Howdy!! It's time for another CCEE challenge that I do each Monday with a small group of friends. Cindy Haffner came up with our challenges for this month. Today we were to make a blue card with brads. (She was very easy on us since this is such a busy month. Thanks Cindy...you're a dear)
I made this card for a special young man who just turned 10 on Friday (okay...so I'm a bit late...but what boy doesn't like a birthday drawn out? *grin*)
Anyway, this is quite the mish-mash of stamps and inks. The bg was created by leaving the Kraft cardstock in the Labels I diecut and sponging the inside with Craft White (SU) and Petal Point blues. I then stamped the trees (Lovely as a Tree - SU) with Tuxedo Black (Memento), the left Wanted (SU) horse with Sepia (Versafine), and the right one again with Tuxedo Black after masking the first one. Now I realize the horses shouldn't be lined up the way they are. It's not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The brown one was supposed to be higher, but I rushed it and didn't use my positioner. Arghh!! Since this was my 4th attempt at a bg, I'm just leaving it as is. I know...the horror. After stamping all the images, I heat set the pigment inks with my heat tool, and added some snow with my Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
The blue bg panel was dry embossed with the Forest Panel (Cuttlebug). I then blanket stitched along the edges with my sewing machine.
I created the sentiment with my JustRite Harmony Rectangular Stamper set, and the 25 pt Brayton Font letters and symbols.
The circle star is from the charming Papertrey set called Background Basics Stars.
To see what the other girls have come up with this month, click HERE.
And if you'd like to play along, we'd love to see what you come up with. Just follow the instructions on the CCEE Stampers blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you had a blessed weekend!!
Stamps - Wanted, Lovely as a Tree (SU), Sentiment (JustRite), Background Basics Stars (Papertrey)
Paper - MME, Suede Brown Dark, Kraft (Prismatics)
Ink - Craft White (SU), Petal Point pigments, Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sepia (Versafine)
Accessories - brads, twine, sewing machine, cuttlebug, nestabilities, sponge, dimensional tape, white opaque pen (Inkssentials)