I love surprises! Today we are bringing you the talents of another fabulous guest designer who shares their creativity with us with a Pinterest challenge! It was at Winter CHA that I had the pleasure of working with Chari as I placed our first order with Lawn Fawn - it was so much fun to be in their booth and to meet this great team! Welcome Chari - we are so thrilled to have you joining us and sharing this fantastic challenge with our crafting friends!!
Chari does beautiful work as a designer for Lawn Fawn, Neat & Tangled and Young Crafters Unite! What is even more amazing are the buttons she sells in her Etsy store! For more inspiration and to see her fabulous projects please visit Chari's blog Mossy Made!
Thank you so much for joining us today in the CLASSroom Chari - we love your project and challenge! -Ellen
Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you are inspired and join in on all the creativity happening here in the CLASSroom. Today I have a Pinterest inspired challenge to share with you. After scouring Pinterest and finding way too many beautiful things I finally settled on this image as my inspiration for today’s card.
This image has a variety of elements to pull inspiration from, which by the way was part of my reason for choosing it. I wanted an image with multiple elements to appeal to a variety of creative styles. For me it was the colors, patterns & textures of the image that inspired me.
I pulled out some wood pattern paper & natural white card stock to start with and did some simple stamping with Hero Arts shadow inks & flower stamps. For some added interested I wanted to cut out some of the large flower petals to allow the wood grain to peek through. Using a craft knife I carefully cut the petals out of the natural white card stock and then die cut a circle out of the purple mat piece that fits behind it.
For some shine I added star dust stickles accents on the edged of the flower petals. Sometimes larger amounts of stickles can cause cardstock to warp so I applied the stickles and let them dry completely before adhering the panel to my card.
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By set. I curved the stamp to fit around the flower and stamped it in a darker espresso truffle ink so it would stand out. To dot the “i” I used the memento marker in the same color.
Finally I adhered the panel to the card base with foam adhesive and sprinkled around some Hero Arts dots embellishments, adhering them down with glossy accents.
Now it’s your turn! Create a card using the above Pinterest image as your inspiration! Once you have completed this challenge please be certain to link directly to that specific project in our WCMD Challenge Blog Candy post!
Typically when we have guest designers I have you head to their blogs to share your appreciation with them there, but to avoid confusion and remain consistent with the other posts today we would very much appreciate if you would leave a special comment below for Chari! Be certain to leave your comment on this post to be entered in a random drawing for the following goodies. All comments must be made by 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 7th to be eligible.