My card today is for the PPA Color Challenge and the Fusion Challenge. Here is my card:
Sorry, my picture is so dark. It was a very dreary day in PA. today. This was the best I could do.
Here is the banner for the PPA Challenge. Michelle Quinno chose a fantastically fresh color palette.
Here is the inspiration for the Fusion Challenge. With this challenge, you may do the colors or the sketch or both. I chose just the sketch for my card today.
This card has many layers. I actually chose to mount the card onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock. The measurements for all the layers are:
Crumb Cake - 5 1/2 x 4 3/8
Cucumber Crush - 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 (fold in half and burnish with a bone folder)
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4
Bermuda Bay DSP - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
This is how I put the shaker together: I used the 5th and 6th die cuts in from the outside of the Oval Framelets Dies. I also used the 5th die to cut a piece of window sheet acetate and a Whisper White piece.
I glued the Window Sheet oval to the Bermuda Bay ring.
I used the edges of a Dimensionals sheet to form the frame that will keep the shaker bits corralled. Make sure there are no gaps in your frame. You will have shaker bits escaping.
I took sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, punched circles from a Crumb Cake piece from March's Paper Pumpkin, and dyed beads from one of those packets that packages sometimes contain to keep it dry.
(Tip: I cut open the white bag that says "Silica Gel, do not eat". I put them in a mini cupcake wrapper and added a drop of Cucumber reinker. I mixed it around a bit and let the beads dry.)
I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blessings stamp set onto the white oval.
I flipped the Window Sheet over and added the shaker bits, peeled off the Dimensionals backing and put the Whisper White oval on top of them. Wallah! That's it.
I finished the card front by adding the Cucumber Crush flowered piece that was also from March's Paper Pumpkin. I stamped and punched 3 butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set. Finally, I made a bow out of the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim.
Whew! This card took awhile to assemble, but I think it was worth it. What do you think? Please leave me a comment below and subscribe to my blog.