I apologize for the poor quality of the photo. I wanted to show the depth of the popped up circles and label, but the picture below shows the colours much better.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I just found a challenge blog called Saturday Spotlight. I was immediately inspired by the challenge this week as I have been pondering over cards from Mary Fish and Andrea Walford using circle punches and the Season of Friendship stamp set. I wanted to redo my shadowboxes that I occasionally showcase on this blog. It's time for some autumn themed work. The challenge this week is to 'dress up a tree'. To make this tree I used Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink as well as Chocolate Chip Ink. I used Circle Circus and the aforementioned Season of Friendship stamp sets. First I stamped every image in the circle circus set on matching cardstock in the 3 colours and then punched them out with the 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4" circle punches. Then I layered them to make 9 circles. I then stamped the tree in chocolate chip and versamark and heat embossed clear embossing powder to make it pop. The citcles were attached at various levels using dimensionals and then I added the strip of paper and ribbon at the bottom to "ground" the image. The sentiemnt is from Season of Friendship and I backed it on a punch out from the Modern Label punch and then a strip of Riding Hood Red. I added a few brads on the corners and mounted it a few times on matching cardstock.