Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Aperture

Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating America's Independence Day? I think here at the farm we'll probably just watch the fireworks shows from our front yard...we get the best view and get to see 4 different shows!

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to make an Arperture card (ie. a card with a hole in it with an image showing through). Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things who was generous to the Stamptacular Design Team and sent us products to use and the winner of this weeks challenge gets a $25 gift certificate. WOW! I LOVE the Heather Ellis line "Pure Innocence", her characters are just so adorable! The stamp I chose for my project today is called "Start Each Day with a "Whee"!

The minute I saw this adorable stamp, I knew I wanted her swinging from a tree...and since cork is so hot right now, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I bought a roll of it at Joann's and free hand cut my tree trunks. I then ran them through my little "X" Xyron and placed them on my card. I then punched out my leaves (SU Bird punch), and added my grass (Martha Stewart Icicle punch...don't you love it when you can find a different job for a tool than it's original use?) I then added my flowers and apples. I then added sticker pearls to the center of each flower and colored them with a red Copic.

Thanks for joining me today, hope you have a great holiday weekend and I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  • Stamp: MFT Pure Innocence "Start each day with a Whee"
  • Paper: MFT Summer Collection (flowered), all other scraps
  • Die: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Icicle (grass), Stampin Up Bird (leaves and limbs on tree)
  • Other: Cork, MFT Dew Drops, Pearls, Copics


Dora said...

No wonder you fell in love with this one, it's totally adorable, I love her too, she's gorgeous :) Love that punched out grass too and the leaves on top really look fab... PS Thank you for choosing me as this month's GDT, I was so excited about this :) xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fabulous card and an adorable image. Loving your cork trees - they are inspired. Warmest wishes, Lesley

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mommy2lou said...

SO CUTE! what a fun card, Paula!!