Hi everyone! The pics keep piling up on my hard drive, so I best get posting, lol.
I made this card intending to enter it into two different contests. The first is Heart 2 Heart's Creature Feature Challenge for May. The second was Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #4,
but I missed it over the weekend with all our business, oh well! So
many deadlines, so little time! I still like the sketch. :)
used Close to My Heart's April Stamp of the Month to make the little
"creature" to sit atop my sentiment. I am really loving the whole
puddle-pad craze. I made this one way back when I was stamping those
hot air balloons from the same stamp set and the pinwheels from this
month's! You can reminisce HERE for details.
A bit of Stardust Glitter Glitz Gel on the wing gave him just a touch of sparkle. :) The Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon adds a touch of softness to the hard angles in this card. Do you like the way I matted this one? Instead of using an entire piece of Lagoon CS, I used strips of it to line the edges of the Kraft paper! Awesome use of scraps! ;)
Another touch of softness that I added is this swirly frame I stamped in Lagoon from My Acrylix D1546 Frame Flair. I ended up popping the sentiment out a bit from the framed image...
I didn't like how it looked all squished on the original sized space. I
cut out a tiny bit bigger rectangle for the sentiment from C1525 Words of Comfort and now I love
Have you ever worked around a space issue like this? What did you do? I would love to hear your solutions!