Hi Everyone. Happy Monday night.
I was going to show you a 3D project that I made this weekend.... however, the pictures haven't come out right, so I am going to have to try again to get better pictures later this week! In the meantime, I have a card to share with you that I made for Stamping411 this week. This was a challenge that took me out of my right angle comfort zone! Which is a good thing, right?
As I was outside my comfort zone, I decided to stay there for a little while longer and actually use a) a stamp set I rarely use. b) DSP I have only used once and c) embellishments that I hardly use... buttons!
Firstly, here's the great sketch from the operators at 411
OK... put your sunglasses on - you will need them :-)
The "dot" above the i in "wish" is a star on the stamp. I looked at it and thought... mmm... needs something different. I found this little button in my Brights Buttons stack and decided that it reminded me of one of those smiley birthday balloons..... a couple of small Basic Rhinestones really added to that. Well.. what it really reminded me of, if any of you play Super Mario, was a Luma! A little yellow Luma! So, on my card it went.
I also like the fact that it bridged the gap between the three buttons on the top right and the single button on the top left.
The button colors were chosen to bring the colors of the DSP together - and I think they work very well.
Using only the buttons as embellishment, really helped to keep the focus firmly on the sentiment. As this card is one that I have made for the Operation Write Home card drive, I made it in the hope that some service man or woman would look at it and think it was ideal for their child. Well, I hope so anyway!
Here are the deets - all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
- DSP: Celebrations (due to retire 6.30)
- Accessories: Brights Buttons, Playground Buttons (retired). Basic Rhinestones
- Stamp: Word Play
- Inks: Pacific Point and Real Red markers
- Tools: nestabilities circles die - but you could just as easily use your Circle Scissors Plus. I also used lots of mini glue dots to adhere the buttons.
Following the designer "rules of three" - I used the circles on the DSP, on the focal point and again on the buttons. :-)
So, what do you think? I think it took me out of my comfort zone - but I am so glad that I did go that route as I was pleased with the end result. Don't forget to pop along to stamping411 and check out the great design team and submission cards. I think the operators would also appreciate it if you decided to play along!
On a personal note:
As Rach noted on her comment this morning - Lou is indeed coming home a day earlier! Yippee! so he gets to come home Thursday instead of Friday. Great considering we are going into a long weekend.
Thank you to those of you who have let me know that you will be participating in the Operation Write Home Card drive!!!! I was thrilled that many of you are deciding to help out again. Your generosity is boundless. I was also thrilled to see that there are a few new fabulous blog readers who will be joining us for the first time. I will be putting up a blog post on Sunday with all the details on what to do, kinds of cards, etc - just as a reminder for everyone. Next week, I will send out my snail mail address to those of you who will be sending cards along.
Thoughts and prayers again tonight for those who have been affected by the floods up north and the fires down south and out west. It seems that there is just no right place to be right now. Warm hugs and prayers also for those of you who need a little lift.
As always, thank you so much for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visits - and your comments - really are much appreciated. ONE LAST night to guess which one is me in the picture in this post. A brand new roll of ribbon is up for grabs for anyone who guesses correctly. Tomorrow I will be posting a new question for us all.
Don't forget.... smile at a stranger... it may change their life!