Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WUAC Wednesday, iheart2stamp & TCPTues49 Challenge

Well it's my very first iheart2stamp AND TCPTues challenge. It's also another week of WUAC Wednesday!!! Now I know Regan and Arlie are the only two that play WUAC Wednesday but I still enjoy sharing a card on Wednesdays. Well maybe it's starting to become a bit tiring because I'm always staying up late posting Tuesday night. Tuesday is also when we go over to Jamie's parents house for supper. So I didn't get home till just after 9 pm. Then I had to poke around and see what I wanted to make! So of course now it's 12:30 and I'm tired tired tired!!

So the challenge colors are light pink, light yellow and light blue. Boy oh boy did I have a hard time combining those colors with the sketch. I described the color challenge to Jamie as such, "Oh boy, oh wait, girl, oh wait, gender neutral." So I decided to use some pink as the main color since I've been in a girly mood lately. Why you might ask? I have no idea why... LOL. So here I decided to start with a regular A2 white base, then I cut Pretty in Pink at 3.5"x4.5" and Pink Pirouette 1/8" smaller all around.

Next I needed to try and incorporate some light yellow so I chose to stay in the Soft Subtles family and used Barely Banana in 4"x2 1/8" and layered some Pretty in Pink DSP on top (cut 1/8" smaller again).

Then I cut the next layers using Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The Barely Banana is cut at 3"x 2 1/4" and the rest 1/8" smaller (and so forth).

So now it was time to include the dreaded blue!! I pulled out Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue and the retired Soft Sky. I also decided to use the Itty Bitty Buds set because it's the only floral set that I felt suited the colors and had enough different small sized stamps that I could use the different blues with.

So I stamped an extra blue flower just to the bottom right of the picture to cut out and have a yellow brad in it to put a touch more yellow. (I'm not sure which "yellow" the brad is.. I think it's actually So Saffron).

This picture I just wanted to take to show how many flipping layers this card has. I think Arlie is absolutely right. I'm a big layer-er... She's a big border user, although she did make 2 cards WITHOUT border punches!! I haven't seen them yet though because I can't convince her to start a blog!

Now for the gluing together. I wanted to use a friendship stamp so I can give this card to Jinnee and of course I had originally cut out a flower already that's beside the sentiment and glued it in place but then I had no room to stamp! What'd I do? I tried to stamp anyways so I ended up stamping it crooked. Gr...Chucked that and redid the whole thing.

Now I skipped a few steps but they're pretty easy to imagine. I bought these two buckets of little flowers at Staples!! Only cost $5 each and you get loads of them. They both also have a little goldish shine to them. Like they're sprinkled with gold dust or something. They say bride because they're actually table confetti. So I just took a few of those, pierced a hole with my crafter's tool kit and added some yellow brads. I actually retract my guess that it's So Saffron and I change it to Barely Banana because it's a Soft Subtles brad pack... Anyways then I used some pop-up glue dots, cut them in half and glued them in place. Lastly to finish off I cut a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and DSP and layered that on. The sentiment is from the retired SU! set Best Yet. Boy do I LOVE that sentiment set. Probably my most used set to date. Alright, lets see if I can get into bed by 1 am. G'nite!!

WUAC Wednesday Info:
1. Your card needs to somehow link to the one I've posted. It can be the same layout, colors, embellishments, stamp set etc.
2. Link to your blog entry (NOT your main blog) in Mister Linky below. Any links that are entered incorrectly or do not actually have a WUAC card will be deleted.
3. There's no time limit but there's a new WUAC every week.


Carol said...

Sandy you and i had the same idea! to pair the color challenge and the sketch! I just finished posting mine, and thought I click on what you did... You did a nice job; I've seen those flowers but have thought of getting them, until now!!! like how you used them!

Blogger said...

And both of u did a GREAT job!!

Regan said...

I love the table confetti flowers!

Regan said...

Well, it's official. Ordered from Treehouse on the 8th, still not shipped (though she says she ships Mon/Wed/Fri) and have sent an e-mail to which I have received no response. What's worse is the stamps are now in stock at The Greeting Farm!!!