Good Saturday morning to you! I hope you will enjoy a lovely weekend. I'm excited to bring you my challenge card for Our Creative Corner this week because I was also able to work in two other wonderful challenges, which I'll tell you about further down the post. We have a really cool challenge for you this week. Our hostess, Sarah Gough, has challenged us to use a sentiment stamp repeatedly to create a background for our card. I had to search through my stamps to find just the right one for the background I had in mind and came up with the See With the Heart (retired) set from Stampin' Up! - an oldie but goodie in my mind.
I should have taken a photo of the panel before I covered it all up because it came out really pretty and as usual, I did cover up all the beauty. On Kraft, I stamped the sentiment, "An act of kindness is long remembered", in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I inked a small Inque Boutique stamp with my SU markers in Handsome Hunter and Real Red and stamped it in between where I stamped each sentiment. Then I ink distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and then misted it with my homemade Perfect Pearls glimmer mist. I used two Tim Holtz Texture Fades to do the dry embossing - Notepaper and Patchwork. I just got the SU gold glass glitter this week so of course I had to use it around the edge of the die cut tag I created with a Spellbinders label die. The sentiment was a freebie from Sentimental Sundays, Ann Vento's challenge blog. I also used a rubber stamp Ann designed for Whimsey Stamps called Classified Ads. The tag die used was also from Spellbinders and the butterfly die is from SU. I made the flower with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die out of unbleached coffee filters that I randomly smeared with Riding Hood Red ink and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink. That's the dets on this card. I hope you will stop over at Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the team has made. And try to play along - it's really a fun challenge.
Okay, so back to the other challenges. While I was updating my challenge listing on Thursday, I noticed that the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study were collaborating on their challenges this week. So I made this card to fit those two challenges too. Here is the inspiration photo with the colors for the Play Date challenge. The CASE study this week is to CASE the work of Eva Dobilas and this is her gorgeous card that is up for casing (please note that this is NOT MY CARD - IT IS THE CASE SAMPLE). Thanks a bunch for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to make some art this weekend!
Other Challenges Entered:
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellishment (handmade flower)
Crazy4Challenges - Use Dies
Drunken Stampers - To Die For