Papercraft Star 88: Green

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome to Papercraft Star's Challenge 88: Green!
I've got to admit that this one was a little tricky for me, and I was completely stumped for the longest time.  Every chance I got to play in my creative space, I tucked it down to the bottom of the pile.  All hesitations aside, though, I really like the way my little card turned out.  So, without further ado, here it is.
I started this card by masking the clouds off on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and inking the piece with Lucky Limeade ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Although it's difficult to tell, I also spritzed the whole thing with Pearl Glimmer Mist, just for a little shine, before removing the cloud masks; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, the hand-cut, floral hills into place; and punching them, across their bottom, to create a grassy edge.
The buggy was then stamped, in Basic Black ink, rolling down one hill and on a piece of green, polka dot, patterned paper, which was, in turn, hand cut out and adhered, with foam tape, over the body of the buggy on the hill.  It was then further dressed up with a couple of clear gemstones and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum banner, "Welcome LITTLE ONE" sentiment.
Before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the Lucky Limeade, cardstock, card face, I adhered a strip of lime, gingham, patterned paper in the bottom center of the card face and wrapped its left side, vertically, with a length of green, polka dot, sheer ribbon, tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the card face and embellished with an aqua paper blossom.
Now, it's your turn to come join in the fun!  You have until next Monday, March 19, 2012, at 6:00 am EST, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above, in order to be in the running for free digital downloads from our permanent sponsor, The House Across the Bay.
Please also use that link to check out what the rest of the girls have been up to this week, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I so appreciate your visits!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Kisses & Cuddles (Wplus9) Paper: Lucky Limeade & Whisper White (SU); green floral (Basic Grey); green polka dot (American Crafts); green gingham (KI Memories); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Basic Black & Lucky Limeade (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tumbled Glass (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); grass punch (Fiskars); Hearts & Clouds die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); clear gemstones (Paper Studio); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); green polka dot sheer ribbon (Hobby Lobby); aqua paper blossom (Kaiser Craft); Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

12 comments:

Lynn said...

The scene you made it beautiful Jinny. I love the patterned paper hills and your always perfect stitching!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Loving how you did the hill...and loving that buggy!!!

sandi said...

Love this! The green looks wonderful!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work, Jinny! I love the fields of green.

Lin said...

Lucky limeade - what a great name! Your card is darling; I especially like the strip of gingham!

Ruby said...

Well you may have found it difficult but you totally pulled it off, it's just gorgeous, ESPECIALLY that wonderful background, I LOVE it!!!

Lisa said...

Oh MY GOOODNESS Jinny!!! Could this be any sweeter??!! Love the rolling hills and the grass turned the other way. A-MA-ZING girl!!!

♥Jan♥ said...

Nothing could be cuter than turning green into a baby card - how fun you chose some bright colors ! A really wonderful card, another sensational project, Jinny !!

Sylvia said...

I love your design on this one Jinny! I am glad it went to the bottom, because when it came up you had this sweet and lovely design rolled into one. Have a good Wednesday!

Tracy said...

Those stitched hills are so cute Jinny! That baby's going to have a fun ride and a pretty one too. :-) Absolutely wonderful challenge inspiration!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a sweet card. The masked clouds look so wonderful against your distressed sky line. Beautiful!

Anitra

ferrellgraph-x said...

I would have never guessed this card was a challenge for you! It looks so lovely! I think it's pure genius the way you made the hills and punched the grass edge!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer