Today is the launch of the LC Designs March stamp challenge and the theme is "anything goes" which is even better than usual because you can go wild with your crafty imagination and submit anything made with a stamped image. This is the fantastic prize you could win if you enter the challenge.
I have made a this card as inspiration for all you crafters who might be having trouble with your mojo. I have used muted colours which I think looks a little bit shabby chic and a fantastic fun stamp of Elephants. I have used a Craftwork Cards die cut flower pad to make the big flower and I just assumed that it would still be on sale but when I have looked on their web site it isn't and I don't know what the design is called so I do apologise. Craftwork Cards do still sell die cut flower packs and the colours of some of them would work with this card or the Tim Holtz Tatty Flowers die is quite a large flower die and you could use some of the other papers in the Nit Wit paper pad to make the flower.
what you will need:
LC Designs digi Elephants in Squares stamp
Woodware Clear Magic sentiment stamps
Nitwit Collections Pastel Dreams 8" x 8" paper pad - blue spot
Craftwork Cards die cut flower pad in pinks and blues
6" x 6" white base card
good quality white card to print onto
black Versa Fine ink pad
pale pink bakers twine
pink glitter card scraps
blue card scraps
silver heart charm
small flower punch
small hole punch
Tim Holts Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Cut a piece of pink card to mat and layer onto the white base card and stick into position.a
Cut the Nitwit Pastel Dreams blue spot paper to mat and layer onto the pink card but do not stick down.
Cut 2 pieces of pink bakers twine long enough to wrap the ends around the back of the card.
Tie the two pieces of twine together with a knot about 1/3 down from the top.
Place the bakers twine to the blue spot paper so the knot is about 1 1/4" down and 1 1/2" in from the right hand side of the card, spread the two pieces of twine and secure the top of the twine around the back of the card with tape.
Thread the silver heart charm onto the right hand thread and then spread the threads apart and secure with tape at the back of the paper.
Leave the charm loose for now.
Mat and layer the blue spotted paper onto the base card.
Open your Elephants in Squares digi stamp in your graphics program and re size so that the image measures 2 15/16 from side to side.
Print the image onto good quality white cad.
Trim the image down to size and colour it in.
Mat and layer the coloured image onto pink card.
Stick the image onto the base card at a jaunty angle.
Punch 6 small flowers from the pink glitter paper (I used a Fiskers border punch to make the small flower), stick into position on the topper.dots using the blue card and the small
Punch 6 dots using the blue card and the small hole punch, stick one dot at the centre of each flower.
Pop out 3 of the Craftwork Card die cut flowers and shape them.
Shade the edges of the petals with the Tim Holts Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
Stick the flower layers together.
Place a silver brad at the centre of the flower.
Stick the flower onto the base card.
Stick the silver heart charm to the blue spotted paper.
Using the Woodware sentiment stamp Best Wishes and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the sentiment onto the base card.