I'm so exited - this is my first post for Craft Your Passion as a Guest Design Team member for June!
For this week, the challenge was to use chevrons. An Inspiration photo was also provided:
Very pretty! And how lucky I was that I have the perfect washi tape for such a project - from My Minds Eye Indie Chic collection. Here is what I came up with:
Once I decided on the pattern, I had to decide on an image. Since I got to choose from images provided by the sponsor of this week's challenge Delicious Doodles the most difficult part was just picking one (I have never been known to be a decisive person). After some consideration I chose "Bee and Flower". So cute!
I started with some kraft cardstock cut and scored to a standard A2 size. After corner rounding the bottom corners I added my tissue tape vertically strip by strip, matching the pattern as I went along, kind of like you would match up wall paper. I left the bottom of each strip jagged and uneven as I thought this would allow for some interest. For the same reason I lifted the strips on either end and tore them lengthwise before replacing them in their alloted spaces. To add contrast I placed two strips of yellow tape with polka dots horizontally about a third of the way from the bottom. Since the tape is semi-transparent you can still see a bit of the chevron through the yellow. I really like the effect.
Since this was my first card for Craft Your Passion I wanted to do something a little different and special, so I pulled some Stampin' Up! transparencies from my stash. I've been hoarding these sheets forever but I thought they would be fun here, particularly the one with foliage on it. To hide the adhesive I first attached the sheet to the card with Zots placed at either end of the yellow tape, since I knew I would be putting ribbon or twine over that spot. After the rest of the elements were added I carefully lifted the transparency and added more Zots under each so that the sheet was more secure.
I added some baker's twine and placed some Prima flowers over the foliage. I heat embossed the sentiment on a banner cut strip of kraft and corner rounded the opposite end. The sentiment was adhered with foam squares. Once this was done it was time to work with my image.
I was slightly nervous about this part as I have rarely worked with digi images, but I'm all for learning new things so I googled some instructions and got to work. I printed the image on 120# cardstock and heat set it to minimize smudging. I then coloured the image and added some Sakura glitter pen. My original intention was to only add glitter to the wings, but then I added some to the antennae, then I thought some might look nice around the face, and then before I knew it, all of the black was covered in glitter. Thats ok, I like glitter! Once my image was finished I cut it out with some detail scissors and placed on my card with foam squares.
On the inside of the card I heat embossed the matching sentiment and added a touch of glitter pen to the letters. Since the cardfront is fairly busy (like a bee maybe, lol) I decided that further decoration wasn't necessary.
This was a really fun card to make. I love the combination of the chevrons with the flowers and the bakers twine, and I love the shine of the transparency, and the leaves under the flowers. Best of all, I really love the little bee - she's so cute! I think it is fair to say that I am over my fear of digi images - I foresee more projects with them in the future! :)
I used the following products:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake. Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120# Pure White.
Stamps: Delicious Doodles Bee and Flower (digi), Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Martha Stewart Bright White Embossing Powder.
Markers: Bic Mark Its Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Pink Flamingo Peach Parfait, Yellow Blaze, Forest Green. Copic W5, W3.
Embellishments: My Minds Eye Indie Chic Paper Tape, Prima Flowers Mellisse Nature Garden, We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Bakers Twine Blueberry, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust. Stampin' Up! Clearly Thanks printed window sheets.
Adhesive: Zots, Foam Squares.
Other tools: Paper Trimmer, scissors, bone folder We R Memory Keeper Corner Chomper.
I am also entering the following challenges: