My very first blog post is dedicated to the card I made for the share joy challenge! http://sharejoychallenge.blogspot.com/ I loved the idea of this challenge and I immediately thought of my older sister who was just in a car wreck. Luckily she is just fine but with the stresses of that, she definitely need some joy! I chose the tic-tac-toe option of leaves, yellow and scallops!
Now, I’ll be completely honest here. This was my second attempt at the challenge. My first card did NOT go the way I wanted it to. It was laced with mistakes and problems and the thought of scrapping my nearly 2 hours of work to start all over made me want to scream. The final card came together quickly and exactly how I imagined it, which was a big relief! Now let’s go over the process of making the card (list of products used will be listed at the end of the post)
First thing I did, other than make the 4.25×5.5 inch white card base, was the leaves at the top. I used my Martha Stewart leaf bud punch to create a row that I planned to go along the top edge. I cut the strips out and adhered them to a 3.75×5.5 inch green panel which was placed on the card base. I made sure not to adhere the actual leaves, I wanted them to stand out from the card
Next was the Scallops! This took a LOT of thought but I finally cut out a pattern on some yellow cardstock. I wanted to add something to the scallops, so I decided on some polka dots. Only problem is, I don’t have a small circle stamp. So, it was time to be creative! I immediately grabbed my mechanical pencil and used the eraser for the dots.
(The small wooden T embellishment was used to create the scallops for neater looking circles)
Once the scallops were done, I adhered it to a .58×5.5 inch White panel. I stamped the sentiment and honestly the card was done…but it was missing something. I decided to take another martha stewart punch and used the negative pieces as a sort of confetti. I used yellow cardstock again to add more yellow that I thought was just missing from the card
And that’s the finished product! It was a bit stressful at first, but it truly was very fun! Loving the overall look and I’m looking forward to sending it to one of my sisters to brighten their day!
- Core’dination smooth cardstock 8.5×11 in white, yellow and light green
- Martha Stewart leaf bud frame border punch cartridge
- Martha Stewart eyelet doily punch cartridge (for the confetti)
- Jillibean Soup- Chilled cucumber soup stamp set
- Memento dew drop ink in Cantaloupe
- Tim Holtz distress marker in Ripe Persimmon (to define the words in the sentiment)