Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Cards and Tags: The Princess and the Pea

I combined two of my favorite go-to products to make this mini card: the Little Red Riding Hood stamp from 100 Proof Press and the 3x4" rounded-corner card punch from We R Memory Keepers.

I made this card by starting with white watercolor paper, which I cut into this handy-dandy shape using the 3x4" punch mentioned above.  I then sprayed it with Dylusions ink (Fresh Lime and Lemon Zest) and let it dry.  I stamped the background with a Large Handwriting stamp from 100 Proof Press, which I stamped vertically, using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  Next I smudged on some Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass) and dripped some different shades of watercolors down the top.

I stamped Red Riding hood and paper-pieced her together.  I made a pointy hat for her and a crown (cause you can't have too many things on your head at once, right?) and I attached a Simon Says Stamp die-cut cloud bank image behind her.  I gave her a pea and added the text, which I stamped with alphabet stamps from Studio G.  To finish it off, I gave the card a little swirly curl of embroidery floss at the top.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this project and it's funny where inspiration comes from.  This card was a result of a debate my husband and I got into about how the story of the Princess and the Pea went and whether or not it had a point.  So hey- if you need an idea for a project, look no further than a random conversation!