Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ways to Use it Challenge - Lunch Sack

Today over at SplitcoastStampers'
Ways to Use It, the challenge was carried along in the Back to School theme by using a Lunch sack.

This was a fun challenge!  Love my Kraft/Crumb Cake, but haven't thought to use a lunch sack on one of my cards. 

To start off, I printed the digital birthday cake from Tiffany Doodles and then colored it with Copics.  I added some diamond Stickles to the candle stripes and some glossy accents to the flames with some white gel pen accents.  I wanted this image a little on the brighter side than what follows.  I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts in the corner and then sponged the edge with Vintage photo before matting on chocolate.  Since this insert is separate, I put a layer of lighter cardstock on the back for additional messaging.

Now for the base ... I took chocolate, kraft and an unknown dp (polka dot) and wrapped with some brown Baker's twine.  I trimmed the top of a lunch sack to fit at an angle and then stamped all over in espresso with a Hero Arts candle stamp very similar to the Tiffany Doodles' cake candles.  I colored the flames with a bright yellow colored pencil and the stripes with a gold Spica pen for a subtle sparkle.  This was sponged around the edge as well, before matting on the chocolate layer.  I then tucked this underneath the twine.

I hope you enjoyed the card - make sure you head over to the Ways to Use it Challenge yourself. 
Love to see what you come up with.  If you enjoyed the visit, would love to hear from you.


jimlynn said...

Great idea Collette and just as cute as can be!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, Love this! So creative and Very CUTE! 8-)


Jo said...

WOW what a great project! :)
A clever way to use a lunch sack.
Jo xx