Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Artisan Award Entry #10

Okay, this is the final Artisan Award Entry I'll be boring you with...I'm not really comfortable doing the "showing off" thing, anyway. I'd rather provide you with quick and easy templates, tutorials and patterns you can use, instead of shoving my own artwork in your face! But, I promised I'd post all of these, so I wanted to follow through.


This card was fun for me because I LOVE COOKIES, and homemade chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite!! I used the One Smart Cookie stamp set, in Basic Brown ink, for the cookies in the background, and for the saying. I colored in the background cookies with Creamy Caramel ink on a Blender Pen. I used layers of Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip card stock for the mat of the focal image, and Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware for the metal embellishments. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Poly Twill from the Occasions Collection mini catalog. I sponged some different browns onto my one-of-a-kind hand cutout of the cookie, finishing with Very Vanilla craft ink, using a sponge dauber, to get the final "golden" highlights on the cookie.


Probably the biggest deal on this card was the chocolate chips on the cookie. I punched out the 6 pointed "star" flower image a bunch of times, using the Boho Blossoms punch. Each chocolate chip was then punched from the petal of one of the already punched flowers, with the 1/4" circle punch, and adhered to the cookie with half of a Mini Glue Dot®. The cookie was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals®. It was unlike any other card I'd ever seen or made, and I'd hoped it would earn me some winning points for creativity. (I'll show how to punch the chocolate chips in an upcoming quickie punch tutorial)

UPDATE: Interestingly enough, Stampin' Up!® just posted this card on June 5th (a couple mornings after I posted it on my blog) on their Stamper's Showcase, which is a gallery exclusively available to Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators, on the Demonstrator Login side of the Stampin' Up!® web site. I'd like to send a thank you out to my fellow demonstrators who noticed and dropped me a note about it :-)

2 comments :

inniskimcbt said...

Congratulations for this card being on Stampers Showcase today (6/5)!!

procrastistamper said...

Thank you for noticing and letting me know :-)