There has to be a first, always. And today it’s the first time sharing a card that I intentionally made for a challenge. Today I’m playing along with the MFT stamps color challenge no. 26 and the Crafting by Design Summer Holidays challenge.
I started with preparing my shoe box to ‘color burst’ the background. To get the resist effect, I used the MFT Stencil Diagonal Bars on Canson XL watercolor paper. Than I squirtd some Ken Oliver color bursts on the background and misted everything carefully with water. To create the sun dawn effect, I used the Lemon Yellow on top, orange in the middle, and Alizarin Crimson on the bottom. Aren’t the Color Bursts just amazing??? I love these vibrant colors!
To give it a little more interest, I added some stars using the crafters workshop Mini Random Stars stencil with Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste. After everything was dry, I die-cut the panel with the largest stitched rectangle from the Lawn Fawn small rectangle set.
Than I wrapped the bottom part of the background in green and white twine from American crafts. I used the light and dark green to give it a little more dimension (and to adapt the two green hues 🙂 ). I adhered the twine at the back with foam tape. Now I colored the penguin from the MFT stamps Penguins in Paradise set with Copics (of course I screwed up…) and die cut him out. The top of the penguin is popped up with foam tape, the bottom with Tombow Multi Liquid Glue. I had some scraps left from the back panel and used them to die-cut the word ‘sunshine’ with the Simon Says Stamp die that was included in the August card kit. Now I only needed to adhere it to the twine and the card was finished.
I hope you like my card and the little penguin 🙂
Btw, even though I’m not a design team member, my card also fits to the MFT stamps Ingenious Inking challenge.