Thursday, May 20, 2010
It's already the 20th of the month, which means another fun Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge. This month, Bev is hosting our "Cute as a Button" challenge, where the required element is, you guessed it, buttons ;) And get this, our restricted element is ..... black. No black anything, including ink. I can't remember the last time I made something without black, so this was a good challenge for me!
I was itching to break out my new DeLovely Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket. I have to say these colors aren't especially "me," but I'm loving this collection to pieces (literally)! Things might start looking a lot brighter around here :)
To start, I stamped a flourish image from Hero Arts' awesome Speckled Ornaments set in VersaMark onto one of the DeLovely patterns, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I did all kinds of layering on that horizontal strip, including a cork layer cut with MFT's Jumbo Scallops Die-namics and a strip punched with Martha Stewart's Optic Dot border punch. I stamped three hearts (heart image is also from Speckled Ornaments) in Papertrey's Raspberry Fizz and attached them to the flourish strip with dimensionals. A cluster made of white seam binding, a crocheted flower, a button, and two leaf trinket pins breaks up some of the pink up top. At the very top, I added a thin strip of dp and even more buttons. The sentiment is from Fanciful Flourishes by Flourishes.
Many of the supplies used for this card are available at Stamper's Dream.
It's always a treat to see what all the past and current dirty girls do with these monthly challenges. Check out this month's gallery HERE.
Thanks for swinging by today!
Stamps: Speckled Ornaments (Hero Arts), Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Mini Deck
Ink: Papertrey Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark, Versamagic Tea Leaves
Accessories: white embossing powder, dimensionals, Martha Stewart Optic Dot punch, MFT Jumbo Scallops Die-namics, HugSnug white seam binding, Stampin' Up crochted flower, buttons from stash, Maya Road leaf trinket pins, corner rounder, Spellbinders tag die
Size: 4" wide by 5 1/4" high (slightly smaller than standard A2 ... I thought I'd be layering, then decided not to)