Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Choo Choo Colour Challenge
welcome back for this weeks first installment. Yep don't forget to check back in Friday PM when I post my guest design team card for Makeesha Byl's next challenge. But right now lets get on to today. Keesh's challenge this week was a colour challenge here the coloiur palette:
With my Miss 5 at (pre) school this year her potential to attend birthday parties is expanding and so I am working on building up a stash of birthday cards - so I hopefully won't be rushing at the last minute trying to throw something together - or gasp ;) buying one! So expect lots of birthdays till the christmas card push begins anyway lol!
So birthday card + boy somehow came together to this end (the idea somehow popped into my head as I was cuddling Mr 2 pre bed)
And the inside finished off to match the front.
I started by cutting an A frame Kraft base, then matted that with Real Red and Whisper White, polka dot embossed but turned to the debossed side. Next I cut a square Kraft panel and four squares - two Red and two Basic Grey - to layer over it. Now comes the stamping ;) - using Versamark I stamped my Choo Choo engine on Real Red, Basic Grey and Kraft and then embossed with white. Using the 1 3/8" circle punch I punched out an engine from each, slightly changing the engine placement on each. For the final panel it was either put a number (but I don't have the Big Shot alphabet dies - (yet) or a birthday sentiment. The good thing about using the sentiment was that it means I can use it for a 4 or 5 or even 6 year old - keeps my options open! So I stamped and embossed the sentiment, then as the finishing touch for that I added a row of piercing above and below. All the circles were then adhered onto a square, mounted up on dimensionals. The square Kraft panel was then mounted up on dimensionals over a strip of Real Red polka dot ribbon (turned plain side up) - and thats it. Well except for finishing the inside.
I have to admit to being happy with how this turned out - clean, stylish, great for a boy with some texture from the (de)bossing and shine from the heat embossing. It's nice when an idea comes together :) !
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Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Choo Choo (R), A Little Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/8" circle punch, white embossing powder, Real Red stitched polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Mat pack and piercing tool, Dimensionals, Double sided tape.