Sunday, February 7, 2010

Life on the Scrap Beach - February challenge #3

This is the third challenge from Life on the Scrap Beach's 2010 February Monthly Crop. The challenge was titled 'I Can See My Shadow' ... in honour of February's favourite groundhog. So, you had to come up with a layout, card or other project using the shadow stamping technique. I've never used this technique ... in fact, I've never heard of it before ... but I really like the affect. I decided to create a tag ... I used a few shades of the Distress Ink and a CTMH ink for the stamped image. I don't have a grey ink, so I used the second generation stamping for the shadow portion of the image. Then I just finished it off with some BG fibers and a charm I picked up at Michaels.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Couple of Cards

Two of my friends just told me that they are expecting ... actually, they are due within a week or two of each other. So, I decided to make each of them a card congratulating them on the exciting news. However, I didn't want to make the conventional 'Congratulations, you're expecting' card. So, when I saw this stamp in the dollar bin at Michaels (actually, it's a $1.50 bin in Canada) I knew it would be perfect. I stamped it a few times on a piece of patterned paper from the K&Co 'Wild Raspberry' collection and cut out the dress portion of the image. Then I decided to give it a little more 'pop' and cut the belly part out of a couple more images and attached it to the dress with some pop dots. I then stamped the image on some white card stock after I had added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose. I then added some ribbon and rounded the corners on the smaller card.

The cards definitely have a 'girly' feel to them, but I figured it's ok 'cause the cards are for the moms-to-be.

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