Welcome to the First Ever Three Clover Thursday Challenge. - Let me tell you I was more then thrilled when Kerry e-mailed me asking if I would like to be part of her Challenge Design Team. I didn't even hesitate a second before sending her a message back saying I would be delighted to be a part of her Thursday Challenge Team.
She divided us up into 2 teams so we'd be posting every other week. She did say though that if we wanted to participate when it wasn't our week to be features we could. I had some time this week and thought I'd give the Sketch she posted for the Design Team a try. I love "sketches" as they really help to give me that "jump start" I ofen need when coming up with a card idea.
This card is also serving as part of another challenge (Stamp Girls Gone Wild - Mystery Image). When I saw the Giraffe image that Pat had sent for the Mystery Image challenge I knew right away what sentiment I wanted to pair with it. It just seemed so fitting with the expression on the Giraffe's face.
My card base is Kiwi Kiss which I layered with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper (SU). For the right panel I used Summer Sun cs distressed with the Cutter Kit and Chocolate Chip ink and layered with another piece of the GMS designer paper. I also did faux stitching. I added a Yellow Flower and a Blue Brad to the upper right hand corner.
The middle panel is Old Olive cs layered with this really cool textured piece of cs that I bought a zillion years ago. It's from The Paper Company. I also used the Scallop border punch.
I colored the Giraffe image with a So Saffron and Blush Blossom markers. The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped with Pacific Point ink. I added 3 green gems (Me and My Big Ideas) and layered this to Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip cs that was also distressed with the cutter kit. I raised this up using foam mounting tape.
Please be sure to visit Kerry's blog and those of the featured designers today and leave them some "stampin love" via the comments section. Have a great day.