Today I'm so excited because I'm participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Challenge Blog Hop. My first blog hop EVER. Yay! The blog hop ends Monday August 25th at 11:55 pm PST so there's still time to participate so get on over there and join in the fun and a chance to win amazing prizes from amazing sponsors!
For this challenge I decided to use the Gorjuss girl "on top of the world" stamp set and did a partial die-cutting technique so that her feet dangle beyond the edge of the die. The die I used here is from the Spellbinder Labels 8 die set (the second to largest).
Other dies I used are the Die-Namics Ticket Strip die from MFT used for the blue paper strip in the background, the label die from Blueprint #5 from MFT for the sentiment and, finally, for the banner and hearts I used the Stitched Journaling Card die set from Lawn Fawn.
The sentiment and the heart stamp are from the Gorjuss stamp set and I embossed them with some Recollections "Snow" white embossing powder. The papers I used are from DCWV Sunday Afternoon stack (12x12). The card base is Neenah Environment Smooth Desert Storm cardstock from SSS and measures 5 x 7. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the image, the heart, and the sentiment are actually popped up on some 3M foam tape.
This heart is actually embossed on vellum and layered on some Bazzill "Candy Hearts" pink cardstock that was included in one of my SSS card kits. Both are punched out with a Martha Stewart 1" circle punch.
The image is simply colored with Crayola coloring pencils and then I used mineral spirits to blend the colors out. I love the soft color pallette. For the banner I used some baker's twine that I unraveled down to 2 threads and glued the tiny flags cut from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die set along its length. Once I attached the hearts I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen (not the brush-cause I don't have one of those yet) and then coated them with Glossy Accents. Can you see the sparkle & shine?
So, that's my entry for the blog hop. Hope you enjoyed.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a blessed and crafty day.
P.S.: I will try to have a video up soon about how I put the card together but I lost some footage (I'm technologically challenged-lol) so we shall see...