Wowzers! With all the excitement that’s been happening this week over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog I can hardly type for this week’s Be Inspired Challenge. Now if you haven’t already, make sure you fill in the ProvoCraft survey, it’s quick, anonymous and they’re looking for your input on a new idea (bigger) on something that’s been around for a while (CB) because well wouldn’t that be fabulous?!
So with this week’s Be Inspired Challenge it’s a inter-site challenge! So we’ve paired up with…SHEETLOAD! Now if you haven’t already seen these guys, you are going to be in for a super treat! Every month they come out with a sketch and cutting diagrams so if you love the layout of the card, all you have to do is follow the cutting diagrams to mass produce a bunch of cards at a time. (It also saves paper waste too!) They have an amazing design team that come up with great ideas from the sketch of the month.
Now they also have a sister site called ShortCuts with an online store that carries some unique products for crafting. Their acetate sheets are fabulous! In fact, they are extremely generous and sent us some clear as well as frosted pre-scored card blanks (acetate) to use with this challenge! Thank you sooo much you guys!! I have to remember to order more of these as they were fun and easy to use!
Now here’s the sketch for the April challenge:
Here’s my take on the sketch:
So when I was first planning this card, I picked out the frosted acetate because I had never worked with it before. Then I gravitated towards some Spellbinders metal foil that I had wanted to use for sometime. Now, this is where I think I need help…I have 25 A2 sized embossing folders many choices and whenever I reach for a folder it’s D’Vine Swirls, I have to consciously not choose it! But for this challenge, it works oh sooo well! I ran the foil through the EF and then sanded the embossed areas. To “mute” it I decided to place it on the underside of the frosted area (this also helps to keep your adhesive out of plain view when you place something on the topside).
I glued the two pieces of green Bazzill cardstock together then ran it through D’Vine Swirls and then rubbed the ink pad on top of the embossing with Brilliance Copper Pigment ink.
For my MFT gal, I stamped the image on the white cardstock as well as the Basic Grey Porcelain paper and paper pieced them together and coloured her in with Copics. I used the Sakura Stardust glitter pen to accent the steam coming from her cup of coffee which wasn’t noticeable because of the lighting.
Paper – Frosted Card Blank (ShortCuts), Bazzill, Porcelain (Basic Grey), White Daisy (CTMH)
Stamp – Hot Stuff (MFT)
Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Cosmic Copper Brilliance (Tsukineko), Clear Starburst Gel Pen (Sakura), Copics (E00, E02, E35, RV02)
Embellishments – Copper Pearls (Kaiser), Copper Foil (Spellbinders), D’Vine Swirls CB EF (ProvoCraft), Corner Rounder Punch
Be sure to visit the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to fill in your survey (tomorrow is the last day) as well as see the fabulous creations my DT friends have created for you. ALSO! Be sure to see how the Sheetload DT interpreted tackled the challenge by visiting them too! Again my many thanks to the wonderful peeps over at Sheetload, it was “loads” of fun and I hope that we can do it again!!
Thanks for dropping by today!