Monday, September 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Wishing Well

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!

I chose to work with the HAPPY HELLO stamp set and coordinating HELLO LARGE WORD DIE. I love making "hello" cards -- they're so perfectly all-purpose! Check out all the fun graphical elements in HAPPY HELLO:

I started my card by watercoloring a scrap of watercolor paper in the pink, orange, and yellow colors of the flowers in the inspiration photo. Out of that, I die-cut the word "hello." The leaves were cut on my Silhouette and sponged with different green inks. I dry-embossed the background with a new-to-me folder, a gift from my fabulous teammate Sheri Gilson, then added a strip of washi tape before stitching down the leaves and word die-cut with metallic thread. I stamped the word "friend" in black, trimmed it down and popped it up on foam tape, then added a few enamel dots to finish things off.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Wishing Well Designers

INK: Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: Neenah solar white card stock, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
OTHER: washi tape, embossing folder, watercolor paints, foam tape, 
enamel dots, metallic thread, sewing machine, 
Silhouette cut file: leafy branches by Kolette Hall (design id# 63956)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Amy. Love the dry embossed background, the colorful word... the stitching... awesome design.

Marisa said...

Love all that white space (embossed chevrons always a favorite of mine) and the colouring of the hello - fabulous! Great card as always.

Deepti said...

I love this beautiful card! the embossed chevrons are such a fab touch :)

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely in every little detail!

~amy~ said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Esther Asbury said...

Lots of lovely details -- I especially like the stitching across the bottom!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy this is so beautiful I love that hello die and those watercoloured leaves!

Южик said...

Dear Amy,
We, Belarusian challenge blog "Scrapim na radost", would kindly ask you to show as an example your unique works (referring to your blog to be sure) within our joint project "Akvarel". We would be really grateful if you could give us a small interview which will be illustrated with your works as well. want to clarify some points, but we can not touch ... can tell how to do it? can write to us at the e-mail scrapim-na-radost @

Best regards,
Julia and Olga
Challenge blog "Scrapim na radost" Managers

Sheri Gilson said...

Awesome card, Amy! Think I may need that EF now...LOL