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!!