"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #5 "WE JUST CLICK" card ;)

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!


  1. Your card is wonderful, I'm sure you SIL will love it. I am going to have to try this mirror technique because I have had a lot of occasions that I wanted images "facing" each other. I'm so glad you're playing in the Lawnscaping challenges, your projects always bring me a smile :)

  2. Great job on the challenge! I'm so happy you tried out the reverse stamping technique, and that you stayed with it even with it being tricky! TFS =)

  3. so so cute! Love the sentimenmt too! Just darling!

  4. I love this card, Heather! Fantastic job! =)

  5. That sounds like a great thing to try out, thanks! Love your card too.

  6. Oh Heather, this is adorable!! I love the mirrored camera, the sentiment you created, the glitter heart! Your card is wonderful! And I so appreciate you playing every week. I know this challenge was a pretty hard one and you did great. Thanks for the shout out girl! Your blog always brings a smile to my face every time! Thanks again for playing along!!!! I love it.

  7. Your card turned out adorable. I'm so grateful to Marie for teaching that technique, aren't you? It really opens up the possibilities. Your SIL will love this! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!