Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wonderful Vase

Julee over at Poetic Artistry has a weekly challenge, Mojo Monday. This card is based on the mojo45 sketch. I decided to also give the colour challenge on SCS a whirl: CC174, aka. Groovy Banana Chips :p

I didn't think I'd like this colour combination, but I gave it a try. I don't have Barely Banana ink, and all I have left is 3/4 of a sheet of cardstock, so I used Groovy Guava as the main colour.

I inked the flowers with Old Olive and Groovy Guava, and then paper-pieced the vase. I used my corner rounder punch to make the scalloped border.

The Warm Words sentiment is too long for the Word Window punch, so I cut my strip to the width of the punch, and then put one end in through the bottom of the punch. That allowed me to punch just one end at a time, so I could make it as long as necessary. Let me know if that doesn't make sense, and I'll take a photo to show you.

The brads were already glittery, so I added some Stickles to the flower buds as well.I sponged all the layers and popped the main image and sentiment on dimensionals. Unfortunately the yellow brads did not agree with the ribbon, however it was too late, and I was too tired to redo it.

Stamps: Vases in Vogue, Warm Words
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava textured cardstock & DSP, Barely Banana
Ink: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, word window punch, chocolate chip ribbon, sponge; Stickles (Ranger), glitter brads (Making Memories)
Techniques: paper- piecing, sponging


Chelle said...

Looks great!

I have to say I love the -o-rama & -meister stuff on here. You crack me up. FTR, I worked with a guy whose last name was Meister. Oh, couldn't wait to catch him at the copy machine. The VerneMeister. Makin copies... :D

Anonymous said...

this is cute. love the stamps ans the colors

Julee from Verve said...

Lovely card. All the inked edges are so pretty. Thanks for playing! :)

carley said...

re: bow. I did not tie them on to the ribbon most of the time. I do the strip of ribbon across the card, then I make the bow separately and attach it on. For my bow I do the 'bunny ears' method, two 'loops' and then wrap one 'ear' around the other. :0)

Your card looks great. :0)