Hello Fellow Crafters!
I would like to share a card submitted for a few challenges. The card used my much loved and cautiously cut Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper.
The card is following a sketch for the Crafting Musketeers Challenge #4. As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of Graphic 45- not sure why but it just called out to me. As coincidence would have it, the Kraft Journal started a new challenge this week to create a card inspired by your favorite designer....I picked Gloria Stengel for my inspiration. I have been admiring her work since I first saw it on the Graphic 45 site. She has such a wonderful style and her cards are so full of life and color and texture. Her creativity shows in every card and no two are same. She really is a talented and creative paper crafter.
The card was made with a Kraft paper base. Graphic 45's Secret Garden paper from the 8x8 and 6x6 pads were also used. The die cut behind the adorable image of the two girls was cut from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle die set. Ribbon was added as shown, as were three small pink pearls. An ivory tab was applied under the vertical rectangle and JustRite's sentiment "Life is better with friends" (from Spread Your Wings stamp set) was stamped in Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose distress ink.
I did not realize until after the card was completed that Gloria probably would have had it open from the top, but I think it still looks nice opening from the side. :)
The following paragraph is directed specifically to the Crafting Musketeers so feel free to skip down to the Materials Used and Challenge sections if you wish. The Crafting Musketeers is having a DT call and I would like to apply for the open DT position. A wee bit about myself: Although I have had a blog for a while, I did not really start blogging until January of this year. I do blog on a regular basis- approximately 2-3 times per week. I find that participating in challenges are a great way to try new techniques, meet fellow crafters and see other crafters' amazing projects. I believe being on a DT would be a fun way to meet other crafters and share in the joy of paper crafts. Thank you for the consideration.
- Kraft card stock
- Graphic 45 paper pads- Secret Garden 8x8 and 6x6
- Spellbinders die set Timeless Rectangle
- Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink pad
- JustRite Spread Your Wings stamp set
- Pearls, lace, ribbon and green twine
Thank you so much for stopping by and stay crafty. ;)
This card is entered into the following challenges:
Crafting Musketeers, Sketch
Kraft Journal, Favorite Designer Inspiration
Cuttlebugmania, Die Cut (Timeless Rectangle die cut)
Craftin Desert Divas, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Die Cutting Divas, Just Because