Friday, August 8, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Day 5

Today's project is a result of pure stubbornness.

I was thinking about stamping a whole bunch of the sunbursts in different colors across the front of a card, kinda like a rainbow.

Well, that looked awful.

But I really wanted to do something with the sunburst in multi-colors. I was not going to let it go!

I got out my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I seriously don't know what I'd do without that tool. I pulled out three colors I liked together: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush. Then I stamped the sunburst three times, once in each color, lining each color up with my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I still didn't know what I was going to do with it. It was pretty, but now what?

I cut it out with my Circle Framelits. Better.

It was starting to become something like a flower, but it needed depth. I used my Paper Snips to cut toward the center. I didn't cut all the way, so it wouldn't fall apart. For extra stability, I added a Strawberry Slush circle behind it, and a Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush center to the front. Of course a Rhinestone finishes it off.

Every flower needs a stem, so I cut a piece of DSP from the Flowerpot collection.

The "Hello Love" stamp is from a set that will be available as a hostess set in the Seasonal Catalog. I brightened it up with a strip of Silver Foil Sheet that I embossed with my Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate.

Now that I think about it, there are a lot of tools used on this project!




And then, of course, the inside and envelope needed a little decorating.

Thank you for looking! Next week, I will show off a new stamp set, so be sure to check back!

Until next time,

Alison

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