Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September IHP Challenge: Large Scale Prints

This month the i {heart} papers Design Team challenge was to use a piece of large-scale printed paper in a card, which can be a challenge in the best of cases. Kate then threw in a little twist: she sent every member of the design team the SAME piece of large-scale paper and the SAME piece of ribbon to see how we would each use them. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the DT did!

The paper she sent us was from the Webster’s Pages Raspberry Truffles collection. It’s appropriately called Delish. I decided to do some fussy-cutting to make use of the big, bold flowers in one corner of the paper, and this is what I came up with:

sept-ihp-challenge The ribbon is a beautiful, light fuchsia faux suede, and I used my Bow Easy to make that purty bow (it’s just tacked on with a glue dot).

I jazzed it up a little with some bling. The pink stones on the large flower are from one of my Hero Arts Sparkle Clear stamp sets (can’t remember which one), and the clear bling on the smaller flowers is from Hero Arts as well.

For the greeting, I did the unthinkable – I actually cut apart one of my clear stamps so I could get the phrase on 2 lines instead of 1. Under other circumstances, I might have just inked the sections separately, but since I was using goopy pigment ink, I knew I’d make a mess that way. And to be honest, I have LOTS of “thinking of you” stamps in my stash, including at least 2 more in that very set, Everyday Sayings (also from Hero Arts).

Obviously, every product I’ve mentioned so far is available at i {heart} papers (as if the links didn’t tip you off!). My cardstock was PTI Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, and Vintage Cream. (OMG, that sounds delicious!)

Well, I’m gonna go hop around to the rest of the Design Team to see what they did, and I hope you will too! Here — this’ll make it easy for you:

Amber (So Many Colors, So Little Time)
Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)
Deb (With a Stamp and a Song)
Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)
Kate (i {heart} papers)
Kendra (Kendra's Card Company)
Lynn (Stamperosity)
Megan (Megan Lock Designs)
Tracy (Who IsTracy?)

And if you’d like to show us how YOU use large patterns in your cards, feel free to leave a comment and link on one of our blogs. We’d love to see!



Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful. Your bow is just beautiful!

i {heart} papers said...

Very pretty!!! Look and you and your persnickety cutting! :)

Cathleen said...

Oh Wow! This is beautiful, I love the design and all the fussy cutting...fabulous!

Gretchen said...

Oh pretty! I love how you cut out the flowers and added the bling! Very nice!

connie said...

Beautiful job! love the bow and the bling.

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the addition of brown- perfect!

Kendra said...

This is totally YUMMY!

Deb said...

Mmmm! Dark chocolate and Delish! It looks stunning! I love the way you brought out that rich brown, and then dressed everything up with some gorgeous bling! I'm also impressed with all that cutting! Fabulous card! {{hugs}}

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Carolyn! Love the cut flowers and the bling embellishments, too.