Good Morning!! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was nice. Busy. Let the week begin...
So, I was REALLY stumped on how to take on this round fo the Lawnscaping Challenge #5. I'm also going to add it in for the Moxie Fab World paper Piecing Challenge. I think it definately works for that ;)
I'm telling you, after seeing the DT's work this round, I just felt like I couldn't measure up. I mean Laurel KILLED it!! The other girls were - AS ALWAYS amazing as well! I just couldn't think of what to do!!!
What I decided on, was making a "mirrored"/"reverse stamped" polaroid camera birthday card, using the Say Cheese Stamp Set.
It's a birthday card for my sister-in-law. She was very jealous of the card I made for my hubby using the same stamp (especially bec her b-day comes 1st). So, I decided to up the antie for her card. The way I made it, was by (using Colorbox Chalk Ink, in Charcoal) stamping the camera image onto the "cling" side of a giant Hero Arts Background stamp using Marie's technique. The Hero Background stamped worked the best for me and I just washed it off afterwards, and perfecto... good as new.
It took A LOT of trial and error, plus I had to get 3 perfect images (or close to perfect) because I wanted to paperpiece the camera. It was not an easy task, I had to try several different inks, and had to waste quite a bit of paper (it was double sided though, so I'll reuse the other side). If you give this a try, as Marie suggests, you also have to trace the image (I used a Black Copic Multiliner in 1.0) because the image will not really be crisp without doing so. Here's a look at my card:
I also used a glue pen to trace/fill in one of the hearts and used Martha Stewart's (fine) pink glitter to glam up the card a bit ;). I like it how it came out. It's not perfect, may not even be a great entry (because it's not TOO unconventional) but it is what it is. I'm just happy I made it out of this one alive ;). I made a commitment to myself that I'm really going to try to enter every Lawnscaping Challenge. I just really want to push and grow my cardmaking skills, so I don't want to not enter just because it's "too hard" for me. That's why it's a challenge, right?!?
Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a lovely day!