Monday, April 21, 2008

A Technique Challenge and More Backgrounder Fun!

Hey, everyone! Happy Monday! It's a gorgeous day here today -- the temperature will be about 75 degrees this afternoon! Spring is finally here! I know some of my friends out there are under SNOW today (right, Dawn?), so I'll send warm wishes your way! :)

Today's Technique Challenge at SCS is to make a Gift Card Holder. I'd seen this type of gc holder on several blogs, but I hadn't made one myself until today! Check out the challenge thread for directions! I combined this challenge with another of the Backgrounder Blitz challenges at Cornish Heritage Farms. I have been having so much fun with these challenges -- they have opened my eyes to all the ways you can use background stamps! Today's challenge is to stamp on anything but paper. I chose to stamp on acetate and a Prima flower. I covered the front of the gc holder in Sultry paper. I took a piece of acetate (recycled from an unmounted stamp set) and applied white Stazon directly to it with the pad. Then I heat set it. Over the white I stamped the Lined Paper Backgrounder and a flower image from Nature Silhouettes in Timber Brown Stazon. I also used the brown Stazon to stamp the Spanish Script Backgrounder onto the Prima flower. I used glue dots to attach the acetate to the card front. I slipped some Regal Rose grosgrain under the acetate, wrapped it around the back, and tied it on the side. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip, and I sponged the circle with Regal Rose. The sentiment and flower are mounted on dimensionals.

Here is the inside of the gift card holder. The opening for the gift card was made with a Word Window punch and a 1 3/8" circle punch. I used other images from Nature Silhouettes to stamp the inside. I rock-n-rolled the image on the back panel. There is plenty of room above the image for writing a message to the recipient.

I hope this gives you some good ideas -- thanks for stopping to visit! Have a wonderful day -- see you all next time! :)

Stamps: Spanish Script Backgrounder, Lined Paper Backgrounder, Nature Silhouettes (CHF) Ink: Stazon White Opaque, Stazon Timber Brown; Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, White Craft (SU!) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Sultry (BasicGrey) Other: acetate, flower (Prima), Regal Rose 7/8" grosgrain, Vintage Brad, Word Window Punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, stamping sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, mini glue dots (SU!)

11 comments:

Jennifer Ofiana said...

your doing an awesome job with the background stamps! love this gc holder. I'll have to try one.

Joan said...

Beautiful. I love the words on the flower. Joan

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Oh WOW! this is gorgeous!! LOVE the layouts and colors! very cool!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's an uber pretty card.

Arlene,
East Bremerton flowers

Patti Gingrich said...

Beautifully done! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your gift card! That cover is fantastic girl! Wow! Simply beautiful!

LOL glad you are enjoying your nice weather, haha!

I think the shovel and I still have a few dates :(

Thanks for sending the warm weather wishes my way ;)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OH yeah this is AMAZING!!

Carolyn King said...

great job on this challenge---fantastic gift card holder--love it!

Pat S. said...

I would never have thought to stamp on the flower...what a WOW...it's gorgeous!

Bethany Paull said...

I love your script on the prima. This is such a great looking GC holder.

shel9999 said...

Holy cow! This is beau-T-ful!!!! I love that piece of acetate and the stamped flower!!