Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a theme challenge:
At first, I was stumped. What could I use for this challenge? I have a few fruit stamps, but not much else. And then I remembered that I bought this die as an impulse. I got busy with it and it took me a few hours to paper piece this, but it was SO fun and so worth it! Lookie:
SO CUTE!!! I had a great time making this! I used the new mini cloud stencil from My Favorite Things to do the background with Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy ink and cut the die out multiple times with Taylored Expressions card stock.
While I cut out the little flags individually and almost all the rest that way, I added silver details to the grill with a Prismacolor pencil and added a coating to the bucket as well.
The bucket was cut out from Earl Grey card stock but I went over it with the silver Prismacolor pencil as well. The bottles were cut from Salt Water Taffy card stock and I colored in the pop with Tombow markers and added some clear glaze pen on top of them to make them shiny. I also put some Sakura Stardust over the banner flags. A couple of little enamel stars make a great accent in the upper right corner.
I can never resist adding baker’s twine! I used a little strip of Rainbow Brights patterned paper from Taylored Expressions to help pull the colors in from the banner.
For the greeting, I went with Tilted Banner from Simon Says Stamp with the matching dies.
AWESOME. I love it!
You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.
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