Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Forever Young, Soooo Shake It!!

I took on the StampinUpLNStampers Dots n Stripes challenge for this Adventurous Borchard Parks and Rec class card!

I also wanted a fun but funky color
Mix. I looked in my Color Coach and liked this Black, Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler pick. The secret is to use the colors in diminished percentage. So use one as the bulk of the color and each of the next two in lesser amounts. This prevents the colors from overwhelming the card.

With this Striped Folder and my Big Shot I created the lines and texture. I then used the Brayer that I'd rolled in Cherry Cobbler ink and rolled across the raised lines. I like the funky strip look, don't you?!?!!

Taking this Forever Young stamp set I used Basic Black ink and stamped it on Very Vanilla paper. I then punched out this 1 3/8" circle. I used our Shaker frame to surround the circle that I adhered and boned down with Snail adhesive. I added a dash of Dazzling Diamonds and then used a window sheet to seal in the sparkle but be see through.

I surrounded the remaining tree 3 1/2"x3 1/2" paper with a sponge dipped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I used Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to raise the tree and float above the shaker.

With this fun sentiment "Imagine the Possibilities" I stamped it in Black on Cherry Cobbler paper. I added the Rhinestones to mimic the bling. This Decorative Label punch is a Must Have for every stamper.

I hope you feel the sheer wonder of swinging in a tree, not a care in the world, with this card. I know it makes me smile!

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