Happy Saturday. It's been ages since I have had the chance to play along with a challenge just for the fun of it. I saw a great challenge across at CAS on Friday and Time Out realized it was the perfect challenge to utilize two pretty recent items I got from The Stamp Market. A stamp set called Notes to Say and a set of dies called Boho Borders. Here's a sneak peek of those cool stripes:
Here are the two challenge badges:
I began by die-cutting the thin stripes from 4 different colors of SU card stock. As the strips are pretty tiny, I decided to adhere them to a piece of white cardstock and then cut that down to the size that I wanted.
I then stamped and die-cut the focal layer with my MFT stitched rectangles and did the same with the hello sentiment. This card came together really quickly. I popped the sentiment up with some foam squares that I cut into very thin strips! Here's my full card:
I just love that big, bold sentiment paired with the thin strips. You can check out the design team and submission cards at CAS on Friday
On a personal note:
Well, everything is set up in my room as well as it can be and it now houses an early anniversary gift from Lou - a Gemini junior. He'd gotten tired of hearing me moan and groan every time I tried to run something through my Spellbinders and told me it was time I gave my arthritic hands a break :-). I must admit, I love my Spellbinders, but the intricate die cuts are handled expertly bu the gemini! So far I am impressed. I also got some gouache paints as a little present. WOW. I am so impressed by them. I love watercolor but always want to over control it and I can't get layering right at all. Gouache fixes all of those issues, so I am spending some time getting to know them and how they work before I start to use them on cards. There's certainly a learning curve but I love the way you can layer lights over darks. Amazing.
I'll be back tomorrow with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Hammermill 100#. Neenah Solar White #110
- Stamps: Just a Note - the Stamp Market
- Dies: Notes to Say. Boho Borders - The Stamp Market