Prickly Hug

I’m the least competitive person you will ever meet. I actually run from competition. I’m not a sports fan, I struggle watching reality TV, competition is just not something I enjoy! BUT I do enjoy a sketch challenge!! I came across the CAS(E) this Sketch #161 and I loved it! I’ve also been dying to use the Stuck On You Stamp Set and coordinating dies! My take on the sketch was slightly modified by moving the central image into the lower left hand corner.

CTMH-Stuck on You Stamp & Dies

My card base is an olive color card base that I’ve had A LONG time from Archiver’s. I next used a watercolor panel with cheap watercolor paints. I tried to create a sky, sunset feel so I used blues, yellows, and a little pink in there. I next heat embossed the cactus, flower, and planter pot from the Stuck On You Stamp Set in Cocoa Embossing Powder. I colored all of those images using the same watercolor paints. I used the coordinating Stuck On You Thin Cut Dies to cut out all of those images. There is just something amazing and slightly magical when you pull the paper off the Big Shot platform and see the perfectly cut images! I positioned everything where I wanted, but the cactus seemed to be floating on the card. I grabbed the Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set and used the lined image to help ground the plants.

CTMH-Stuck on You Stamp & Dies

I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Versamark™ Ink directly onto the watercolor panel. The stamped image wasn’t crisp and clear so I dusted off the Cocoa Embossing Powder. One of the things I enjoy about papercrafting is the bloopers that happen while making a card or scrapbook page. I’m a firm believer in there is always a way to come back from a mistake and a way to salvage the project. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and fussy cut each word to cover my boo-boo. All is well!

CTS_161

I’m also linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday-Anything Goes-Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

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