Skinny and tall, eh. Well I couldn't resist that, and I`ve been wanting to start participating a little in the Scrapbooker`s Paradise challenges since I used to teach there a while back at the South store in Calgary. Great place!
This is a fairly simple card for the Playing in Paradise Challenge 48. And, since Valentines Day is not too far way, might as well use that theme for the card in black, white, and red.
Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Hero Arts Woodblock Old Letter Writing stamp, I repeatedly stamped until my strip was cover. Then using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen I die cut four shapes. Then I took these shapes and die cut and embossed the circles out of the center using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. (Because the circle was just a teensy bit too large, I couldn't`t die cut both shapes together at the same time)
I cut all the other pieces, and on the smaller black piece I die cut and embossed the bottom end with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Borderabilities centering the die so that each side would look the same.
On the smallest white piece I positioned the Labels Thirteen pieces and lightly traced the circle. This would better help me stamp the letters. Then with an old clear stamp set from Kelly Panacci called `Love`, and Color Box Pigment Cranberry ink, I stamped the letters within those circles.
I then gently erased the light pencil marks and with dimensionals place the Labels as planned.
The layer of black & white I placed directly onto the card base I had made. Then the next two layers of black & white I scor taped together and then put dimentionals on the back and attached it to the card. The last thing to add was the red pearls.
Here`s a side view so you can see the layering and dimensionals.
I had fun Playing in Paradise today and hope to do it again. Thank you for coming to our blog today and leaving your comments. Happy crafting everyone!
ADDED JANUARY 13, 2012
I won the challenge!! Yippee! My reward, or prize if you will, is to be a guest designer for Scrapbooker's Playing in Paradise challenge blog! I'm excited....
See winner announcement at the end of the posting here.
TOOLS & MATERIALS
SPELLBINDERS: Labels Thirteen, Stadard Circles Large, Fleur De Lis Borderablilities
INK: Color Box Cranberry, Memento Black Tuxedo
STAMPS: Hero Arts Woodblock Old Letter Wrting, Kelly Panacci `Love`