Monday, January 5, 2009

a case of royalty

Hello. Sunday on splitcoast means a featured stamper challenge. I don't usually participate in this challenge, simply because I am usually busy preparing for my Tuesday class, trying to get it all done, so I'm not rushing around on Monday and stressing. But we always take a break from mid-Dec. - mid-Jan., so I thought I'd check it out and to my surprise, the featured stamper was none other than Julie Ebersole, known as JulieHRR (or Her Royal Rubberness) on splitcoast. Her cards are usually clean and simple, without a lot of layers or embellishment -- in short, cards that are fun and easy to make. So, I decided to participate.

The rules of the challenge require that you change at least 2 things, so it's not a direct copy, but a starting point. I chose this card to case.

The first thing I did was start with a top fold A2 card in white instead of a side opening card. I wanted to use the birds from the Love You Much set and keep them blue. So I found a couple coordinating pieces of blue dp. I stamped the birds on white card stock and colored them with koh-i-noor colored pencils and gamsol. Then, since my square punches were too small, I used circle punches. Because the heart between the birds was stamped in black, I decided to glue a heart button over it. The remainder of the card layout is pretty similar to Julie's, but I added some faux stitching, as well as stickles and popped up the image.

stamps: love you much
ink: jet black stazon
paper: white, brilliant blue, dp (unknown)
other: tiny heart button, royal blue grosgrain ribbon, dark blue stickles, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2" scallop circle punch (EK success), foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed today.


Shirley said...

Now they are toooo cute for words. I love how you did the words and the decorative ribbon on top of the DP or BG. How very pretty!

Jamie Martin said...

Melody, this card is sooo nice, love it!