Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far!
Today starts a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and the theme for this week is “Sentimental“. We look forward to seeing your interpretation with your creations for this challenge! Our sponsor is Crafty Doodle Chick, so be sure to play along for your chance to win!
Here’s how I’ve interpretated the challenge this week:
I really love sentiment stamps and sometimes they just seem to get used when you need to add a sentiment with your design. I actually like to use them as not only the focal point of a design, but I like to also use them for backgrounds!
For my card today, I have used an older Simon Says Stamp card kit. (Nov 2016) I really loved the font and the wording in this set and the different sizes that you can mix together. The images are from the SSS Thankful Heart stamp set.
I started by stamping two of the images from the set with white ink over the A2 sized top folding card base and then added some papers from the card kit on the bottom portion. I took a piece of white twine around the center of the card and added a button and bow.
The heart was die cut from a piece of cardstock from the kit with a stitched heart die and then I white heat embossed the sentiment and added some craft foam behind it before attaching it to the card. I’ve also added a couple of hearts that were cut from white cardstock.
Very simple card, but a good one to have on hand for someone! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and please be sure to join along with us this week!
Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!
- Double D – Focus on the Sentiment
- Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + Sentiment
- Retro Rubber – rrcb120 – Anything Goes + stamps older than 1 year (circa 2016)
- Shopping Our Stash – embossing
- Sweet Stampers – Use a Sentiment
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Hello friends! It’s Thursday time again and we have a new challenge for you over at Cute Card Thursday today! The challenge for this week is…..”What’s New?“
And remember these challenge themes are always your own interpretation! Here’s what I’ve created for it:
I thought this image was so TWEET!! 🙂 It is a “new to me” image from our sponsor this week by All Dressed Up Stamps called Home Sweet Home. I thought this would be such a nice card for someone with a “new home”.
It was also nice to be able to use some older items from my stash as well! I have colored up the image and used a heart die to cut it out with. I’ve also sponged some color around the edges and added some stitching details with a marker. For the patterned papers in the background, I’ve used a paper piercer tool and made stitch marks over the holes with a white gel pen. I layered it onto a piece of white cardstock which I then layered onto a piece of 5″x5″ Sahara Sand top folding card base. BEFORE attaching my white layer onto the base, I’ve added some twine around it.
I cut out a smaller heart from the die set I’ve used from some craft foam and attached it to the image heart panel and placed it over the twine on the front. Lastly, I’ve added the wood veneer bird cage and flowers and twine bow.
Taking a closer look at the image, you can see that I’ve used various colors of Copics to color it in with. I went around the images with a W0 which matched up nicely with the colors of the main card panel. You can also see places where I’ve added a bit of sparkle from some colored gel pens and extra “dots” around the image with a white gel pen. It was actually a really simple and fun image to color!
I hope that you will join us this week and share “What’s New?” with us at Cute Card Thursday! Be sure to stop by the blog to see what other inspiration that the rest of the design team has come up with!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful day!
Challenges I’d like to enter for this card:
- CRAFT – New (year/job/baby, etc.) – for me: new home and new stash
- All Dressed Up Stamps challenge – Anything Goes + ADU image
- Cardz 4 Galz – New Year/New Stash (image and hearts dies)
- Alphabet Challenge – ‘U’ is for ‘Use Some Stitching: faux or real’
- Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
- Try it On Tuesday – Something old/something new (new image/wood veneer, new home and old papers, old flowers, old tools!)
- Words 2 Craft By – HOPE (W2CB61): “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul & sings the tunes without the words & never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickenson Absolutely LOVE that!!