This is my card for the Featured Stamper challenge today, CASEd from KED's wonderful creation here. I loved her colors and the layout!
I stamped and masked the flowers and the bird from Natural Beauty on white. I colored them in with really rust, old olive and certainly celery inks. The bird was colored in with sahara sand, rust and black pastels, with a blender pen. I sponged the sky with tempting turquoise using my cloud template (here), masking the flowers and the bird. I matted this piece on rust. I also added glitter to the centers of the flowers, though it never showed up really well.
My base is tempting turquoise and I using the new Palette ' Prints paper in celery to mat on there. I am loving those papers AND the fact that they will be in the new catty in 12 assorted colors - WOOOHOOO!!
I stamped the sentiment from Happy Harmony on cool carribean and punched it out with the 1 1/4 circle punch. I matted it on the charm I made - tutorial below - and then punched an olive piece with the 1 3/8 and glued it on behind. I strung the celery grosgrain through the top and tied it onto the turquoise ribbon. I mounted the image panel with dimensionals.
I am SOOO doing this charm thing again, I love that look!! Now, so you can make one too!!
First, you cut your sliders with the Cuttlebug out of a lightweight coaster or cardboard, you will need the two with extending tabs. I used the circle for my card, but am showing you the square, as well. You then lay you negative over the tag, the opposite way it was cut out. You can see in the last picture, the black line on the square. You trace the line from your negative onto the tag to get the place you need to cut. The circle was cut on the line. This way, the circle is the same way all the way around. As you can tell from the card above, it worked like a *CHARM*...hehehe. Have fun and happy stamping!!