Thursday, October 21, 2010

i[heart}papers Birthday Bash!

i{heart}papers is celebrating their second birthday this week!  To celebrate they have a couple of fun games going on; Tuesday was a scavenger hunt,  yesterday was a card sketch, and today was a challenge!  Here's the card I came up with for the Sketch challenge:

I have been trying all week to figure out a layout idea for on of my Make & Take cards for this Saturday, with no luck.  I knew I wanted to use this stamp and these Heidi Grace papers, but I just could not get the stamped image to come out the way I wanted it to!  I finally broke out my trusty silver embossing powder and voila!  The blue paper I used on the mats and label piece is a beautiful, shimmery, two toned piece of cardstock from The Paper Company Studio.  The other side of the paper is a little darker, almost a teal, and it was difficult to decide which side to use!  The Snowflake is from CTMH, and the sentiment is from SU!  I wanted to keep this pretty simple and classy, since most of my Make & Take cards tend to be a little.... *ahem*.... shall we say involved?  I liked that this one can be mass produced pretty easily and will be very flat to mail. 

Now I need to warn you, you might want to brace yourself..... are you ready??

I used NO SCRAPS on this card!!  That's right, every piece of paper on here was cut from a brand new, fresh sheet of 12x12 cardstock!!  **GASP!**  I know, I know... what's the world coming to?  I finally gave myself permission to use some of my NEW papers, instead of limiting myself to my stash.  What's funny is, I actually have scraps of a paper almost identical to the dotted paper, except that it's flocked!  Come to think of it, I think I have a shimmer paper that's almost identical to the snowflake paper as well!

Thanks for looking!


1 comment:

  1. I have trouble cutting into my 12 x 12 papers too- congratulations!! Beautiful card and good luck on your Make and Take!


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