Friday, July 22, 2011
It's a sweltering Friday...to go up to 101 degrees! What better way to stay cool than to be in my air-conditioned stamp room! I made this card for Verve's July Diva Dare...Sentimental About Paper. We are challenged to use those patterned papers and stamp only a sentiment. Well, my sentiment is only one word, but when it's a word like "hugs"...what else needs said? :-) This also uses Laurie's wonderful sketch in the Viva la Verve challenge...LOVE it! I'm also entering this into the CCEE Stampers challenge to "send a hug" or a card of encouragement. I went with a quilted look by using a square punch to punch out 9 squares, zigzag stitching then cutting with a Labels Sixteen Nestie. The heart was cut with a Verve die, run through a crimper, edges sponged with Chocolate Chip ink, then some white Stazon ink was swiped over it. The 5" card base is Vintage Cream by PTI and all other papers are from the Linen Closet mat stack by DCWV. Baja Breeze seam binding and a Kaisercraft paper bloom finish it off. Stay cool my friends! I'm off to eat lunch with my middle son.