Hope your Tuesday is going well 🙂 I’m entering a color challenge at Colorful Creations to be a part of their Design Team (link at the end of this post).
I’m entering this card:
I was trying to hold it up to the sunlight:
And here is another angle of it:
And yet, another angle!:
The colors for this Design Challenge were:
I was having a hard time trying to brainstorm what these colors reminded me of. At first, I was thinking about the circus or a bounce house. When I looked at it again, I was inspired by Summer.
Here is my walk through:
I started with a white blank card stock card:
I embossed a little over half of the card with Clouds.
Here is the embossed card:
I cut small thin strips of paper matching the color scheme:
I glued them to the part of the card that was not embossed. I alternated by color.
When I finally finished the bottom part of the card, I added a strip of ribbon across and cut the strips at the bottom that were hanging over.
I wanted to add a summer embellishment and I thought of a fun and colorful Pinwheel. For the Pinwheel, I cut a 2″ inch x 2″ inch square:
I penciled dots about 1/2 a centimeter apart:
I pierced the penciled dots with my piercing tool:
I realized that I might poke holes through my craft table, so I went and cut a cardboard piece and placed it under the square. This made piercing so much easier!
I worked through the holes with a small embroidery needle first before adding the thread. I made sure the needle went through each hole to loosen them so it would be easier when I put the thread through.
I forgot to pencil in my cutting lines to make the pinwheel, so I did that.
I attached the thread to the needle and took the thread over the edge of the square and into the hole to achieve this look:
My Pinwheel embellishment was finished!:
I used the Happy Swinging Girl Free Digi Stamp by Dearie Dolls (link at the end of this post), and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used the colors from the Color Palette in the Design Challenge so I could follow the theme properly.
I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and sponged the cloud embossing side of the card:
I used a Have a Great Day Sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China.
I die cut the stamped sentiment:
This is what it looked like after die cut:
I used Tanmit Gel Pens to decorate the embellishment with fun colors (from the palette) and patterns:
I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to give the sentiment dimension and color:
I glued the Pinwheel to the bottom part of the card:
and then I attached the Digi Stamp and the Sentiment and added rhinestone embellishments.
Thank you for visiting!
These are the Products I used
Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery Floss – Cross Stitch Threads – Friendship Bracelets Floss – Crafts Floss – 105 Skeins Per Pack and Free Set of Embroidery Needles
WHAT I GET? – Premium Quality 100% Cotton and Mercerized for Extra Shine Embroidery Floss – Great Valentines Gift for any crafter!
FREE Set of Needles – Limited Quantities – So hurry, get your pack today!
105 skeins of variable rainbow colors – approx. 35 different colors per pack – enough for any project!
Each skein is 8 m long and includes 6 strands.
Free Digi Stamp Happy Swinging Girl – Dearie Dolls
I’m entering this card in these challenges:
Colorful Creations – Color Challenge DT Call
Stinkin Inkers – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Always Fun Challenges – Summer Fun
International Art and Soul – Stitching real or faux
Simply Create Too – Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments – Summer + a Sentiment
Simply Create Too – Summer Fun
Crafty Cats – ATG with Summertime
Southern Girls Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Don’t Forget to Join in the Fun This Month to win $12 worth of Digital Stamps! at the Anything Goes- Summer Luvin challenge!
Take part in the Paper Craft Happy Challenge! (click on the image below):