Words of wisdom to the novice stamper… join in on the fun with a challenge… PAPER PALS ARTS is perfect! It will not only motivate your creative side, it will make you think outside the box, and increase traffic to your blog (if you have one). I’m a hobby stamper, but with my type A personality, I want to get better and better. What better way than to participate in card color challenges. This challenge was actually hard for me, but I got it done during my lunch break from work… =)
A co-worker mentioned to me, “I need to buy a card off of you for Valentine’s Day.” I had to remind him that I don’t sell cards, I give them away. So, Chuckie, if your reading this, leave a comment and it’s yours.
[pinit]This card actually started out as a heart shaped card using my Big Shot Framelits Hearts Collection…. but I messed it up and cut too much off the top, so I got two heart scallops instead of one. I’m not one to throw things out and start all over again, so I made use of a mistake and instead made a prettier card than what I thought I was going to make. After I put the sentiment and hearts together, it still looked plain, so I daubed a bit of Real Red Ink while holding a heart pattern. The tiny flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch shapes and the square lattice embossing added the extra dimension I was looking for.
I daubed the second heart and aligned it on the inside for a personal Valentine note. I almost don’t want to give it away, but if I don’t it will collect dust on my bookshelf instead of bringing a little bit of sunshine into somebody’s day. Thank goodness for card challenges, without the Paper Pals Arts challenge, I would have never made a mistake that made the card even more beautiful… =)
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for supplies to make this cute HEART card.
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs (W122495, C122497)
Tools: Hearts Collection Framelits (125599); Square Lattice Embossing Folder Die (119976); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (111348); Real Red (102482); Very Vanilla (101650); Whisper White (100730)
Punch: Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Basic Pearl (119247)