Hello and Happy Sunday to you!
with a super-fun sketch challenge to try.I decided to throw this challenge to the birds...well, not literally... but they were the theme of my card. I have completely neglected the Nursery Nest DSP over the past few months and decided that it was time to dig that paper out for this week's challenge. After a couple (*cough, cough*) stamped attempts with a few different images, I finally decided to go with a trusty punch for this one. I dressed up the bird with some embossed accents for texture along with a polka dot wing and some sparkle for good measure. This is the first time EVER that I was able to punch a banner sentiment with a 1- 1/4 Square punch. I usually snip the banners by hand...but I followed THIS TUTORIAL and finally achieved "punchy-success!" Thanks Mary Fish!! All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post.
Finally, here is a quick shot of the inside...with the "punny" sentiment that plays off the front of the card..."Happy *Bird* Day!":
Please join us this week at the Paper Players! If you have a chance, please stop by the rest of the Design Team blogs to see what they created with Nance's awesome sketch this week. The challenge closes at Noon (PST) on Friday, April 27th, 2012.
The Paper Players Design Team
Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a very HAPPY and creative day,
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: You're a Gem and Picture This (inside sentiment, retired)
Paper: Nursery Nest DSP, Subtles Collection DSP (for the bird wing), Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz Classic ink
Punches: 1- 1/4" square punch (to create the banner sentiment), 1- 3/4" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch and Bird Builder Punch
Accessories: Blushing Bride 1/2" Poly-Stitched Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones
Non SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle die cut