Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Mother's Day

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge was to make a card with a lady/woman on it and if you made it for Mother's Day you'll be entered 2X into our prize drawing, which is sponsored this week by:

a $25 Gift Certificate

Ok, so when I originally read the directions I thought it was a Mother's Day Card with a bonus for a lady/woman on it...call me dylexic, call me blonde, but whoops, I didn't read the directions very well...sigh...ANWAY...with time NOT on my side, I'm going with my original design...LOL
I kept my card simple this week, as I wanted my yellow doily (yes yellow) to be my main focal point without a lot of distractions. I also wanted to play with my new 2-step bird punch. I dyed my doily yellow (thank you Martha Stewart Living magazine for the directions). It was super easy, it just took a little pre-planning. To die any white doily, any color you desire, here's what you'll need; shallow dish, a little water, food coloring, paper towels and a flat place to dry. Pour a little water into your shallow dish and a few drops of food coloring, the more food coloring the darker color you will achieve. Dunk the doily for a few seconds (any longer and they start falling apart), bring out and dry with a paper towel, then set aside on another dry paper towel to dry...dry overnight (or get out your embossing gun). I used the Wilson's doily's (small) that I got at my local Wal-Mart in the cake decorating section.... Thanks for looking...can't wait to see what you come up with

Recipe:
  • Stamp: Retired CTMH
  • Punches: SU Scallop border and 2-Step Bird Punch
  • Other: Dyed doily (see above for directions), glitter, misc. scrap papers

1 comment:

mamichelle said...

Oooh, so pretty! Love the doily and the colors!!