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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT478), is all about birthdays. We are to make a card representing our birth month, the flower, the gem…well, hmmmm. The flower for June is a rose. I’m not really a rose person so I don’t have many rose images. I know I have 3 (4 if you count the one I couldn’t find), but the prettiest one is so small I nearly went blind trying to color it. On to plan B. I remembered I had a set of the month names so I dug it out, stamped it & colored it. I thought it needed something, so I masked it & added the umbrella with a top one cut out & elevated.
I had to die cut it using my out of the box technique so I wouldn’t cut off the base umbrella. I added a few more die cut layers & also cut the card using the largest labels 28 die (I had to place the folded card w/ the fold just below the top cutting edge of the die). Since the other birthstone for June (besides the pearl) is the Alexandrite, I added some AB crystals which are pretty close, since they also change colors from pink to purple to green.
The finished card is just under 5.50 x 4.25 so it fits in an A2 envelope. These are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Umbrella, The Stamping Ground – June|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Paper: X-Press It white, pink, grass green|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders labels 28 & Decorative labels 28 dies, AB crystals|
I was really blinded by all the great choices today in the Inspiration Challenge at SCS! In the end, I chose Matches because of the wonderful, marbled papers. I also wanted to include at least one card for the Fan Club May theme of strong women and girly stuff.
I was also inspired by recently watching Steel Magnolias. What a great movie about strong women. I just love Olympia Dukakis and I remembered I had a stamp w/ one of her lines in this movie. I also have quite a few hand marbled papers I made a number of years ago. They’re each different and due to their nature, there’s no way to duplicate them. Unless of course you make a color copy. That’s what I do so I can keep the originals.
So my copy of hand marbled paper was cut w/ a couple of different sized Nesties. The image (TSG) was stamped once on white c/s and once on the marbled paper, then paper pieced. I added a little color to the woman w/ Prisma pencils. Each layer of marbled paper is attached to a layer of navy c/s.
The sentiment (Ann-ticiapations) was stamped and cut w/ a Quickutz rectangle die using the out of the box tech (tutorial HERE). It’s also colored w/ Prismas. The little accessories (SG and Stampendous) were added around the sentiment. The narrow navy band above it was embossed w/ a Sizzix folder.
The upper right corner was scored w/ a Scor-It and I added liquid pearls on the rays and also on the image.
Stamps: The Stamping Ground, Ann-ticipations, Studio G, Stampendous
Paper: white, navy, hand marbled paper
Ink: Blue Iris chalk ink
Accessories: liquid pearls, nesite rectangles, quickutz rectangles, Scor-It, foam tape, sizzix embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils