Monday, April 20, 2015

High on Life!

I really enjoyed using this week's Try Stamping On Tuesdays Sketch for my Window Shaker card, but the first background I made for it didn't work for my final project. Since I still had the pieces cut, I decided to try my hand at the sketch again, this time using my new "His & Hers Flying High" clear stamp set from Art Impressions:

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I used a rainbow-inspired color palette. The dotted papers are digital overlays from MelStampz. The white linen-patterned paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The center piece was popped with 2 layers of foam tape & edged with a glittery violet ribbon.

The images & sentiment were stamped in Memento ink. I fussy-cut the dog, parachute, and cloud. The dog is colored with Copic markers. I also stamped the main image directly onto the yellow-dotted paper, and traced the strings with a glitter pen. The cloud is stamped in a dark silver ink; the double-line effect was actually an accident (I think I pressed the stamp too hard) but I really like the result! I stamped the fun sentiment directly into the cloud. What a fun way to use my scraps!

Art Impressions Challenge #157: Make Me Smile
Crafty Creations: Seeing Spots
Red Rubber Inspirational #216: Fussy Cutting + Stamping
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #214: Sketch (2nd entry)
WordArt Wednesdays #179: A Family Friendly Challenge For ALL

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  1. OMG! I just love this image!!! It's so cute. Fabulous fussy cutting and design! Thank you for playing this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Hope to see you again soon! Barb DT

  2. Such a sweet card! I'm lovin' the embossing. I'm quite fond of the dots.

  3. Oh this is so CUTE! Love the expression on the dog's face and all the polka dots! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!!

    Melissa DT

  4. Awww...what a fun card! Love the happy doggy who is "High on Life"! So cute! Thanks for playing with us a second time at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week. :)
    Sara H.

  5. Hi CG. Love your card and that stamp set. I bought it to use the plane for my bil's birthday card but made a complete mess of it. I did use the clouds and words though just recently. Great background and that dog is super cool. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Look forward to seeing you there again soon.

  6. Love the embossed dots and how your paper matches with more dots! Cute image too. Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions in our challenge "Make Me Smile"!

  7. SO adorable!! Great stamping and embossing! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea - DT Host Inspirational #216


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