Friday, February 1, 2013

Fab Pinwheel

Wow! It's been two weeks since I posted once again. Thank goodness I am on the design team at Fab Friday! It keeps me stamping and posting semi-regularly. I will have some new cards to post soon. I have classes happening today and will share the projects we are making over the next few days.

Mindy has a sketch challenge for us this time. I usually love a good sketch and this one is great, but for whatever reason, I struggled making this card. (Could it be because I procrastinated and worked on it up to the last minute? Nah!) ;-)

Anyway, here is the awesome sketch...

And here is my take on it...

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Wishes Your Way, Tiny Tags
Paper: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Watercolor, More Amore DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Clouds EF, Pinwheel Sizzlet, Small Heart punch, Owl punch, Ribbon Trim Border punch, Aquapainter, small silver brad

I decided to go with a valentine again. I have a lot of this pretty DSP to use and I thought the pinwheel looked adorable with the hearts design in the background. I used lots of new products for this card- the pinwheel sizzlet die (so fun!), the Clouds embossing folder, and the More Amore DSP. I think they all work wonderfully together.
Can you see the detail on the background behind the pinwheel? I very, very lightly spread some Pool Party ink on the sky part of the background (which is watercolor paper embossed with the cloud EF) using an Aquapainter. I wanted to make the clouds pop a little bit more. Also, for the sentiment, I inked up the "Blowing Wishes Your Way" sentiment with a Basic Black marker and omitted the word "wishes" then I stamped the "love" from Tiny Tags and punched it out with the small heart punch to turn this into a valentine. I cannot take credit for this idea. I saw it on Pinterest, but I don't think I pinned it. If it is your idea, please leave me a comment so that I can give proper credit.
Thanks for stopping by, be sure to pop on over to Fab Friday and play along with us!
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Amy O

Marla, your background paper behind the pinwheel is amazing! I love it! This is a really sweet card.

Cindy Beach

What a winner, Marla, last minute or not! I love it! Your inking of the clouds is a perfect touch, and the way you did the sentiment is adorable. This will surely make someone smile!

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