Today in the Unity Forum is (was) the Wednesday Customer Challenge...and I'm just now getting mine posted! As you can see by the daylight in the photo, I really did have it done earlier today:
The challenge was to make a card based on this sketch given by Latisha (aka 1busymomof2), making sure to keep the square card format and the scallops:
And so I did! I started with a 4 1/4" square card base (4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock), added a square panel of a large floral dp (it's about 4 3/16" square), then the rectangular panel of polka-dotted dp, and faux-stitched around it (using my paper-piercing tool and a ZIG marker, which I rested briefly in each hole to make it look more stitched). That seemed a bit dark though, so then I went over the edges of the rectangle and my 'stitching' with a Cotton White Stazon ink pad to tone it down a bit.
I stamped the tree twice on Whisper White, and cut one into a square, then colored the other with Prismas, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals. I mounted the WW square to a square of Mellow Moss, and a scalloped edge of some blue polka dot dp under the left side. I stamped 'family' also onto WW, and put it into a metal Making Memories scalloped frame that is a *perfect* match to Mellow Moss. I tied a knot around the card, mounted the framed sentiment over the top with foam tape, and added a button to the corner of my image panel (that's for you, Maren! *wink*). A fairly simple, pretty quick card!
Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to go to the Unity forum tomorrow for new singles and a new set!! Can't wait to see the goodies Angela has for us!!
Paper: Mellow Moss, Whisper White cardstock (SU!); floral and polka dot DPs (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU!); Stazon Cotton White (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Tiny Trinity (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: metal frame (Making Memories); Button (Daisy D's); ribbon (Martha Stewart Crafts); Prismacolor Artist Pencils (Sanford); scalloped square punch (Marvy Uchida); paper piercing tool (Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios); ZIG Writer; foam tape (3M); hemp twine