June 02, 2010

Laugh Out Loud for Whimsical Wednesdays and a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

I had such fun with this inspiration photo! And I LOVE that quote.

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I was so inspired by the way the plants around the outside reach into the center that I tried to recreate it. And such wonderful bright colours!

clear floral card 
If you’ve never made a clear card, you should think about sandwiching your clear acetate between your paper layers, mats and embellishments. clear floral card insideHere, the wavy paper is on the inside with most of the adhesive under the oval and flower. The pink layer is also on the inside of the front of the card with the glittery side showing through the front. The white CS writing area is inside the card back and the patterned paper layer is on the back. This way, all of the adhesive remains hidden.I also used Mojo Monday 141 and Skipping Stones Design Sketches considering they were very similar. I love it when I can do three or more challenges at the same time!

clear floral card back

The ovals I used are all much larger than any template or Nestability I own (Nesties don’t come larger). So here is how I got larger ovals.

 

 

 
I have a set of these little metal disks from a fine woodworking store. They are great for adding a set amount to a curved edge. clear floral card mat layerYou insert a pencil into the center of the disk and draw your line. SU! used to sell a small one of these. I used these for the pink cardstock layer and the DP layer. The inner oval was also traced because I wanted to exclude all of those flowers and it would have taken longer to trim them using the ‘out of the box’ technique.

OK, so now for the HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT. This is the only week in June that we will be having a challenge. You must create a project inspired by the photo above. You have until June 20 8 PM CST. I that is 9 PM EST. You may enter as many times as you like and the more you do, the more likely you are to win!! So what are you playing for???

ONE winner will receive:

TWO Kraftin' Kimmie stamps of Choice, sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This HUGE prize from Tamiko's:

1.  Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame
2.  1/4" Scorepal tape
3.  Sticky thumb adhesive tape
4.  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
5.  Robin's nest tear drops
6.  Robin's nest dew drop
7.  Robin's nest mini dew drops
8.  2-3 bags of Lion coffee (a little something from Hawaii)

A FREE Digital Image sponsored by Daredevil herself, Sara Henton

TWO Rubber Stamps from a newly released  BabyBud Designs (manuf. by C.C. Designs) sponsored by Daredevil Krista VanTol!

ONE 4x6 Set of choice from The Greeting Farm

Can you BELIEVE the generosity of these sponsors???   I am SUPER stoked for this and it's nothing we've ever had the privilege to offer our players before.  I cannot WAIT to see who the random winner is!

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So, go forth, create and have a blast doing it! For more inspiration, be sure to visit all of the DareDevils this week! I can’t wait to see all of your creations.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
DP-Imaginisce, CS-shimmer Bazzill, clear CS-PTI
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, K&Co-coloured rhinestones, floral rhinestone-stash, Oval Nestabilities, Zva-white rhinestones, white polka dot rub ons-SU!

2 comments:

Kris said...

What an awesome clear card!!! i've only tried to make one once! think you've inspired me to bring out the acetate... Love the beautiful DP you used... =D

lilmisspolkadot said...

never saw a clear card, but i love it !!