Monday, February 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 24

Hello! Hello! I'm back again with a card for the next Sparkle and Shine Challenge. The winner of this challenge will receive a $15 gift card to the online store Right at Home.

Here is the inspiration photo:

 My card based on the inspiration photo:

I actually hand created the herringbone pattern. I took a piece of computer paper and adhered strips of cardstock in various colors and widths at an angle. Then, I cut the entire paper into four strips. I adhered the four strips onto heavy card stock (Neenah 120 lb.) alternating the direction of the stripes to create the herringbone pattern. I ran it through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp.

Then I stamped sentiments from Altenew Label Love, cut them and aligned them on the base at the same angle as the colored stripes, and adhered them with foam dots to pop them up and make them stand out a little better.

Now, I thought the card was done until I remembered that this is the Sparkle and Shine Challenge, which means I needed to add some embellishments. I found the enamel arrows in my stash from my Eyelet Outlet designing days, popped those babies onto the card and it was done. Finito. 

Please join the challenge. Don't forget to visit the other designers' blogs for more inspiration!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Time for a new Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Hello and welcome blog friends and followers. It's time for another challenge over at the Sparkle & Shine blog.

Before I get started, I want to share some sad news. Angel Johns, the owner of this challenge, recently lost her husband of fifteen years. He is also the father of her two sons, ages five and 15. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Angel with the expenses. The $10,000 goal was met, but if you still feel like helping her, I know the money will be put to good use.

Back to the challenge ...
Create A Smile Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to the online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for next month.
Without further adieu, here is the inspiration photo - just in time for Valentine's Day.

Here is my card. I used the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness set to create the card. I've been wanting this set since it first came out a couple months ago. I finally ordered it and this is the first project I created with it.

If you're planning to make a Valentine's Day card for your sweetie, why not use the inspiration photo above and enter it into the challenge


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