Friday, June 25, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #1

It's the opening week of the brand new Papercraft Star Challenge Blog and this is my first project as one of it's Design Team members. Here's the beautiful color inspiration image we were given to work from for Challenge #1, and this is the card I was inspired to create. The flower image is from the Digi Doodle Shop.

This challenge is open for submissions through 12:00 noon(EST) on Saturday, June 26. Public voting opens after noon and runs through early Tueday morning, June 29. The winner will be revealed on June 30 and the next challenge will begin. We hope you've decided to play along with us as we start this new crafting journey, but if you didn't please visit the blog and vote for one of the submitted projects.

1. Digital image was printed on watercolor paper and then embossed with Nestabilities Square die and cut out.
2. Image was matted on slightly large square that had been inked with Barn Door Distress ink
3. Background was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder and added to card base
4. Sentiment was stamped, cut out with Nestabilites Oval die and inked with Barn Door Distress ink
5. Bottom of card was adorned with red satin ribbon and pearl beads which were sewn on by hand

Paper: Strathmore 90 lb. Watercolor paper, white card stock
Stamp: Papertrey Ink sentiment
Ink, etc.: watercolor pencils, Barn Door Distress Ink, Stazon Black, Crystal Stickles
Tools: Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing folder, Nestabilities Classic Squares Large(S4-126), Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!


Regan said...

Tracy, this is a very pretty card! I love that you added pearls to the ribbon!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is wonderful Tracy, nice digi stamp too, your coloring skill must be great, the flowers look very pretty!

~* steph :) *~ said...

sweet card, tracy :)! love the pearls on the trim. thanks for sharing :)! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

Great flowers Tracy and those pearls are just wonderful! I haven't seen this cuttlebug background before, it's a treat! And oh yes, before I forget: I love the way you 'styled' your picture, too! Have a nice weekend, big hug, ~Ira

Liz said...

A beautiful card, the pearls look lovely.

♥Jan♥ said...

The embossing around the image really sets it off, doesn't it ! Wow, you sewed those pearls on by hand ?? !! You are wonderful !

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER card! I love that white paper with the embossed look--and the flowers on the front! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the pearls! This card is FAB!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog--HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you today;) Lots of love, Sav