Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sentiment As A Focal Point for the Crafty Creations Challenge

Hello everyone
Thanks for dropping in today. Its time for a new Crafty Creations Challenge and the theme is to make the Sentiment your focal point.

This challenge is being sponsored by Craft Classes Online. 

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This will be a wonderful prize for someone. 
Good luck to all who enter

Let me share my inspiration card with you all.

I decided to stamp a scene but to overlay it with vellum to downplay the scene and make the sentiment more prominent.

The background is stamped 2 times using a Stampscapes stamp. I also stamped a tall pine onto a piece of a dictionary page and centered that over the stamped scene.I then added a layer of vellum to make that scene very faint. I attached the vellum to my panel with brads and them attached the panel to the card front.

This card would also be a great guy card, wouldn't it! 

The sentiment is stamped on a label shape on white CS and then I added the same sized shape as a highlight using a dark green  CS.

Stamps:  Stampscapes - Pines and Rocks, Pine Tree, Scenic Sentiments Sheet 1
Paper/Card Stock
: Cream CS, Vellum, Dk Green CS
Ink: Memento - Northern Pine
Dies Used: Spellbinders Labels Four
Accessories: Dictionary page piece, White Brads

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
  • Always Playing with Paper -  Masculine Cards + Photo Inspiration* (#11)
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes (#75)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#114)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#119)
  • Our Crafty Corner -  (February) Always Anything Goes (#241)


    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Love it Barb. The vellum overlay is a great idea. Giving the beautiful sentiment center stage. Yes, it would be an awesome guys card.

    Rachel Bergfeld said...

    Beautiful masculine card. I love the vellum overlay - it looks like you're looking at a forest on a foggy morning. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

    Angie said...

    Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    I can’t wait to see what you create for our next challenge.
    Angie DT
    Craft Your Passion Challenges

    Notes by Nina said...

    Wonderful card, the vellum overlay look fabulous. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.