Friday, May 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge #21

It is Friday! That means it is time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge at Paper Craft Planet: I am your hostess. Yay. So I got to choose the fun, summery and bright color combo. Check it out. Not a member of PCP? Don't worry, it is easy, just join then go to this link above and join the group then come back and play. EASY.

So for my card, I wanted to try a new way of using this set LILY OF THE VALLEY (MAY'S FLOWER OF THE MONTH) by Clear Dollar Stamps LLC: This idea popped into my head last week when I was staring at this set. I thought, hey I can mask that off and just use that tall middle stem of the flower and have it in a vase. Then I remembered this card I saw in the gallery by CheeseheadInCA : This card was my inspiration.

This card is pretty much explanatory. It is a standard A2 card. The three panels are black (3 1/2 x 1 1/2) White (3 3/8 x 1 3/8). That leaves a 3/8" margin. For the vases, I cut my paper to the width 1 5/8 (1/8" shorter than my punch size). Then I punched the oval out, using the punch upside down so I could see that I was even on both sides. The result is that the tips of the oval are flat (evenly flat because I cut the width first with a paper trimmer). You can punch first and use scissors to cut a skinny tip off from both ends but it will not be perfectly straight if you don't mind that. I stamped my versamark ink pad on top of each oval, covered with clear embossing powder and used heat tool to make look shiny.

STAMPS: Lily of the Valley (May Flower of the Month) Clear Dollar Stamps LLC
PAPER:Neenah Solar White (from Clear Dollar Stamps), Scraps
INK: Stampin Up Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark, Stazon Jet Black, Bic Mark-It Markers
ACCESSORIES: SU oval punch (middle size), Sponge, Mini Gold Brads (Michaels), Clear Embossing Powder, Masking Tape, Dimensional Tape, Heat tool


MariLynn said...

Lisa, this is beautiful. I love the bright colors. I never would have thought to color the lillies of the valley this way. You are so creative.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

You did a super job today Lisa. I love the colors you chose. Huge hugs...

Chris said...

Hi Lara, thank you for the lovely comment you left for me, much appreciated and it's great to find your blog, your cards are wonderful, all so bright and cheerful and so beautifully crafted. I think this card is gorgeous, love how you made the vases, so creative and the flowers are so pretty. Have a great weekend. Chris :)

Laurie tx stamper said...

This is such a clean and fresh card and love the fun bright colors! I have started my project for the WCC, and hope to finish it before tomorrow!

Mothermark said...

I love these wonderful colorful flowers! Your card is precious. Such a bright and cheerful card and a great card to showcase the chosen colors. Beautiful.

I thought I could do your challenge before the deadline but I am not sure I have any Clear Dollar stamps. Maybe I need to spend some time on their website. Congrats on being the challenge hostess!

Grace said...

I really love your punched vases and the lily of the valley was a great choice to put in the vases! I loved these colors once I got them together... I'm not a bold bright person but I really did enjoy this challenge. You are such a great hostess... greeting everyone... it was great! Thanks for all your time!

Lorraine said...

Oh Lisa, this is so pretty. I love the vivid colors that you used. Lily of the Valley looks so good all dressed up! I'm glad someone pointed me in this direction. Gonna have to give those stamps a visit!

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