One last post before I leave.... what? I should be getting ready? I CAN'T.... there's a challenge still undone! LOL! I don't know what has happened to me but I am a woman DRIVEN by challenges! LOL
That said I did use a really simple technique this morning because seriously I am in a time crunch. The great new Blog group I joined (Ocean's 11... all the blogs are listed in my side bar near the bottom.... please check them all out... there is unbelievable talent there)...decided to do a challenge which we will take turns announcing. This week is our first challenge, issued by Chirleen, and I just couldn't miss the first one! LOL! Chirleen told us to do a 3-D card with a spring theme. I wanted to do a diarama card but just don't have the time for that, so I used this wonderful set from Romak by Ritva Rasmussen. I got this set from a wonderful stamp store about an hour from here. The images are already stamped and ready to punch out. You then pop them up using the Paper Tole technique. It couldn't have been quicker this morning. I do think I'll add some yellow stickles to the centers for a little more impact.
Here in NC we actually plant Pansies in the fall, because they can tolerate the winter, and then are fully blooming by spring. They don't make it through our hot summers here. My very best ever friend who lives in Maine LOVES Pansies, so when I saw this set I had to buy it for her.
I mounted my paper tole project on a Label One Die Cut from Nestabilities, and I lightly sponged the GPW with Certainly Celery. I mounted that on Purple Bazzill which I textured with the textile EF and my Cuttlebug. I mounted that on a white base which I also lightly sponged around the edges with Certainly Celery. I tied a Certainly Celery Ribbon at the top and it's done. Easy peasy, but packs a punch in impact! Hope you like my springy 3-D card! I will be back in about a week and a half... I will miss you all!