Oh yeah, so back to my card! LOL
I combined 2 of the SCS weekly challenges into 1. This week I combined SC and CC. These challenges, like I mentioned before, have been going on for quite awhile (a few years now, I think), but I have only started doing them in the last few months, and not always very consistently at all. But that is another thing that I hope to work on and I hope this blog will help me (or at the very least, guilt me... just kidding, but not really that much!).
Stamps Used: Inky Antics and "sweet" sentiment from SU So Very
Ink/CS Used: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, So Saffron (craft), Old Olive
Accessories: CB/Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder and Tiny Tags Die, So Saffron Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Ribbon, Paper Snips, 1/2 in and 1 1/4in Circle Punches, Really Rust Button, Dimensionals, Prismas and Gamsol, Copper Cording
I love this little girl buggie. I didn't think it was my style at first, but the more I saw samples made with this stamp, the more I liked her. She is definitely one of my most used IA stamps behind the boy-themed ones. She has been perfect for the girl classmate birthday cards I need for the boys.
So, there were more colors that usual in the CC challenge this week (at least that what it seemed to me). But I really liked how they came together. But I definitely had a much harder time with the layout. Going into it, I thought that I was going to be able to use this large flower that I had bought a while back from OTC, but when it came time to lay out the card, it was waaayyy too big and really made the card un-balanced. But I had to find some embellishment to take its place b/c that was a major component of the layout challenge. It took me a long time to figure something out. In the end, I basically "made" up a flower using a punch out of the same stamp I used for the BG of the horizontal panel but just on Cool Caribbean paper and then used the button for the center of the flower. I layered the whole "flower" on an Old Olive circle to kinda ground it make it and feel like the bud. I also bent her wings upward a bit to give it a little more dimension. I think it kinda worked out, right?...