Monday, March 15, 2010

Papertrey Princess Challenge #4 Score It!

Papertrey Princess Challenge #4- Score It!

For Pam's challenge we were to use scoring as a background or focal image for our project. I decided to use scoring to make my image *pop* off the card (almost literally). I cut a piece of Kraft CS into a 5 1/4"x 5 1/4" square and then scored equal triangle to make the flaps of the card. It's a little difficult to tell from my pictures but I also scored 1/2" from the top of the triangles, on which I mounted my leaves and flower. (As a side point, the next time I make this type of card I will adhere velcro under the focal image and to the opposing leaf or background image to make opening and closing the card a little easier. I used a pop-dot this time and it was too sticky). With the extra score line the card could close flat and be put into an envelope, but when it's laying out it pops up a bit and gives it a little 3D effect. The total measurement for the card is 3 3/4" square, so it will fit into a 4" square envelope. Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2 Challenges at once! Poppy Seed Challenge#1 and Papertrey Princess Challenge #3

Poppy-Seed-1-challange[Papertrey+Princess+Challenge]My post today shows a few different projects that were for both Lisa Johnson's first Poppy Seed challenge and the Papertrey Princess Challenge #3. Most of the supplies are from PTI, but the mermaid is from Bombshell Stamps, which has some really fantastic stamps. Think 50's pin-up girl/sailor tattoo art. Pretty unique. We've got a whole mermaid thing here at our house (gorgonoula means "little mermaid" in Greek), so I just loved to color this stamp. The quilt card has a cute little heart gem on it from Amuse, and the crystals in the center of the violet are from PTI. Enjoy and thanks for all of your feedback.