I am loving the Altenew Snapshots Stamp and Die Set and was excited to get to use it for the Altenew Sketch Challenge #7. I added a couple sentiments from Paper Smooches, Concord & 9th, and Butterfly Reflections stamp sets as well. I hope you get some ideas for your own projects!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much for checking out my project!