Since it is summer and I am not even remotely ready for fall yet, I wanted to use some nautical colors, stamps, and my favorite stamp set, Paper Smooches –Chit Chat. I am entering this card in their current Sparks Challenge.
I can’t afford to buy new products with every release, so I am always looking for stamp sets that I can use in MANY different ways. The Paper Smooches–Chit Chat set is one of those. I love the variety of sentiments, fonts, sizes, and styles in this one set. I am so happy I spent my money on it.
So, for this card, I used a pre made notecard that I had from Michael’s, as the base. I cut up some white cardstock, and stamped anchors across it with a variety of Hero Arts inks. I first lightly drew some diagonal lines with a pencil on the cardstock so I could line up the anchors relatively straight.
After I had the anchors completed I inked up some white cardstock with my Navy blue hero arts ink to match the ink on the anchors. the anchors came from a little set from Prima at Hobby Lobby. I then used some twine I found in the garden section at Wal-mart to make some circles that I adhered with glue dots. The garden twine at Wal-Mart comes in a big roll and you can separate it into three sections so you can use thinner or thicker pieces depending on what you want for your project. I think making a cute nautical knot would have been a cute option too.
Before I adhered the twine to the sentiment flag, I created the sentiment flag using words from the Paper Smooches–Chit Chat Set. I used Limeade Recollections Detail Embossing powder from Michael’s and the Butter Bar Hero Arts Shadow Ink. I found these cute little dot sponge applicators at Wal-mart and used them to sponge on the color. They make a circle with a bit of splatter around it. I loved the effect and the sponge applicator were only a couple of dollars at most.
I then cut out the flag shape at one end of the sentiment and cut out a little heart with an old heart punch. I made flags from my We R Memory Keepers Washi tape and glued those behind the sentiment.
For the finishing touch, I sponged dots onto a white piece of cardstock with Orange Soda Hero Arts Ink, and I cut out three hearts from my Sizzix Framelits dies. I added glossy accents for some shine and dimension and used foam dots to adhere them to the notecard. I used foam adhesive to keep the anchor/sentiment embellishment popped up off the card.
Check out the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge here! I really love their cute little critters sets too!
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