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World Card Making Day Challenges abound on Splitcoast Stampers and I selected a number of WCMD ideas to get my wheels turning for today's card. My color and design inspiration were from Tiffany, a member of my Stampin' Pretty demo group and host of yesterday's World Card Making Day Inspiration Challenge WCMDIC08. Have some fun and join Tiffany's Challenge!
The Cool Tool for this project is awarded to Stampin' Up's 1 3/8" Square Punch. It made quick work out of my "crazy corn" background." An ambrosia of Really Rust, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Basic Black card stock took trips through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder.
TIP: The squares fit perfectly across this 5.5" wide card. It's almost like they lock into place–so easy. However, when starting from the top, there's a sliver of the card base (Elegant Eggplant Textured) left exposed from top to bottom (originally 4.25) so I just sliced it off when I was done. Voil?! Here's my previous card called Retro Quilt, using the same type of "quilted" background.
The sentiment was inked in Elegant Eggplant and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock. I snipped the corners with a Key Tag Punch and layered on Elegant Eggplant and Really Rust card stock. TIP: A couple More Mustard Brads add a zippy color contrast in the corners.
The sentiment panel leaf is a Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2) stamp, Basic Black ink on Elegant Eggplant. I shaped it with Paper Snips and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Scallop Circle of More Mustard Textured card stock.
The horizontal panel begins with Really Rust Textured card stock. More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon hop on top. OK, so the "Crazy Corn" background is a tad abstract . . . but this card still says "Fall" to me. Happy Fall 🙂
Stamp Sets: Full of Life, Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2)
Paper: Really Rust Textured and Smooth, Elegant Eggplant Textured and Smooth, More Mustard Textured and Smooth, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Brads (Earth Elements Collection), Stampin' Dimensionals.
SCS Inspiration: Ways to Use WT186, WCMD Challenges: Limited Supplies, Featured Stamper, Ways to Use, Inspiration