Hi Crafty Friends,
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.
For our challenge this week, Anne has asked us to .... Create a card using a vacation destination…..one you love or would like to go to, and make sure to add a 3D element for fun!!
My husband and I recently took a bus trip with our club to a beautiful lake where we had a wonderful meal to celebrate Christmas in July. As I had ordered the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit for July which had a summertime fun at the lake theme, I decided to pull that out to create my card for the challenge. The stamp set in the kit contains three layering stamps ... the mountains, trees and jetty. There are also dies to coordinate with the stamps which I didn't use except for the forest stand alone die as I thought my trees were too far down the water line when I had finished my card.
I seem to keep forgetting about the extra parts of the challenges this month ... in this case the 3D element. But I figure my 3D element is the card itself. I have created a Step Panel Card which I have been wanting to make for sometime now, when I started thinking about what I could make with the MMH kit which would be different to what I had seen others make I thought of this card.
I used the inks which came with the kit for the lake, jetty and trees, but for the other elements I used other inks especially for the ripples in the water and cattails as the ink from the kit was just blending in together so you couldn't see the detail.
I added a panel onto the back of the card so I could add a birthday sentiment (also from the kit) and stamped another jetty along the bottom. This time around I added the girl which is from an add on stamp set I purchased when I ordered the kit ... Lake Time Fun.
My card folds flat so it can be placed in a standard sized envelope for no extra postage.
Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
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