Saturday, April 17, 2010
Over on SCS, there is a fabulous challenge for Sugar Nellie Fans. I hope they continue doing this challenge. It's fun to have a challenge that is technique-based. I really enjoyed trying something new. This week the challenge is to make a diagonal double pocket card. I was pleased to discover that this intimidating-looking fold was actually quite easy and a lot of fun. I'll definitely be using this fold again. The only catch is that the fold needs double sided paper. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with double sided paper. I love it because it makes coordinating colors and patterns simple. But, it feels like a waste, doesn't it? I just hate gluing down one side of the paper--no one will ever see it! Consequently, I don't have a lot of double sided paper in my stash. Luckily, I had this bright and cheery sheet of 12X12 green polka dots that I recently snagged from my mother. It was perfect for this bright and happy feel of the card.
I used the stamp "planting some love" from Sugar Nellie. This is one of my all time favorite stamps. It's just so sweet! I paper pieced her hat, shirt, gloves, and back pocket, and then I covered the flowers on her hat with diamond stickles. It's super sparkly in real life. I also added white stitching to her jeans. Here's a close-up of the image.
I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Challenge #3 over at SCS: Diagonal Double Pocket Fold
ABC Challenge Blog: "S" for Sparkle
Papertake Weekly: Cutie Pie
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!