Friday, May 2, 2008
Today's limited supply challenge was a fun one, and I actually found time to play! We were to use only circle tools, and along with that I let circles play an important role in my card. Looking at the gallery for the challenge, I wasn't alone!
My goal with this card was to make a graduation card that was a bit more feminine than most of the ones I've done so far. I think this one could go either way, actually. My starting point was the paper collection called Souvenir by Cosmo Cricket. I've had this lying around for a while and decided to pull it out when I discovered that the strip sheet in the collection has some sentiments that would be nice on graduation cards.
First I cut the brown dot strip from the strip sheet. Then, to make the rest of the background, I cut the light green and red sections (which adjoin) from the same sheet. To make more circles on the green part, I took the circle stamp from Enjoy Every Moment and added circles with Ranger aged mahogany distress ink in the diamonds that were blank. I put on some more circular elements with the gold Making Memories brads.
There are several nice solid-looking tapestry prints in this collection, so I chose the green and red that coordinated with my background and punched the large circles. The same red was used as a layer and it all went onto a Bazzill card base that is a light green to match the paper.
The card seemed a little spare without anything else stamped, so I took the Oh, So Lovely set and stamped one of the flower images on the same green cardstock with the mahogany ink. To add a bit more texture I took the background stamp from the same set and inked it up, then stamped off twice before stamping over the flower. I stamped it about three times to cover the area that would be punched. Then I layered it onto the brown solid paper from the collection.
The sentiment was cut from the strip sheet and then divided into three sections. Once I mounted everything together, I added the sentiment on dimensionals and stamped "Congratulations" inside the card. I really like this, and I think it's something a little different for me.