Another Challenge to Try:
Good Morning Stampers,
Thanks for joining me this morning! Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan it is a rainy morning. I am not complaining because we need this rain so much AND I have a great excuse to PLAY!
In one of my previous posts I began playing with Card Challenges and I think I may be hooked!! What fun I am having! I chose for today to participate in the Cas(e) this Sketch Challenge #283. I also had a good opportunity to use some of Stampin’ Up®!’s new color card stock and ink. I just love these new purples! And I pulled out one of my favorite stamp and dies set- Flourishing Phrases (wood 141531/ clear 141534) /(141478)!
I followed the dark, medium and light of the sketch pretty much as it was. I cut out a 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ rectangle of Gorgeous Grape (146987) and embossed it with my Big Shot (143263) and Quilt Top Embossing Folder (144687). I was very careful to line up the rectangle straight in the embossing folder. I dithered whether to use a strip of Highland Heather (146986) or the Highland Heather polka dot DSP from the Subtles 6 X 6 DSP (146966) to cut out the strip from Flourish Thinlits Dies (141478) and finally decided to go with the polka dot.
I cut a Whisper White (100730) square from the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies (145372)- one of my most useful dies!! I totally recommend it! The star flower is cut with a Flourish Thinlit Die (141478) from Gorgeous Grape card stock (146987). I attached the Gorgeous Grape rectangle with Mini Glue Dots (103683) because I find these hold embossed pieces better.
I attach fine cut pieces like the star flower and the lacy strip with Snail Adhesive (104332) double sided tape. I lay the piece wrong side up on a piece of release paper. You know the kind you get leftover from your Dimensionals…use the shiny side! Or you can use a Silicone Craft Sheet (127853). But I like to reuse the release paper. Then I carefully and from the center out apply the tape on to the shape. This works best with a newly refilled tape dispenser. Near the end of the tape I find it harder to not rip my shape. After you attach the piece to where you want it you may notice tiny strands of adhesive in the open parts of the shape- all you need to do is carefully wipe these away with clean hands. I find this technique so much faster than using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) but if you prefer that way- go for it!
I attached the border about 1/4 the way up the rectangle. I centered the star flower on the square and attached on top of the strip and rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Highland Heather (147103) both inside and outside.
Easy peasy!! I hope you will try some challenges too and let me know if you do in the comments section. I love to read your remarks. Just Click here to subscribe to my blog and be updated each time I send a new post out. If you would like to make a card like mine you can get products from my shop.
Don’t forget tomorrow night is my Stampin’ Party! If you are in the west Michigan area, come and see new techniques, new products and make some awesome cards. Oh.. and of course relax, have some refreshments and visit with other stampers. The party is tomorrow Tuesday August 7th 4-8pm. Demonstrations will be on the half hours. I hope to see you there.
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