I created a card today for the MIM #278 Window Chipboard Sentiments challenge.
You can check out Stephanie's video HERE.
I started off strong on making this card - then I came to a halt! I decided to use a die from The Stamps of Life that has the words and a Shadow. I die cut the shadow into the white card base so I would have a little more room to open the card once the sentiment was attached.
I blended some distress ink around the sentiment on the front and this is where I stopped!
After that step, I couldn't decide what to do next. Does that ever happen to anyone else???
I took a few days off from it and came back....
I dug around in my craft stash and pulled out the Christmas Critters stamp and die set. This is the first time I used it so it took me a little while to figure out that I should die cut the Critter first and then stamp him because you need to have the ears stamped correctly or the die cut won't fit!
I had several die cuts from the Color Pop Florals so I added a trio of flowers in the bottom left and added my critter beside them.
I die cut a balloon from Birthday Style and embossed it with a banner folder to give a little texture. Before popping that up I added white twine and "tied" it on the mouse's foot.
Under the balloon I glued one streamer also cut from Birthday Style.
I added Clear Wink of stella to the flowers and balloon.
The sentiment was die cut 5 times, layered and glue down last.
This card is a lot busier than I normally make but I like how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge Use one or more Dies/Punch
SSS Monday Challenge Layer it Up
4CraftyChicks #343 Punches or Dies
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 Anything Goes