Just wanted to share this card with you today that I created last week for the December Guest Designer contest at My Favorite Things. It didn’t win me the contest, but regardless I’m still pretty darn pleased with how it turned out, and I hope you all will like it, too!
The Vertical Greetings stamp set and Die-Namics was the first thing that came to my mind when I originally saw the sketch, and then I thought it’d be neat to double-up on the encouragement in this card by adding the “hitch your wagon” sentiment to it. (That sentiment comes from the retired Clearly Sentiment about Emerson stamp set.) That sentiment was stamped on an arrow from the Lead the Way Die-Namics. In my quest to keep trying to use what I have on hand, I discovered this Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park that I hadn’t even used yet! I liked the idea of using the paper with the clouds and the stars on this card to further push the encouragement, and loved how the Chevron paper I used at the bottom is mimicked in some of the clouds. I embellished with some stars cut with the Stacking Stars Die-Namics and a few Flat-Bottom Clouds to match the paper. (I sponged a little Tumbled Glass distress ink on the clouds to give them dimension.) I finished things off with some machine stitching, some white pearls that I colored with a BG53 Copic marker, a Mint Cooler button and some hemp cord.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy stamping!