Monday, February 27, 2012
Multi Challenge Card [MIM #55, CFC41, PDCC 120]
A triple card challenge today:
1) Papertrey Ink's MIM #55 - make a large frame using a smaller frame stamp
2) CAS-ual Friday's CFC41 - use a pun on your Clean and Simple card
3) The Play Date Cafe's PDCC 120 - use only baby blue, orangesicle, and basil colors
So being the queen of efficiency (laziness?!?) I thought why not combine all three challenges. And so I did. Whew.
This is the color scheme inspiration.
And here is the card. I LOVE (and have) mercury glass lamps so that's what I wanted the lamp base to look like. American Crafts silver foil paper is the closest I could get, and I'm pleased with how it gives a nice shine, similar to a real lamp.
I thought it would be fun to add a pull chain for the switch, so I suspended a pearl from a blue (remember the color challenge!) metallic thread. You can see the reflection of the pull chain in the base. The pull chain is on one layer of mounting tape, while the lamp shade is on two layers to give it depth.
The larger black frame is used by stamping half of Papertrey's Fillable Frames #4 four times, lining up each end. I used a straight piece of paper to make sure only the ink from the top half would stamp. So glad this technique was spotlighted, would have never thought of it on my own.
And of course the pun is you "light up" my life. Could be used for birthday, thank you, thinking of you, congrats, whatever. Lots of flexibility with this one!
So in between dropping my son off at religious ed and going to Aldi's, I thought maybe it would look neat to rub a white ink pad over the textured background so it wasn't so blue. Does anyone else think about crafty things at odd times?!? So before putting the groceries away when I got home, I came up to my craft room and tried it out. I'm thinking I should have focused more on remembering the chili powder than messing with the card. I prefer the solid blue background instead. Oh well, win some, lose some.
Thanks so much for looking!
PTI Lighten Up Stamp and Die
PTI Mat Stack 4 Stamp and Die
PTI Fillable Frames 4 Stamp
PTI Damask Impression Plate
PTI Aqua Mist and Black Ink
American Craft Silver Foil Paper