Paper Crafts Crew 268 – GinaK We Can Do This – Crafters for a Cause – Simon Says Stamp
Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge:
I decided to grab a set that I bought recently by GinaK, We Can Do It, through Simon Says Stamp. It has a nice circular element that would work well with this sketch. It also is a set for a charity to help hurricane victims. I was excited to buy it because it is a beautiful set, and I get to help people just by purchasing it! I also wanted to play with all the rose gold embellishments I had bought recently because I am OBSESSED with rose gold AND some of the washi with rose gold I had bought recently coordinates so well with this set, even though they were not designed by the same company. I love what I ended up with! It may convince you that I’m totally INSANE, and I won’t disagree at this point!
GOJUS!!! I found that Tim Holtz’s Distress Tattered Rose was a beautiful match for the My Mind’s Eye Blush paper that I had left from the October Simon Says Stamp kit, and I used Ground Espresso to match the leaves in the washi tape from Little B.
I love this sentiment, and I found out that Monday was World Kindness Day, so I missed it by a couple of days, but I think EVERY DAY should be Kindness Day! I stamped the sentiment and heart circle in Versamark in and heat embossed with a retired Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso embossing powder for the sentiment (I found a similar Tonic embossing powder that would work instead and linked it below) and Altenew’s Golden Peach embossing powder. For the horizontal element I chose the Slanted Sentiment Strips from My Favorite Things with Dark Chocolate cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and cut my washi tapes to echo the slant of the chocolate piece.
After stamping the flowers on the base piece, I just felt I needed MORE flowers. So I stamped two of the small flowers and one of the medium-sized ones. I then fussy cut them out, sponged the edges with more of the ink and moved them around on top of the flowers trying to figure out what bothered me about them. I decided they looked to “snipped” just like they were cut out with scissors. I wanted them to look more die cut. I ended up using some filing tools I usually use with chipboard just to get rid of that snipped look, and it worked. I finally added some Sakura clear glaze pen on top of the petals. This should prove to you that I’m pretty insane, right? I also discovered something important. My eyes are getting too old for close work…gonna have to invest in a magnifying lamp for these times! I’m blind for half an hour after I get done peering at tiny things!
I’m particularly proud of how I put this little branch in here. I originally stamped it on the cream card stock, and I didn’t like how the stripe covered it up. In comes the magic of the MISTI! I put the stripe piece on top of the cream, put it back into the MISTI in the same place as before since the little branch was still there, put a Post-It Note over the cream card stock so that I would not get a double stamping over that, and stamped again. I ended up just stamping on the striped piece, but it lines up perfectly with the stamping on the cream piece. HOW did we do it pre-MISTI? So many things are way easier now!
I added a bit of baker’s twine and some Ranger Rose Gold Liquid Pearls. There’s a lot going on here, but it all pulls together so well. I’m really happy with it!
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Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.