Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Take on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Watermelon Wonder

watermelon wonder card

Wow!  What a fabulous response there was to the first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Feeling Nautical!  The Curtain Call Crew gals and I were absolutely overwhelmed with the wonderful response from our readers, followers, and participants!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Are you ready for a new challenge?!  We have a delightfully fresh and summery inspiration board for you the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Watermelon Wonder!

photo credit: Ruffled

Prize Alert:  
Fresh Squeezed Stamps is sponsoring this challenge with a choice of stamp set to the Lead of the Watermelon Wonder challenge!

Watermelon Wonder Designers

Stacey Schafer - That's Me!
Stop in over at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog to see how you can play along!  Can't wait to see how you are inspired by Watermelon Wonder!  

I was inspired by the beautiful all of the beautiful color and the feather print in the photo!  Retrosketches #74 and SCS Dare to Get Dirty also inspired me to create this Watermelon Wonder card using the beautiful Clearly Besotted Fancy Feathers stamps and dies!

LOVE this technique...using the negative die cut and placing sequins for a window-like effect!  It's simple, but a little time consuming...though, I think totally worth every minute I spent with the placement of each individual sequin!  

Technique Tips: 
  • Die-cut a piece of plain cardstock or simple paper (you want the sequins to really pop!)
  • Cut a second piece of cardstock a 1/4 inch smaller than the die-cut piece.
  • Apply an adhesive, such as Scor-tape on the second piece, covering the entire area where sequins will be placed.
  • Either with your finger tips, or with Embellie Jelly, place each sequin firmly onto the Scor-tape (uniformly or free-style like mine:).
  • Use foam squares around the edge of your sequined piece and adhere the top piece of paper to frame your fabulousness!
The other die-cut feathers were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder!  I LOVE these feathers!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  See you over at the Curtain Call!

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Stamps:   Fancy Feathers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Versamark (SU), Black Tuxedo (Momento)
Paper:  White (PTI), Beautiful Life (Echo Park)
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (SU), Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (Verve), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Sequins (Avery Elle), Scor-tape, Sewing Machine, Thread

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Heather Jensen said...

Love what you did with the feathers. I am starting to see sequins popping up everywhere. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is gorgeous!!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

girl! I love how you used the sequins! fab!

Marisa said...

Adore the feathers and the sequin one is simply fabulous!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Stacey! Love all the fabulous layers and that sequin feather is amazing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You stole the show with this beauty Stacey! Nothing can top your gorgeous sequin feather!

Barb said...

stunning! i love the combination of layered, embossed, patterned and sequined feathers. gorgeous!

Lisa H. said...

gorgeous!!! and WOW! love the feathers and the sequins. this is awesome.

Tracey McNeely said...

Stacey this is gorgeous, once again you layered your card perfectly. Love the sequin feather!

Gayatri said...

Great use of positive and negative diecuts, Stacey! I admire your style of card making! So beautiful!

MichelleZ said...

Great card. Fun colors! And sequins are always fabulous! :)

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic,Stacey! Maybe I should say feather-rific! I must get me some feathers...they are so the rage these days. Love the combo of colors and design! Great card!

Christina said...

The colors, the feathers, the sequins--all of it looks amazing! Gorgeous take on the inspiration board, Stacey!

Dawn Easton said...

Stacey, your card is gorgeous! Love the new challenge team and hope to play along again today as it's a holiday here :)
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and tip on the sequins!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Stacey! Those feathers are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!