Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Out of my Comfort Zone with Black and Yellow...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

Today I decided I would totally step outside of my comfort zone and try the challenge over at Dynamic Duos.

I am seriously NOT a yellow person at all...and this combination made me think of nothing but bumble bees.  All I wanted to do was use my Honeycomb Embossing Folder and totally run with it.  But that would have been within my comfort zone to do just that!  So, I decided to move outside and put together a black and yellow card and to embrace the dessert option of a shaped/fun fold as well.  I decided to try my hand at one of those File Folder Cards that I have seen everyone on Pinterest doing using the fantastic Envelope Punch Board.  If you haven't tried one of these before, I suggest checking out Angie's Video Tutorial over at Chic 'N Scratch - she has a TON of video tutorials and does AMAZING work.  I used her tutorial to help me figure out the ins and outs of these types of cards - Thanks Angie!

For the flower, I used the Blossom Punch as the base and then punched 3 labels using the Modern Label Punch.  They fit just perfectly with the Blossom Punch to form a great outlined flower.  I also used the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch to punch out the centre of the flower.

Card Recipe (all Stampin' Up! products):

Card Stock:
Daffodil Delight, Basic Black

Basic Black

Stamp Sets:
Simply Sketched, Mixed Bunch

Envelop Punch Board, Big Shot, Neutrals Candy Dots, Modern Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for dropping by!


1 comment:

  1. And what an excellent job you did way outside there, away from your zone of comfort! Well done, Steph! I immediately thought of bees when I saw the challenge, too, so you've inspired me to not be so narrow-minded!! Hugs, Darnell