Thursday, March 7, 2013

CCEE The Eyes Have It

I am the CCEE Stampers' March challenge hostess and, for this first week in March, I challenged the team to use eyelets in their design.  My eyelets are in the center of my flowers (Rose Red), as well as the four corners (Always Artichoke) of my card below.

 I used the Puzzle Piece Resist technique on my card.  I stamped my Rubbernecker Lace background stamp with Versamark onto white card stock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then die cut the flowers with my Rose Creations Nestabilities.  I applied River Rock and Always Artichoke inks to the background layers, and I applied Rose Red for the flowers and sentiment.  I then fit the flower puzzle pieces back into the green background, applying them with Tombow glue.

Here's a closer view so you can see the texture of the Lace background image, as well as how the puzzle pieces fit into the design.

Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog if you are interested in seeing what the entire team created for this challenge or if you'd like to play along with us.

 Supplies I used:

Stamps:  Lace background and Word Set by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Ink:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories:  eyelets, twine, dimensionals, blender tools, clear embossing powder, Versamark, heat tool, Beautiful Wings Embosslits


StampOwl said...

Beautiful card and a fun challenge

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

great technique, love the red eyelets.

Benzi said...

Such cute eyelet centers for your flowers, Charlene. I love your lace border and how you used your twine, too. Your card is so pretty.

Thanks for the fun challenge and having us bring out some of our oldies.

Sabrina said...

How clever to use the Puzzle Piece resist and then add eyelets to really make the flowers pop. Lots of fun factor here for sure. It was a great challenge, I enjoyed thinking about it and coming up with various ideas' I just wish I'd had more time to make another couple of my ideas and not just one.

Lois said...

Very pretty card. I like the way you threaded the twine through the eyelets!

Vicky Gould said...

I just reat the tutorial on this puzzle piece yesterday and here you are! You did a great job - love the colors and layout. Good challenge, Charlene...Thanks!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the eyelets for the flower centers and your twine border is perfect!

Joanne (jojot) said...

aren't you the clever one to get your technique to fit so perfectly with the eyelet challenge....fab ideas...sweet card

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Charlene! I love how you used the eyelets, very creative! Thank you very much for your lovely comments too and for following me, that's very kind of you! I came to your blog yesterday but MR Blogger would not let me follow grrrr, but I think it has worked now! Have a great day! Hugs Delphine xx

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love what you did with the eyelets and the twine, a great idea.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! this is gorgeous. Love the threaded twine and fabulous background and flowers. Great design and details. Beautiful work, Charlene!