Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Today I actually got to play in my stamp room during the day!!! My poor little guy got sent home from preschool yesterday with a fever, so even though he was just about fever free by dinnertime last night, no preschool for him today. My mom was able to watch him in the morning for us, but she had to take my mommom to the hair salon this afternoon so I had to come home early from work and watch the little guy. It just so happened that his naptime coincided with when I picked him up. I had 2 1/2 hours to play in the middle of the day - bonus!!!! (Just in case anyone from work reads this blog - don't worry - I'll use sick time!)
So anyway, I got to make cards for THREE different splitcoast challenges this week. The one I'm sharing today is 'Try a new technique' or something to that effect. The challenge was to make a 'flip-flop' card, which I have to say, is pretty challenging. I had this Gable green laying around from last week, and since this card is kind of fun, I thought that a little girl would love something like this. So that was my inspiration when I designed it. It's got bright, fun colors, a cute butterfly stamp, and the 'flip-flop' part is just clever. Whoever came up with that design is pretty ingenious. I'll definately be making more of these in the future!
Just as a quick reference, the first picture is how the card looks 'closed' although with the way it's made it doesn't really ever sit completely closed except I guess when it comes out of the envelope. The other two pics show both sides of the card. The large butterflies are two-step stamped and I stamped off once before doing the 'background' layer.
Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, So Swirly jumbo wheel
Cardstock: Gable Green, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Versamark
Other Stuff: Stamp-a-ma-jig, glitter pen, markers, Flip-flop card directions (couldn't have made this card without directions!)