Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mother's Day card..

I made this card last night for my grandma for Mother's Day. She is a quilter/knitter, so I thought she would appreciate this new stamp I got from A*Muse. I also got the awesome sentiment that goes with it "Knit Happens" haha but I didn't think she would appreciate that one so much so I used another one I just picked up yesterday that says "Have a Spenderifous Day".

This one also fulfills the week 2 challenge for AMUseaPalooza (go check out the challenge for yourself at the amuseapalooza blog) (anyhow, the challenge was to use no black ink). I was obviously stuck on Going Gray and scallops last night. The yarn was stamped on shimmery white cardstock in Going Grey ink and then colored in with a Cool Caribbean reinker and blender pen. I cut this out with my colluzzle and then mounted it on a mega scalloped circle stamped from Cool Caribbean ink. Then I took my paper piercer and Signo white gen pen to dot the centers of the scallops.

The card base is Going Grey stamped with the Floral BG stamp (which is way prettier on a card than it is in the catalog by the way). Next I took a small strip of Cool Caribbean cardstock, stamped it with the Canvas BG and used my slit punch to create the scalloped edge.

I adhered this on the card base and then added a couple of finishing touches. I dotted the side scallops with my gel pen and tied a sheer polka dot ribbon along the edge. The sentiment was stamped along the bottom edge in Going Gray ink and called it done. What do ya think??


Allison said...

Terrific creation!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a cool way to scallop. I would have never thought to use my slit punch to scallop chris