Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pilin' on the Sentiment

This week at the Pile It On Challenge we're challenging you to focus on the sentiment. We're sponsored by StitchyBear's Digi Outlet, so I used this quote by Thoreau from Dreams Sentiments by Coosty Creations.

Some years ago, my mom lent me some heavy-duty fringe scissors which I'm only now getting around to using! I went through my ever-growing scrap box for my ROY G BIV papers. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the gold & white frames. I used a ruler & a blue gel pen to draw the out border.

I colorized the sentiment by Coosty Creations in Photoshop and printed it on a shiny white paper. I cut some clouds with an IO die on my BigShot from the same paper, and used them to frame the sentiment. To bring it all together, I added a gemstone embellishment which I had partially colored with a blue Copic.

I made the inside message section by masking the center, coloring it with Copics, and added a border with the same blue pen I used on the front. The little cloud inside is actually leftover from another project; it was stamped with blue ink & I added detail with a glitter pen.

Be sure to check out all the projects Pile It On! this week. My card ended up being very similar in design to Jenn's and similar in style to Helen's...great minds think alike I guess! Many thanks to the SBDO artists for letting us play with their great images.

Crafty Catz: No Designer Paper
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Bright Colors
Cuttlebug Mania: Use/make a Frame + die cuts (clouds)
Scrapbooker PhD #21: Bling
Shopping Our Stash #193: I Made This (fringed background) + Stash (scrap paper)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Sentiment as the Focus + [digi]stamp
Whimsy Inspiration #81: Use A Die Cut (clouds)
WordArt Wednesdays #175: Anything Goes

Update: This was a Top Pick for Shopping Our Stash #193!

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. Wonderful and really colourful card! I love your fringes rainbow, and the frame you made for your sentiment is perfect!


    Di xx
    Cuttlebug Mania DT

  2. This is so bright, colorful and fun. Great job, and thanks a bunch for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. So bright and lovely. The colorful fringe adds a lot of texture. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cuttlebug Mania!
    Belinda DT

  4. This is so unique. I haven't seen anything like this. Love the bright colors. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD for our Bling challenge. DT - Faith

  5. Very creative design! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  6. Such a fabulous design.So many creative ideas with wonderful results.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  7. How can you not smile when looking at that! Thanks for joining us for our 'BLING' challenge #21.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. Bright and colorful card... What a beauty! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  9. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz.
    Kim (CraftyCatz DT) x

  10. Awesome fringed rainbow! so perfect for our challenge. thanks for joining in at shopping our stash for our background challenge!

  11. Super bright and cheery card.
    Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Fabulous colours and textures, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love and hugs

  13. Lovely bright and colourful card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


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