Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 1: The 7 day challenge

So day one has worked out very well (not sure what this is see Challenge here). Below is my first kick at a two page spread using Lovely Flowers Bundle. I'm so in love the new In Colours. At first I was like give me some glasses these colours are so bright (I am a oh neutral kinda gal) but when you use the paper from this bundle and add some white its fantastic.

Left Facing Page

Right Facing Page

Close-up left facing page

Close-up right facing page

Recipe for Page 1 (left facing page):


Paper: Whisper White cardstock; Melon Mambo card stock; Old Olive card stock
Ink (all classic): Old Olive; Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets: Flower Lines Stamp Artwork (part of the Lovely Flowers Bundle – Level 3); Warm Words
Misc: Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Embossing Powder Clear, 1 ¼ square punch, VersaMark, Heat Tool

Paper Size:

Whisper White (all pages) 6 w x 9 h
Melon Mambo 4.5 w x 4.5 h
Whisper White 4 x 4
Old Olive 1.25 x 1.25
Whisper White 1.25 x 1.25

What I did:
  1. For this page I stamped the Water Lilly image on the 4 x 4 whisper white card stock to create a patterned background with VersaMark.
  2. Then add clear embossing powder and using the Heat Tool melt powder until set.
  3. Using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink stamp three Water Lilly images onto whisper White card stock then punched out using the 1 ¼ square punch.
  4. Using Crystal Effects fill in the interior of each flower and allow enough time to dry.
  5. During this time punch our three more squares using Old Olive card stock. Assemble each piece;
  6. Using Old Olive Classic Ink stamp the word adorable (or any message you want)
  7. Assemble.

Recipe for Page 2 (right facing page):


Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Melon Mambo card stock, DSP Paper Lovely Flowers
Ink (all classic): Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Warm Words
Misc: Vintage Pewter Brads, Curly Label Punch, Eyelet Boarder Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin Dimensional

Paper Size:

Whisper White (all pages) 6 w x 9 h
Melon Mambo 6 w x 4.5 h
DSP Paper Lovely Flowers 6 w x 3 h

What I did:

This is an easy page but it looks so lovely and really they don’t all have to be complicated.
  1. Take the Eyelet Boarder Punch and the Melon Mambo card stock (6 w x 4.5 h) and punch one of the longest sides.
  2. Take the Curly Label Punch and punch out one using the DSP Paper Lovely Flowers.
  3. For the Word Window punch, remembering to always stamp text first then punch. Using one of the stamps from Warm Words, I chose “cherish” and Old Olive Classic Ink stamp onto a piece of Melon Mambo and then punch out using Word Window Punch.
  4. Pierce a hole at both ends and add brads, using snail adhesive attach to the DSP Paper Lovely Flowers that you punched using the Curly Label Punch.
  5. Using two Stampin Dimensional add to the DSP Paper Lovely Flowers 6 w x 3 h.
  6. Assemble.
Day 1 a complete success!

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