Friday, January 11, 2013

Blogger Challenge: Week 290


This week’s blogger challenge theme is a color challenge. I’m a big fan of blues and greens, so I love the mix of colors Lisa’s come up with for this week. I used the colors for this fun, encouraging card.

As a long-time wearer of eyeglasses (but no more, thanks to the wonders of LASIK surgery!), I was immediately drawn to the eyeglasses themed Spectacular stamp set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions. Here, I used one of the die cut eyeglasses as my focal image for my card, based on this week’s sketch from Retro Sketches. I die cut the glasses from kraft cardstock, then added some acetate behind them to make clear lenses.

The glasses are attached to the cardfront with foam tape over a green gingham wonky rectangle. The rectangle is set off from the light green card base with a white mat. I adhered a strip of star patterned washi tape over the green panel, then added the glasses on top using foam tape. I stamped the “you’re out of sight” sentiment on a turquoise notch-ended strip and set that on top of the layered pieces to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Spectacular stamp set, Spectacles dies (Taylored Expressions); Spring Moss and Hawaiian Shores cardstock, Simply Chartreuse patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); wonky rectangle die (Spellbinders); star patterned tape (Freckled Fawn); acetate; foam tape

5 comments:

  1. I love all elements of this card. The sunglasses are too cute!

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  2. Great job with the colors, love the glasses with it and the use of the washi tape.

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  3. Great card...I would love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!
    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-22.html?m=1

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  4. I love how you've used the wonky die on your card! Darling creation!

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