Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge

Hello Everyone!!  I'm a fan of Lawn Fawn stamps, they are so cute & adorable, and great for colouring.  So, I guess you can imagine how excited I am to be a Guest Designer at Lawnscaping Challenge this week!

Here's the Challenge :

I gotta admit it sounded pretty "challenging" at first, but after some thought I begin to see possibilities.  Here's what I made (plus a little tutorial on how to make the flower down below):

I used one of my favourite stamps from Bannerific set to make a flower.  I thought it would be a fun idea, and to discover new ways of using a stamp set.  Here's a closer view of the flower:
A close up view of the flower.
Notice the tiny red heart above the word friend?  That's a tiny heart from the hearts background stamp of the Teeny Tiny Backdrops set.  I inked up one little heart with a red marker, and stamped it above the letter "i".  Then I used the pen tip of the marker to trace an outline around the heart.  I also used the tiny stars background stamp from the same set to make add a strip of pattern on the white cardstock.

Does this sound fun?  I hope you will join us in the challenge.  It's a fantastic prize this week - your choice of any Lawn Fawn stamp set!!  Read all about the challenge here, or by clicking on the image below:

Remember to submit your entry by Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have fun!

Here's a little tutorial on how to make the flower:

Stamp the banners several times on two different patterned papers.

Trim the individual images as shown.

Cut a round piece of cardstock as the base for assembling the flower petals.  Add some adhesive on the back of each 'petal' and adhere onto the round base.  You will need approximately 7 'petals'.

After all 7 petals are adhered, place a button as the flower centre.   And, you have a cute handmade flower!!  If you want to stack 2 layers of petals like I did, punch out a larger round base, and arrange the petals a little further apart.  I hope you will try this idea.


Christiana said...

Kary, this is SO adorable! I love your little banner flower! I will definitely be making some of these in the near future. Thanks so much for joining on the design team for this challenge! It was so fun to have you!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, Kary... this is too cute! How very clever of you to make the banner into a flower. I totally love your creativity! Your card turned out super pretty! :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

How fun to use the banners to create a flower! TFS =)

Laurel said...

Oh I love this. Love, Love, LOVE! So glad you joined us for this challenge as our GD! You knocked it out of the park! This is fabulous! I will definitely be trying this!!!! THANK YOU SO much for honoring us with your participation! :)

Chari said...

That is a fantastic flower! I will have to give it a try soon. I always thought those little banners needed to be paper pieced anyway! I love the layers and colors and the button center just finished it off beautifully. Great job!

Lynnette said...

Let me just say, "WOW!" This was an incrediblly creative idea. It turned out so adorable. Thanks for guest designing with us, you are an amazing addition.

Heather Innusa said...

This is an unbelievably creative idea. Such a sweet card!! Your guest vspot was well diserved girlfriend!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your banner flower is terrific, Kary, and the result is a gorgeous card! Congratulations on being the guest designer this week!