Saturday, August 29, 2009

Belinda Garden - Crafty Pad Guest DT

From The Funkie Junkie

Isn't Belinda Garden adorable? A couple of weeks back I was fortunate enough to be the winner of the Crafty Pad's challenge. The prize was the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for two challenges. And I was given the stamps to use for both of the challenges - can't ask for more than that, right? Here is the second of two Guest DT cards I was lucky enough to have published on the Crafty Pad's blog.

When I first saw this stamp and thought gardening, my mind flashed to greens. But it is not really a green time of year so I went looking for papers and a color scheme that was more timely. In leafing through my enormous stash of designer paper, I found the retired Stampin' Up Ginger Blossoms DSP. I love the colors and patterns of this designer paper pack and though it would work well for the time of year when we are just easing into autumn.

I rotated the sketch 45 degrees and instead of the scalloped divide, I used the MS picket fence border punch - just what you would find in a garden, right? And to reinforce the garden theme, I dry embossed flowers along the base of the fence using the Cuttlebug With Love strip embossing folder. I found the color scheme just a bit too faded for this time of year, so I added black accents to give it a little pizzaz. To the stamped image, I added some Crystal Effects for a little gloss and Star Dust Stickles. The flower was made by punching four small hearts and four large hearts with my old Creative Memories Heart Maker. Since this DSP is double sided, I punched two of each size heart on each size of the paper. I sponged the edges of each punched heart with Ruby Red ink. Then I crumpled each heart into a small ball and then flattened them out again. Using just a small blot of Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tec glue at the point of each heart, I layered the largest four in a circular pattern and then on top of those four, I layered the smaller four, again in a circular pattern. I topped it off with the largest black pearl in the KaiserCraft pack. With the rotated sketch, it called for a sentiment in the upper left corner. I found the perfect sentiment on a brass medallion in my stash. It's made by Petals a Plenty which I picked up at Michael's a few months ago on sale. It's fastened down with a fastening and brad from SU's brass Hardware Hodegepodge. I threaded a piece of black hemp between the two and tied it in a knot.

So please let me know what you think of this cute little Belinda. Hope you like her as much as I do!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Belinda Garden by Crafty Pad
Paper: All Stampin' Up! Ruby red, Ginger Blossoms DSP, Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Sponged clouds with Bashful Blue and foreground with Cream Caramel. All other coloring is done with Copic markers.
Accessories: Cuttlebug and With Love embossing folder and Circle/Scallop Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Picket Fence Border Punch, Creative Memories Heart Makers - large and small, KaiserCraft black half pearls, SU Brasss Hodgepodge Hardware, brass medallion by Petals a Plenty, black hemp and sewing machine.

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


Christine said...

Such details, great card!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is awesome! I love the charm, it adds so much and yet doesn't overpower the image. So So cute Linda!

cheryl said...

this is stunning adore the papers and detail is amazing love cheryl xxxxxxx

Dianne said...

Beautiful card !! You have so many little details on this card it makes it totally awesome. Love the colors.

Debbie said...

Hi Linda - thank you very much for such a beautiful DT card. You have coloured Belinda beautifully and your attention to detail is perfect. :) It has been a great pleasure working with you and hope we can in the future. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

Wendy Hall said...

I luv it Linda

Unknown said...

Your DT card is awesome! Congrats for the COTW Shout! Well deserved my friend!
True :)

rozzyb said...

Hi linda
sorry its taken me so long this week to get around to looking at all the cards... the wait was well worth it.... you card is absolutely fantastic. I love the use of all the elements on the card and the colours are wonderful. now you have made me want yet another MS punch lol
Its been a real pleasure having you working along side us on The Crafty Pad this past month.... i will keep watching all your cards and look forward to seeing you netering the challenges again.. you never know you could win another GDT spot.
have a great weekend
hugs rozzy xx

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