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Monday, February 2, 2015

Meeting a Challenge

I tend to be a very literal person. So when I studied a design layout that was part of a challenge, I copied it exactly, using my own choice of papers, colors, stamps, etc. After scrolling through the other entries, I realized how flexible the challenge really is. Next time I may tweak it a little. But I do like the result of this card. The flower image was stamped twice, once with Hello Honey ink and, turned slightly, again with Baked Brown Sugar Ink. If you look closely, you will see that the Baked Brown Sugar ink didn't cover the center of my stamp. That was accidental, but I like it enough that if I were to use this technique again, I would intentionally remove the ink from the center when using the darker color.

The button in the middle of the flower is actually molded Simply Pressed Clay. I had molded a number of buttons and blossoms a while ago so they are completely dry. Since I left the clay white, it is easy to make them whatever color I wish by coloring with a Stampin' Write Marker. I attached it, as well as the bow, with our Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Products Used: 
Flower Shop stamp set (6), W 130939, $23.95; C 130942, $17.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Hello Honey 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 133678, $6.95
Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad, 133643, $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad, 131174, $5.95
2013-2015 Stampin Write Markers (5), 131260, $14.95
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (15 yards), 135639, $3.50
Simply Pressed Clay, 130685, $6.95
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (2), 131272, $7.95
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127749, $7.95
Modern Label punch, 119849, $16.95

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