Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge

Do you sometimes find that your card making follows a theme? Well the theme round here recently has certainly been children and babies! Last week the them for my monthly card making class was cards to give children and this week’s arrival has ensured that there will be lots of baby projects for the next few days (I have had quite a few requests for more of those mini brag books) and the baby announcement cards can now be done too!

Anyway today is Sunday so its time for this week’s Stamp With Us Challenge – and guess what the theme is ... Yes – Children’s Birthdays! I had a lot of fun making this card.

The inspiration for this card was those adorable wooden pull along toys that I always thought were really cute. I used the lovely elephant from the Wild About You Stamp Set. Each elephant was inked in a pale colour and then the edges rolled in a toning slightly darker colour to add some depth. Additional elephants were stamped and their ears cut out and added to the original elephants on a dimension pad The wheels were made from circles of card with a brad through the middle. The colours used on this card are So Saffron, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Always Amethyst and Lovely Lilac. The card base is So Saffron with Very Vanilla and a Sage Shadow layer. The ribbon is the wonderful striped So Saffron. The greeting is from the Occasional Greetings Set.
I hope you decided to have a go at this weeks challenge and to post your entry over on the Stamp With Us blog - you could even win a place on this summers Stamp With Us online class.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting
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Monica Gale said...

Bekka I absolutely adore your card this week. Such a cute and sweet idea for the wheels, it made me smile. hugs M xxx

Need More Time to Craft said...

Cute card Bekka, loving your idea to make wheels just like a pull along toy.

Lainee said...

Love it, Bekka. I would never have thought of basing a card on a pull along toy. I love the way you have done the wheels also putting one in the ribbon is a great touch.

Sara said...

That's so clever making these into pull along toys. What a fantastic idea and so cute. Sara xx