10 September, 2019

TTCRD 10 Sept DT Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is challenge day for Design Team B for the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge.  This is a WEEKLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with 2 design teams who alternate weeks to make projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week's sponsor is The Project BinYou can read a bit more about them below.

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

The Project Bin was started because its founder, Denise Storck (a long-time stamper and paper-crafter), couldn't find a stamp that said "You are awesome sauce", so she decided to make her own! One thing led to another, and now her small business fills a niche in the card making industry for unique word art sentiments in the highest quality photopolymer clear stamps, made in the U.S.A.

I'll be honest that I was quite our of my comfort zone when the whole design team was sent a christmas stamp and die set that we were asked to use, because I DON'T celebrate holidays.

HOWEVER, thinking outside the box (or perhaps "bin" in this case 😉), is something I've had plenty of practice in with all the curveballs I've been dodging so I was going to find a way to make it work.  Without masking, the only thing I was comfortable using was the tree.  There was both a stamp and die for it and it was pretty small, so it was better suited to a card.

There was an idea I had for a critter card "scene" with several rolling hills (Lawn Fawn Dies), sky patterned paper (cut from the top portion of Shimelle's Sparkle City writing pad) and stamped and punched trees.

The stamped trees are kind of subtle, but they needed to be kept in proportion to the other elements.  More distant objects should be smaller than the one in the foreground.

I guessed the die would cut the trees with a halo, so I recruited the SmallCraftyDude (TallCraftyDude?) to stamp the trees in various shades of green ink by Altenew onto different green  scraps of cardstock so the halo would also be green.

I didn't quite plan out the positioning of the tree stump and critters (My Favorite Things) and that's the best that I could do.  I added the sentiment, tiny acorn and even tinier heart from a Neat and Tangled stamp set.


Here's the entire card:

I Go Nuts For You Card

Well that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you visit the TTCRD blog and submit a project of your own!

Love and crafty critters,