Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CPS Day 13 and Paper Smooches Sparks - welcome lil' dude

I'm back with my card for day 13 of the Card Positioning Systems 5th anniversary celebration. I loved this sketch the first time it was featured on CPS, so I was very excited when Lea chose it for her sketch. See, I knew I wanted to make a baby card based on the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, and this sketch just fit my idea perfectly. Here's the CPS sketch (#121):And here's the inspiration photo from the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. I just love this puffy lil' felt heart with the stitching:
I was inspired by the felt and the stitching, but I took my card in a bit of a different direction, color-wise. I had just bought these cute little stitched felt embellishments the day I saw this challenge, so that worked out perfectly! And since I still only have 1 Paper Smooches stamp set, I'm challenging myself to find some not-so-obvious ways to use it. I wanted to make a baby card, but there's no baby-specific stamp in the Word Salad set. Hmmm...I was in a bit of a quandary. What to do...? Check out the paper yummies below to see how I created a baby card sentiment with non-baby stamps:

The Word Salad set has a "welcome" and a "dude" stamp, so I combined the two and then hand-wrote the "lil'" between the two stamped words. And since the inspiration photo had stitching in it, I added some stitching of my own around the card and the negative circle die cut, as well as with some stitched green ribbon. I love the way it turned out. Here is a closer view:
I'm entering this card here:
Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary Day 13
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Crafty Emma's Store Lots of Layers challenge

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: card base (kraft): The Paper Studio; patterned papers: SEI (blue pattern, yellow stripes), We R Memory Keepers (multi-colored stripes); stamps: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko; black pen (for handwritten "lil'"): Hampton Art; circle die: Spellbinders Nestabilities; die cutting machine: Cuttlebug; felt sailboat: Pebbles; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Making Memories; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer

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