The Simply Stampin' challenge this week is certainly what you would call a challenge - the DT want us to come up with something made with Regal Rose, Real Red, Island Indigo and Whisper White. At the end of the post they said that they hoped the colour challenge wouldn't have us 'running for the hills' - well the only reason I didn't is because the hills are too far away!!!!
Definitely not a colour combo I would choose but it gave me a chance to try something I've seen done many times before but never actually got round to doing. I practised with circles but you could use any shape you like for this technique and, having seen the finished effect, it's definitely something I'll be doing again (just maybe not these colours!)
I started by punching different size circles from the coloured cardstock and then arranged them onto a piece of Whisper White card, when I was happy with how they looked I glued them using a wet glue to make sure they were properly stuck all over. I then simply ran the whole thing through the BigShot in the Square Lattice Embossing folder. This was then matted onto a piece of Island Indigo cardsock and then onto a card blank. The sentiment, from the Hostess set, Happiest Birthday Wishes. was stamped in Island Indigo, cut into a banner and inked around the edges with a sponge dauber.
Here is a close up of the finished effect. This particular embossing folder gives a lovely texture to the cardstock and it actually looks like the colours are painted on rather than glued on pieces of card!
*If you saw my previous post you will know that a lady called Jo Street (her post is here) has made an appeal for donations of cards to sell, to raise money for the Candlelighters Appeal, at a Ladies Night on the 31st May. Sadly it is too late for 3 year old Florence for anything other than to receive the vital care & support from Candlelighters that she and her family need at this desperate time. As a Granny to four toddlers it breaks my heart to think what this family must be going through so I urge you, even if you only send one card, please get in touch with Jo. Her contact details are on her post that I've linked to above. PLEASE let's help Jo raise lots of money.
Whilst having a look at the Candlelighters website I came across this video which Scalby School Girls recorded last year in aid of the charity - take a look