Monday, March 29, 2010

A Card for a Contest

This is the first time I've ever made a card specifically for a contest... I've been lurking on the Rubberstampchat website for a few months now and they have a monthly contest sponsored by a different stamping company each time - often it says that you MUST use stamps by that particular company to enter, but this month it's open (although they have an extra prize for somebody who uses ALL Scrollworks stamps) so I gave it a go.
The theme of the contest is Spring and you had to use this sketch for your card.

I stuck pretty closely to the sketch, but since my central stamp already had a sentiment on it, I substituted a pair of embroidered flowers instead. The patterned paper comes from the Meadow's Edge collection, my background stamp and page corners are from Heidi Grace (I just LOVE those stamps - they're acrylic but they produce a nice clean stamp with coloured ink...) and my centerpiece stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.
I stamped the bird image three times - the base is on patterned paper, then I layered the picture onto cream glimmer paper and added a touch of deep green to the leaves, and lastly I stamped the bird onto a tiny scrap of blue paper from my stash and moulded it over a cut-up 3D gluedot so that it would be rounded instead of flat. The whole central panel is floating - I fastened it diagonally in the center and left the top and bottom corners loose so that it would have more dimension, only of course the scanner squished it flat.
Lastly I stamped the page corners with another Heidi Grace stamp and mounted them, and I added some teensy tiny yellow rhinestones for a touch of bling. Somehow the scanner makes the card look less cohesive than it does IRL... but never mind. I'm happy with it, and I'm sure whoever receives it will be too! Good luck to everyone else who entered the contest - this was my first attempt but it won't be my last. :)

And with some of the leftover scraps from working out that card (and some other stuff in my scrap basket) I made this one. I need to clear out my scrap basket tomorrow - it's full now!


Scrp4me said...

I think you could win; your card is lovely and I really like the greens and flourishes in the corners.

Teresa said...

Kare that card is so pretty. Your background fits the corner flowers so well. Love the layering too! Good luck!

this is fun said...

Pretty card. No wonder you won!

Cheryl said...

Oh my scrap basket is full too but I absolutely hate to throw out the little scraps-it is such a challenge to use them-lol - sometimes i just sit down and say to myself im gonna make a card using just these kinda like a quilt!