Today's card was made for the colourQ Challenge #291 and Inkspirational Challenge #82. ColourQ requires the use of specific colors: Hello Honey, Gumball Green, Bordering Blue (retired), Poppy Parade (retired) and white. The Inkspirational challenge is Designer's Choice and requires the use at least three out of the following four elements: Distressing, Flowers, Embossing and Pearls. I used all four elements.
A piece of white cardstock was stamped with a flower and a bird, distressed by sponging and adhered to the card base. Two tags were created using a punch. One card was sponged along the edges. The other was decorated with stamps and then sponged.
I slipped a piece of ribbon through the tags to join them, added pearls to the tag, adhering with Glossy Accents to ensure the pearls were adhered on top of the slick surface where the flowers were heat embossed. The inside of the card was decorated along the right edge with the same border stamp as on the tag. Browse through the challenges at colourQ and Inkspirational for creative card ideas!
Techniques: Stamping, punching, fussy-cutting, heat embossing, DTP (Direct-to-Paper)
Stampin' Up! Products:
Stamps: Choose Happiness stamp set
Ink: Gumball Green, More Mustard (substitute for Hello Honey), Real Red (substitute for retired Poppy Parade), Bashful Blue (substitute for retired Bordering Blue)
Marker (non-alcohol): Gumball Green
Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Bashful Blue
Punch: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
Misc.: Hello Honey ribbon, pearls, clear EP
Stamp: Crafty Secrets Grand Greetings (sentiment)
Misc.: Glossy Accents, craft foam