Friday, March 7, 2008

This really WAS fun!

And a challenge as well! I woke up super early this morning - I think my TMJ meds are no longer helping me sleep - so what else would I do but stamp? I'm sure that I'll be wishing later that I'd gotten more sleep, but stamping in the mornings always makes me happy.

I went in search of a challenge where I could also feature one of the Sale-a-Bration or mini catalog sets for Sunday's event. I found Stamp Simply challenge for today, to make a single layer card with a "fun flap" on the front. It took me a good while to figure out what to do, and then I didn't have a whole lot of time left! So this is what I ended up with - tell me what you think.

I wanted to use the In the Stars set from SAB since I hadn't made anything with it yet. In the end I only have one stamp from it on the card! I went with the Nursery Necessities for the boat and the stars. The colors are my favorite blue bayou and soft sky - I haven't used these in a couple weeks, LOL!

The largest panel is soft sky, then a layer of blue bayou designer paper. For the flap I cut a white panel, folded it in half, and then after I decided where to put it, I used my slit punch on the dot paper to make the closure. I put adhesive on the back of the white "card," slid it under the punched half-circle, and adhered. Then you can put the flap under the slit as well to keep it closed. Here's how it looks from the side:

The boat is stamped on white using soft sky, then cut out and reassembled on blue bayou cardstock. A few dimensionals and a bit of soft sky ribbon and I had to call it done. And now I'm off to start my day!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Just love this!!! And you have a great side view photo as well!!! I, too, prefer to get up and stamp early in the morning, but I usually can't get started until my youngest is off to school -- however, I have been known to stamp so late at night that it IS morning -- LOL!!! So glad you played -- thanks so much!!!

Dee Jackson said...

This is so sweet!!