CARDS Blog Monochromatic Challenge & PDCC37

Monday, July 12, 2010

So, last week, I created a card, with a certain, sweet nephew in mind, for CARDS Blog's Monochromatic Challenge and The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge #37.
Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by stamping the stars, in Barely Banana ink, on a rectangle of Barely Banana cardstock.  I, then, machine stitched a yellow-threaded, straight stitch around its edges before adhering it to the Summer Sun, cardstock, card face.  A fringed, yellow ribbon was, then, wrapped around the bottom half of the card face; tied in a bow, just left of center; and embellished with a yellow button, laced with white thread.  The "reach for the stars" sentiment was stamped, in Summer Sun ink, on white cardstock; hand cut out; and adhered, rumpled and tucked, under the button.  The giraffe was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock; watercolored in shades of Summer Sun and Barely Banana inks, with a hint of Pretty in Pink; hand cut out; and adhered, with dimensionals, over all existing layers, just left of the stamped sentiment.  I, also, glittered his star with yellow, Sugar Coating glitter.  Finally, the stars were cut, from Summer Sun cardstock, with my Cricut; glittered, again, with yellow, Sugar Coating glitter; and adhered, with dimensionals, the littlest with stacked dimensionals, over the top of the giraffe, on the stamped, Barely Banana cardstock.
If this is your first visit to my blog, today, please be sure to check out my earlier RW Laser Cuts Chipboard Challenge post; and have a fabulous night, guys!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Animal Crackers & Stars & Swirls (SU) Paper: Summer Sun, Barely Banana, & Whisper White (SU) Ink: Summer Sun, Barely Banana, & Pretty in Pink (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: yellow button (Paper Studio); white string; yellow thread & sewing machine; George & Basic Shapes, Cricut cartridge; yellow, Sugar Coating glitter (Doodlebug Design); ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Julie Ranae said...

Jinny....what a wonderful design for this week's challenge at The Play Date glad to have you with us this week : )

Sue Lelli said...

This is just ADORABLE!!! LOVE THE GLITZ and the stars and the giraffe and the FAB sentiment!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, wonderful shimmery stars! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is SO sweet, Jinny! Love all the stars.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable card! Love the sentiment and the stars! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh that giraffe is soooo cute! Love the stars. thanks for joining in with us at the play date cafe this week :)