Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paper Craft Planet 3-D Tuesday Challenge

Hello all! I am hosting the 3-D Tuesday challenge this week at Paper Craft Planet, and I hope you'll like what I've chosen to do today! Everywhere you look lately you see these awesome paper flowers on cards and boxes. My friend Barbara Anders calls them "poofy flowers" and I think that's a good term to use! So today I challenge you to try a poofy flower! I found the flower and tutorial that Mercy Kerin included on her blog back in January to be fabulous, so that's the poofy flower I am using today. I know there are other stampers out there who have their own versions of a poofy flower, so feel free to use whatever you'd like. The challenge is just to make a flower. And since this is a 3-D challenge, you get bonus points if you combine your flower with a box of some kind, like I did here with this clear pillow box and these YUMMY candy-covered chocolate eggs from Hershey's. Oh my heck, these things are good!
I made my flower using papers from the new Basic Grey Kioshi collection, which you can get from Kate at i {heart} papers. I also sprayed my flower very liberally with Pssst! Shimmer Spray from Tsukineko, which Kate also has at IHP! Here's a close-up, but unfortunately because I can't take a decent picture to save my life, you can't see the sparkle but trust me, it's there! The sentiment I used on my tag is another stamp from one of Anna Wight's new cling sets at Whipper Snapper called Happy Thoughts!
I hope you'll give the challenge a try! Upload your creation to the gallery at Paper Craft Planet and tag your photo using 3d54 so everyone can see your entry! I'll create an album for all the photos later tonight or Wednesday, and if you don't use that tag I won't be able to find your poofy flower!

Thanks for stopping by today, and a BIG thank you to everyone for the sweet comments yesterday on my new gig as a Featured Designer for Whipper Snapper! Y'all know how to make a girl smile all day long! (((hugs)))

Stamps: Happy Thoughts (Whipper Snapper Designs)
Cardstock: black (Bazzill), designer paper (Kioshi from Basic Grey)Inks: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: scalloped circle punch (Stampin' Up!), Pssst! Shimmer Spray (Tsukineko), pillow box (Clear Bags).


Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, this is adorable! Oh, what a great gift and the flower is perfect.

LeAnne said...

Very cool, Tammy! I think I may actually have one of these laying around somewhere!

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Barbara said...

How sweet--literally!!! Love your poofy flower--I wish I could take credit for that name, LOL. Alas, I got it from Dawn McVey :)