Challenges

CHALLENGE: Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search (Sentiment Sampler)

 Created while watching House Hunters on HGTV.

Created while watching House Hunters on HGTV.

Yes, there's a whole lotta pattern goin on but I kinda like it! This submission for the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search uses the Sentiment Sampler which has a ton of basic sentiments but with a fun flare. I paired it with Simon Says Stamp's Circle Friends stamp set to create a Sending Bear Hugs card.

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I heat embossed the bear from the Circle Friends image on watercolor stock and colored him with Distress Markers and a water brush. I finished him with some glossy accents on his nose and black enamel dots on his eyes. I used the Paper Smooches Gift Tag 3 die to create the bear's tag from a scrap of planner patterned paper. The We R Memory Keepers tag punch created a tag from the My Mind's Eye Adventure paper pad. I love how it uses two-sided stock to create the top detail. I rounded the two bottom corners with a Corner Chomper.

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I used Lawn Fawn stitched border dies to create a 4x6 panel from the wood grain patterned stock and the red hexagon piece. Another planner page scrap is directly behind the tag feature. I added a little washi tape, the "Sending" tab, and various banners from the same paper pad for more color and interest. One of my all-time favorite products is the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher which always adds that extra little detail.

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Thanks so much for checking out my project!

CHALLENGE: Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #296

  Created while watching Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson version).

Created while watching Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson version).

This card is for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #296 Small Images on Repeat. I decided to create my own "washi tape" by using one of the teeny tiny images in the Life is Beautiful stamp set. I used the three dots in three Distress Oxide ink colors, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, and Fossilized Amber. 

 Papertrey Ink Life Is Beautiful stamp set. (coordinating dies also available!)

Papertrey Ink Life Is Beautiful stamp set. (coordinating dies also available!)

I first die-cut the "enjoy" from this Wet Paint die set by Papertrey Ink. I then masked off an area with post-it tape and stamped the image in the three colors. I then masked a thin line below and sponged on the Abandoned Coral.

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I used Aqua Mist card stock, which matched well with the Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio ink, and die cut two of the "enjoy" words to add a little dimension and ensure the word "popped up" from the front of the card when closed.  I stacked and glued the die cuts. I closed the card and used Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive to glue the die cut in place on the inside of the card with the stamped sentiment "your day", also from the Life is Beautiful stamp set.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and check out my entry for the challenge. I hope you're inspired to find a small stamp and give it new life on a project today!

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