Ooooooh...feel that stre-e-e-e-e-e-e-etch......!
This challenge card really stretched me!! But it was fun and I am so glad I gave it a try!!! This is for the MFP Friends of Speedy TV Side Stepped Card challenge. I have never made one before and wasn't at all sure I was up to it......I nearly wasn't, but I was nearly up all night making a go of it!!!!! Eeeeek!
I knew I wanted to use this "When I count my blessings, I think of you" (a thrift store find!) stamped and embossed in red, but from there on out I was winging it....like the robin. (Little pun, there........very little....)
|Photographing this was almost as challenging as making it! Eeek!|
Thanks to the terrific design team who made sample cards for this intriguing challenge, I was directed to a wonderful tutorial for making this fun fold card. It still took me a little bit of playing around to get the dimensions just right to fit my stamps, but I managed....eventually!
My big flower image is from a couple of sets I won from Denami Designs: Summer Flowers and Summer Flower Leaves. (THANKS, Denami!!!). The grass and the robin are from an ancient Rubber Stampede set called The Country Garden.....also a thrift store find my son discovered and snagged for me. I stamped them each with Staz-On black and then watercolored them. Lastly, I added some sparkly blossoms to each of my layers of grass with sequins. Seeing little flowers blooming in grass makes me extremely happy! :)
Did you recognize these leftovers? Oh, yes! The sky is from some bits from my recent castle card and so is the yellow. Love it when I can use my scraps on the next card. I still have 2 small pieces and 1 medium-sized piece of that yellow, so expect it in the near future again! :)
Well, there you have my very first side-stepped card....(blushes with pride.) I really am pleased with how it turned out, so I will appreciate all manner of kind words of affirmation for the heroic hours of effort I expended in making it!!! Ha.
Thanks for your visit! I seriously do appreciate each of you and count YOU as a blessing!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy TV Challenge #129 - Side-Step Card
2. The House that Stamps Built Challenge DCC618 - Shaped or Fun Fold Cards
3. Eureka Stamps Challenge #94 - Friends
4. Lexi's Creations Challenge #118 - For a Friend
5. Through the Purple Haze Challenge #46 Anything Goes with Stamping