I’m playing along with a couple of challenges today: a great sketch from Retro Sketches and the 10-minute Craft Dash which provided my color inspiration along with a kick in the you-know-what.
Confession: I’m not a fast crafter. I tend to lolly-gag my way through creating. In part, it’s because I enjoy experiencing the process of stamping and paper-crafting so much. It’s like being whisked away to somewhere else and I’m very happy to just stay right there in that place thankyouverymuch.
It's also because I tend to run through a lot of maybe-this and maybe-thats. Basic him-hawing around. HA!
I am, however, trying to speed things up and get with the program so to speak. When you have 53169874 ideas on your things-to-try list you need to get a move on. Ahem.
Chevron embossing folder to the rescue! It added the perfect amount of interest to the background without being too busy AND it ties in with the patterned paper and balloons. Win-win!
The cute image is from the Stampin’ Up! Tag It stamp set – this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities set. (Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to RMHC with each sale of this set.) Love that.
The patterned paper is the I Am Me Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!) which has super cute vivid patterns in addition to these more subdued ones. This paper was perfect for adding the Pool Party and So Saffron to the Baked Brown Sugar.
The sweet little embellishment is one of the In Color Boutique Details. It's held tightly in place over the linen thread with a dot of Crystal Effects.
Give or take a few seconds, about 9 min. 55 sec. I had just finished popping on the fussy cut balloons and held it out to give it the once-over (that squinty-eyed critical judging thing – you know the one, right?) when the timer went off. Which, by the way, scared me and the cats. I dropped my card and the girls headed for the nearest hiding spot. Haha.
After I regained my composure, I die-cut a quick envelope liner with a piece of the Pool Party chevron paper and now my quick card is ready to send to a certain birthday girl I know. Shhh … don’t tell.
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Tag It (W-130300, C-130303)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar (131174), In Color Stampin' Write Markers (131260), Subtles Assortment Stampin' Write Markers (131263)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), I Am Me Designer Series Paper (130138)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Crystal Effects (101055)
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), In Color Boutique Details Embellishments (130938)
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