I recently bought my first set of Paper Smooches stamps, and just cannot get enough of their cute little images and adorable sentiments. I also just discovered a few days ago that they offer free digital stamps on their blog, which is so cool! So I downloaded a few (all of them!), and used a couple of them to play along with their current challenge, inspired by this picture:
I just love the stripes and all the texture in those cute flowers and leaves, and I love the "fresh" color palette. I wanted to incorporate stripes in a little different way, bring the fresh spring colors into my card, and add some texture. I also used the following sketch from Young Crafters Unite:
I just LOVE the way this card turned out so bright and cheery. I added texture by stitching the sun's polka-dot rays (which are my stripes). I incorporated the teal/mint colors from the inspiration photo in the form of buttons and by outlining the sentiment banner. And now for the paper yummies:It's a bit difficult to see in the photos, but I die-cut only the circular part of the sun using a Nestabilities die, so that I could "pop" him up a bit using dimensional adhesive:
I'm playing along with:
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: card base: The Paper Studio; cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned paper: Making Memories; stamps: Paper Smooches free digital stamps; markers: Prismacolor; cutting dies: Spellbinders; die cutting machine: Cuttlebug; edge punch: EK Success; ribbon: Michael's; baker's twine: Divine Twine; buttons, pen: craft supply, dimensional adhesive: American Crafts, sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer