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Friday, July 20, 2007

Another Challenge At Split Coast

This was the challenge at Split Coast Stampers last week. I forgot to submit it when I finished it. It's not too late so I'm sure I'll get it posted on there soon. The challenge sketch was a difficult one to look at without seeing any finished samples. I sometimes need to see a sample before I get inspired. This card is ok. To me it seems to need a little more finesse but I don't know what else I could do to it. I used the Flannel Plaid stamp and Creamy Caramel ink for the Always Artichoke background piece. I used the Noble Deer set. I stamped the deer in Close to Cocoa on Vanilla card stock. I also stamped the image again so I could cut out the wedge piece. I prepared the background by using the linen stamp and creamy caramel ink. I punched out a piece of Black card stock and set it on top of a larger clear button and poked holes in it to match the button. Then I punched another larger circle out of Always Artichoke and layered it behind the black piece. Then I set it in place with a dimensional. The black "things" are large paper fasteners from Office Depot. I heated them up (holding them with a clothes pin of course) and dipped them in black embossing powder and heated the powder until it was melted and smooth. Because the large paper fasteners have long prongs I decided I needed to cut them down. I just used a regular pair of scissors. Don't use a good pair of scissors. If you have time, give the Sketch Challenges listed on Wednesday's a try. I like to find new layouts and this is a perfect place to do it!

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Classroomfree said...

I really like that card, very unusual. I've not seen anything like it before. Well done!

Corie said...

WOW -- love this one!! Great job on the sketch challenge!!!

Lynda said...

You did a great job with this challenge. VERY creative!


Anonymous said...

Wanda your deer card is very clever, even my husband liked it. Laurie O