Wednesday, August 4, 2010

'Smore Fun!

Hi Everyone- happy Hump Day! I now have 1 on-call night and 3 work days between me and vacation!!! Can you tell I'm looking forward to the break?!

I woke up extra early this morning (husband banging around in kitchen at 5:30am...) so I decided to work on a card for Emily who is at Girl Scout camp on the Cape for the next two weeks. I had my heart set on using the 'smore image from the "Under the Stars" set, but was at a loss for the rest of the card. Mojo Monday sketch to the rescue!

I always talk about how great it is to start with a sketch, and even better to start with a great sketch- this one's a keeper! The other fabulous thing about sketches is that they can be turned, amended or just used as a jumping off place to get your Mojo started.

I dug through my card stock stash and found the Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy" set I bought a year or two ago and have been saving (i.e. hoarding)- perfect for a camp themed card!

I started with a Kraft card base and added a layer of Early Espresso behind the card for contrast. I hand cut a wave in the leaf print patterned paper, adhered it to a layer of Riding Hood Red and added some aged copper brads in the corners before layering it onto the card base with dimensional dots. The red dot and tree bark paper were cut and corners rounded per the sketch with two changes: I reversed the sketch so the best part of the leaves would show and I ran the ribbon under both top layers so the tree bark would show. I also added a computer generated greeting with a button that wasn't in the original sketch because it seemed too bare without one.

Now for the best part- the 'smores! The 'smores were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with a 2" circle punch and colored with Copics. I added a second layer of cracker top popped up on dimensionals to give it some depth. The marshmallows were filled in with cream colored Liquid Applique and heated with a heat tool to make it puff up- so yummy in real life!

I used another strip of the leafy print paper for the inside- leaving just enough room for a note! I love the way this card turned out- hopefully my daughter and her friends think it's as cool as I do-lol!

I'm off to get this into the mail before the postal person picks up- have a great day!


Stamp: Under the Stars (SU)
Paper: Stampin' Up- Early Espresso, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red; Cosmo Cricket- "Mr. Campy"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: corner rounder, 2" circle punch, Sizzix Big Shot, nested scallop circle die, button, hemp twine, liquid applique, striped ribbon, aged copper brads 

1 comment:

  1. I love Mr. Campy (just got it back in stock at my LSS) and it's absolutely perfect with your fabulous s'mores stamp- yum! Great card & perfect use of the sketch!