Today Little Claire are launching their May digi stamp challenge and the theme is MONO so that makes it a bit easier because there is no colouring in. The prize for the winner is 5 digi stamps of your choice to download from the Little Caire shop. Take a look at the challenge and all the cards made by the design team to help inspire you and have a go. Good luck.
So as part of the design teamI have made this card using the sweetest little zentangle style dog ever. The theme of mono colours made me think of black and white and then when I thought some more I realised that mono can be any two colours, so I went for black and grey just to be different.
what you will need:
Little Claire Swirly Whirlie Dog digi stamp
6" x 6" base card
A4 grey card/paper
Crafts Too Cherry Blossom embossing folder
Joanna Sheen With Love die
lacy butterfly die about 1 1/2" wide
die cutting machine
Tonic small flower boot punch
grey satin ribbon
Sekura glitter pen
silver glitter glue/Stickles
Import the Swirly Whirlie Dog stamp and re size it to 3 7/16" from side to side.
Print the image onto the grey card/paper (if you keep the image near the top of the card/paper you can use the remainder for the rest of the card).
Cut the image to size (about 3 5/8" x 2 1/2") and mat and layer onto a piece of the black card/paper.
Cut the black paper/card to the size of the base card and stick it onto the base card.
Cut the grey paper/card (I used a thick sugar paper) to mat and layer onto the black base card but do not stick down.
Put the Cherry Blossom embossing folder onto the card so that the design runs down the right hand side of the grey paper/card and then run through the embossing machine (don't worry about the line created by the edge of the embossing folder as this will be covered over with ribbon).
Cut the grey satin ribbon long enough to secure around the back of the grey card/paper and stick into place to cover the line made by the embossing folders edge. Remember to take the ribbon around to the back and secure.
Stick this onto the black base card.
Stick the Swirly Whirlie Dog topper onto the card.
Using the Joanna Sheen With Love die, cut out the sentiment with the die cutting machine.
Cut into the sentiment with your scissors so that you have two words and try to keep one of the intertwined hearts also in the sentiment.
Stick the words onto the card and stick the hearts in the bottom right hand corner.
Punch out 5 flowers from the black card/paper using the Tonic small flower boot punch.
Shape the flowers by pressing down in the centre with a rounded object (small paint brush end) in the palm of your hand.
Dab the silver glitter glue in the centre of each flower and leave to dry.
When dry stick the flowers onto the card.
Cut the lacy butterfly from the black paper/card.
Using the Secura glitter pen glitter up its middle section and leave to dry.
Stick the butterfly onto the card.
Make a bow with the grey satin ribbon and stick onto the card.