Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Tuesday Throwdown Button Challenge!
Hi everyone!! This is my second project as February Guest Designer for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog! I'm having a blast so far!
This week's sponsor for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge is "Fred She Said" Digital Stamps. They have so many gorgeous digital stamps available, even some that are already colored! You'll have to go and check them out!!! I picked out the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set"....I just love the scalloped heart and the roses are gorgeous....the set comes with three different sentiments too! The winner of this week's challenge will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the "Fred She Said" online store!!
This week's challenge theme is BUTTONS! For my sample, I made my own 5-layer buttons out of cardstock, designer paper scraps, a heart punch, a Cropodile (super duper hole punch), and Ranger Glossy Accents.....if you'd like to learn how to make your own buttons, check out my tutorial here! It's so easy and so fun.....the only hard part is waiting an hour for the glaze to dry!
I started off by printing the digital image from the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set" from "Fred She Said", onto vanilla cardstock, vellum, and on the Basic Grey "June Bug" designer paper. Since ink takes a while to dry on vellum, I clear embossed the image as soon as it came out of the printer. Once the vellum was embossed and the image cut out, I turned it over and colored the roses with markers. The image printed on the designer paper was cut out, edges sponged in brown, and the roses were highlighted with markers for dimension. I ran the designer paper piece through a Xyron sticker maker and made the printed side a sticker to adhere cleanly to the vellum layer with no adhesive marks. After the two hearts were adhered together, I colored in the scalloped edge and highlighted the roses with a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. A second sheet of the "June Bug" designer paper was trimmed down and the edges were punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, sponged in brown, and adhered to a vanilla cardstock mat. The sentiment (also from "Hearts and Roses") and its mat were cut out with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals and stenciled in brown. Zva Creative Pearls, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, and May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy finished out the card.
Along with the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: use this gorgeous inspiration photo, with rich reds and cream!;
Crafty Cardmakers: Hearts;
Crafty Cardmakers: Water/H2O challenge....Glimmer Mist!;
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Seeing Red;
Incy Wincy: Love;
Oooh-la-la: For Someone Special;
Paper Playtime: Cupid or Hearts;
Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air;
Stamptacular Sunday: Hearts Gone Wild;
All Sorts: Love, Love, Love;
Basic Grey: All Heart;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentine;
Secret Crafter: Valentine;
Raise the Bar: Hearts;
Stamp Something: Digi;
Dutch Dare: Buttons!;
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Button Up;
Papertake Weekly: Have a Heart.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!!