Thursday, 2 September 2010

A spinner card for a kid's birthday party invitation

Ok so I'm one for one so far, on guessing the retiring stamp sets. My next prediction was Garden Whimsy which I used to create a kid's birthday party invitation for the challenge over at In Love With Stamping.

Stamp sets: Garden Whimsy, Sincere Salutations (sentiment), Pocket Silhouettes (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Glorious Green, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Stampin' Pastels
Punches: Word Window, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Circle
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Fine Cosmo (Orchid)

The tulips were inked direct to stamp with markers and stamped twice for each inking to get the stronger and paler colours. Using scrap paper punched with the Scallop Circle as a template I chalked around with Bashful Blue to create some clouds. The base of the tulips was chalked with Glorious Green. I created a channel for the spinner by punching along a pencilled line with the Word Window. This window was then pencilled onto a strip of Whisper White and a stamp-a-ma-jig used to place the text before erasing the pencilled lines. This sentiment strip was adhered in place direct to the A6 Pixie Pink card blank. The butterfly was inked with Almost Amethyst, "thumped" with Lovely Lilac, stamped onto Whisper White card and cut out leaving a reasonable margin. Dazzling Diamonds and Orchid glitters were added to the butterfly with Tombow and left to dry. All corners of a dimensional were snipped off to round it and ensure that it fit easily in the spinner channel. This was then sandwiched between two pennies, one on each side of the card front aperture. The card front was popped up on the base card with dimensionals stacked in twos (this allows sufficient clearance for the spinner). The butterfly was popped onto the front penny on a dimensional. The sentiment was stamped in Pink Passion on Whisper White card, punched out with the Large Oval and matted onto a Scallop Oval of Pixie Pink. This was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

... and Garden Whimsy ... will be carried forward to the new catalogue, so I got that one wrong, lol. 50% success rate though so far.

How were your own predictions? Are you beating me?

Sara xx

1 comment:

Loraine Arderne said...

This is very pretty indeed. Been wanting to do a spinner card for ages and that word window punch might just be NEEDED.