YIPEE -- My 2 year old took a nice nap, and the 5 year old is busy playing...so I got to play too!
I decided to play along with Papertrey's challenges today -- I couldn't resist the first one, as soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do. The challenge is a Japanese influence on your project. Out on a Limb is one of my most FAVORITE PTI sets, and it hasn't seen ink in quite some time.
So I dusted it off, and got to work. I went out and found a "Japanese Font" for free on the internet -- so I hope it is accurate, and that I'm not offending the Japanese culture here, LOL. It says "Happy Birthday" down the side. I kept my project to 3 simple colors, black, red and white.
I put my branches and flowers, and thought about leaving it, but decided to make some paper lanterns. I stamped a piece of white CS with the branch and flowers images, and then ran it through my crimper (which I haven't used in about 3 years or more, LOL) then I punched out some circles (1" and 3/4") and used pop dots to adhere them to my card front. Finished off the flower centers with some stickles.
I'm glad I got to play along -- I hope I get time to do all of the challenges...they're great!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Out on a Limb Revised, Mixed Messages
Ink: Palette Black, Pure Poppy, Fresh snow
Paper: Select white, true black, pure poppy
Accessories: Punches, dimensionals