Come join us for a great combo challenge!. Double Trouble #59 is a 3-2-1 recipe challenge in which "Thing 1" requires the use of at least 3 colors, 2 embellishments, and 1 sentiment; plus use a stamp that was at least 1 year old; "Thing 3" requires that you incorporate a triangle sketch, and "Thing 2" requires that you also submit your card to our partner this week Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #137 that has a sketch and the requirement to use a stamp older than one year.
Everytime I looked at the sketch, I kept seeing a Christmas tree! I knew I didn't want to do a holiday card, so turned the sketch 90 degrees to make a landscape layout. Then I saw a retro card that would be perfect to use with a REALLY old stamp set that I bought in a bargain bin more than 10 years ago! It's a really nice set, but when I went to stamp the sentiment, I realized it was in the bin for a reason. Apparently there was a problem with the stamp mold, and the sentiment was shmushed on the right side so the stamped image was awful! I liked the sentiment a lot, so got out my trusty computer and using Word, replicated the saying, then printed it out in as close a color as I could come to Stampin' Up! (SU) Cajun Craze color. I thought it was such a cute saying, that I HAD to use it!
The teacup is stamped using black ink, then scanned and digitally cut out on my ScanNCut. I wanted it to stand out, so cut it three more times, then glued all 4 layers together. I colored the flower using a retired SU Really Rust Stampin' Write Marker.
The triangle was created by first cutting a 3" square out of SU Cajun Craze cardstock, then cutting from the center of one side to the corners on the opposite side. The vellum mat behind it was cut using a 3.25" square.
The teabag is a stamp from the same set as the teacup, but I stamped it using dark brown ink, then cut it and 3 copies out of SU Crumb Cake cardstock. These were all glued together as a stack as well.
The sentiment is on white printer paper, and matted with dark brown cardstock. The cardbase is SU Cajun Craze, and the background is Crumb Cake.
I am rating the difficulty as a "2" out of a possible "5". Except for my faulty sentiment stamp, everything was very straight forward and easy to do. Having a ScanNCut made it particularly easy to cut out. I added a 0.04" border around the teacup and tea bag before cutting them out using the "Direct Cut" method on my SnC.
|Paper: SU Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Really Rust, Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories: Brother ScanNCut CM350, Paper Trimmer, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips|
|Techniques: Digital Cutting|