use the tulip stamp from this set. The top portion of the shadow box is Gina K's new pink card stock and the bottom is white cs. These pieces are 6" square and scored at 1/2" and 1" on opposite sides using my ScorPal. A piece of white card stock was embossed with the Sizzix Final Press embossing folder then I used a peitite oval Nestability to cut out an oval opening. Then a smaller Nestie oval was used to cut an opening in the top portion of the shadow box. A piece of designer paper was added to the bottom portion of the shadow box. The tulips were black embossed onto more of the pink cs and sponged lightly with pink ink. The leaves and stems were black embossed on green vellum paper. Two of the tulips were attached with dimensionals on the inside of the box along with stems and leaves. Six more tulips were added along the left side of the oval. I love the dimension you get when creating a shadow box card.
A Martha Stewart punch was used to punch both a pink and white border for each side of the card and a white border added along the bottom. The verse was stamped and cut out with a Nestability tag. A pink ribbon was run through the ends of the label and attached with ScorTape. A thin white strip was embossed with the dotted Swiss embossing folder and attached with more ScorTape. Pink pearls were added to complete the design.
I love making shadow box cards. Doesn't this card make you anxious for Spring to arrive! If you have Melanie's "A Year of Flowers" stamp set, be sure to check out this contest on her blog.