Sunday, April 19, 2009
I had to catch up on my Doubledog Dare Challenges, had one more left over from last week. Ms. Bees (aka Bev of Beestamper fame!) challenged the girls to make a bumpy card. I thought that was way cool because I love dimension on my cards and so it was fun making intentional choices to make it bumpy!! So, first thing was to find a bumpy focal point. I have to say, that was hard only because I have a room FULL of bumpy embellishments! I finally chose this green and pink butterfly from a 3-Dimensional set of butterfly stickers by Marcella (Target) because I also wanted to try one of the Dirty Dozen Challenges this month. The theme is "Going Green" ("April 2009 - Using recycled products, found items, or just the color itself") so I was going for green as my main color on this card. I had my fav Me and My Big Ideas DP stack still on my table from this morning's Featured Stamper Challenge so I rifled through it to find a print that would match up with my green card base. I used Nestibilities Label 4 dies to frame the butterfly with the DP and some pink textured Bazzil. Next -- more embellishments! I found some matching SU Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon and threaded some big pink Czech Glass beads onto it. I punched a hole in a piece of matching chipboard from Me and My Big Ideas Fashion District line and hung it from the ribbon between the beads. Added a little green jewel (Jolee's Jewels) to the center. I thought the ribbon still looked a little boring, so I glued a few mini rhinestones to the other end of the ribbon. So in the end, nothing was stamped here...(I find myself letting the DP and other embellishments do all the work lately). I'm not even sure what occasion to use this card for, but alas, I promise to send it to a good home! Thanks for stopping by!!