Sunday, February 15, 2009

Loonie Stamper Challenge #27

So Charlene set the Loonie Stamper Challenge #27 and I was instantly interested! She picked Black, Cream, and Book Print. Are you kidding...these look awesome together so I knew I had to give it a whirl!! Interestingly, I've been playing around with some "book print" designer papers lately, punching out various shapes. But I didn't use any of them on my card....I started from scratch!
I started out by making the tag. I was just going to photograph it and upload but I decided that it was a bit of a lame "entry" so I decided to put it on a card.
To make the tag, I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that had been punched with the Stampin' Up! tag punch. Then, I used a punched circle scrap to draw the curved top I wanted on the tag punch. Then I cut it out and rounded the bottom corners. Next, I used this vanilla tag shape I had created as a template on the "book print" patterned paper. I had to cut it down so that some of the vanilla tag matted this new pattern paper tag. I added faux stitching around the edges. I didn't like how the words were so bright (figured that anything I stamped onto it would get lost) so I swiped a bit of very vanilla craft ink over top of the patterned paper and let it dry. Next, I took that flower stamp and stamped on some black as well as the word "wishes". I attached the two tags and then mounted this all onto a piece of black cardstock and cut around the tag leaving a bit of black matting. Finally, I added a black eyelet and some hemp. I really like the end results of this and might just spend the day making a few more for little gift bags.
The card itself is pretty staight forward. re-stamped "birthday" over and over for a strip of interst. Added the 2 thin lines of vanilla cardstock just about the scallops.
Now you have to go see what all the Loonie ladies created with this challenge:
Thanks for visiting. Are you as sad as I am that you didn't win anything at the PTI release party!! I'm feeling pretty degected...but I guess now I have to go ahead and put in a huge order :D
Have a great long weekend!!


Charlene Austin said...

Wow, Donelda~~~this is awesome!! I am so in love with your tag. Can you make it in about the size of 18" x 24" so that I can frame it and hang it? LOL~~but really....wouldn't that be the coolest art piece to hang?

Deanna said...

Holy crap this is beautiful! You out did yourself on that tag! Gorgeous!

And yes, it totally sucks that I didn not win anything from PTI... ever! LOL

Wendy said...

NICE!!! I love the tag! What a neat idea to put it that way! Thanks for playing with us!

Jewels said...

LOVE it!s a great card and like Char said that tag is awesome!!

Regan said...

this is soooo awesome Donelda

Thankd for playin'

maria fiscella said...

Donelda!!! That tag is so far beyond gorgeous that I can't even come up with a proper accolade. So glad you played!