Sunday, July 26, 2009

Multiple-Challenge Card

First off, I have to link you to a blog post by Barb that really made my day. Check this out. I can’t believe she wrote that post – thank you SO MUCH, Barb!! Your cards and your blog are wonderful!!! (And there is still time to enter to win her blog candy:) )

Today’s card is for three SplitCoastStampers Dirty Dozen challenges, as well as the House Mouse challenge. The House Mouse challenge can be found
here. It is to use only white except for the coloring of the House Mouse image. The SCS Dare to Get Dirty challenges that I participated in are: a sketch challenge, a challenge to use wings (the challenger was NOT expecting to see a mouse show up in this category!), and the challenge to use punches and die cuts. My House Mouse stamp is actually a Halloween stamp, but I left off the pumpkin. I colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers, one Copic marker and a couple Prismacolor pencils. I cut it out and embossed it with a circle Nestability. The matting layer is also cut with a Nestability and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder – Bubbles. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border at the bottom of the horizontal panel, and scored some lines with my Scor-Pal. The bottom layer is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. I almost intentionally “forgot” the three items to the upper left of the image on the sketch, but I decided the tiny punched flowers would work. I added tiny pearls to their centers. I was trying to figure out how to pop them up. There was no way I could cut Pop Dots to fit those itty-bitty things! I figured seed beads might be a good solution. I glued a seed bead to the bottom of each of the flowers and then glued them on to the card base. The flower on the right is from the wedding section at Michael’s and also has a pearl center. I added Star Dust Stickles to the wings. They had to sparkle, of course! As I was uploading I realized that I made a mistake and the round layer under the main image was supposed to be a semi-circle. That would have looked very nice, but I wasn’t going to remake it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Mary said...

Oh my gosh Lynette. Your card is stunning. I love all of the white with just your image being stamped. Once again you did an awesome job using your cuttlebug folder. All I can say is wow!


Barb said...

Lynette, this is gorgeous! I have gotten so hooked on the House Mouse stamps, and you did this challenge brilliantly! Love it!


A. Sanborn said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE this wonderfully creative card, Lynette! So inspiring and so gosh darn cute!

L & H