Monday, April 6, 2009

It's probably really wrong to admit that I never learned how to play Chinese Checkers when I was a kid, but I always loved the game board - so cute with all the colors and indentations lined up in a perfect row. That's why I think this Lockhart stamp is so fun.

I choose some bright, primary & secondary colors (Prismacolor pencils) for the game board. Here's a hint - color your points first, then at your starting point, go to the opposite to start coloring the 'outside' of the board. Be sure to go in the same pattern that you used for the points. For a little added detail, I used a clear Sakura glaze pen for the marble spots.

I wanted to do something a little different with my image this time, rather than sticking with a card. Gotta shake things up once and a while, right?

I've been drawn to this bright, springy green lately, and this paper from GCD Studios Canta Collection really fits the bill for me! I ran it through my Accucut machine to make this sweet little gable box. I used my paper crimper (I think this gets the vote for my most neglected tool!)to add some texture to a matching piece of cardstock, then topped it off with a little ric rac. I then adhered the stamped game board with some foam tape. It's so quick and easy, it would be easy to whip up a bunch of these for a child's birthday party favor.

1 comment:

Sharon Harnist said...

Too cute, Jenn -- love the bright colored board against this pretty green patterned box!