Studio Calico Valley High

Hello! It sure has been quiet in this little spot of blogland. It's been some time since I updated. Incredible with all the mounds of supplies and kits I have, I hardly get the time to use it. Well, I did sit down tonight and created a card with Valley High, the Studio Calico July Card Kit.

I used this Studio Calico Sunday Sketch. I varied the sketch a little, offsetting the middle column to the left, and the speech bubble and washi tape strip was the sentiment strip area.

I am playing with this lovely Pinspired Challenge. I absolutely love this image, I had been wanting to use it for the Color Combo challenges - loved the pink, orange and aqua color scheme. So I pulled those papers out of the kit, then flowers from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamps and die set, and the washi tape from the Jennifer add-on.

I am also playing with Seize the Birthday and A Passion for Papertrey, which was to create a birthday themed card.

I first stamped the speech bubble image in Terracotta Tile ink, bummed because it bled a little, wrong cardstock. Bazzill White. Oh well, I learn as I go. Anyway, this was a birthday card, so I covered the original "hello" sentiment from the stamp with one of the Valley High 6x6 papers and set the wood chip birthday sentiment on top. Was undecided between "friend" or "sunshine" sentiment, "sunshine" won because it was cuter. Then I added the washi tape strip to ground the elements, and a few rhinestones for happiness.

The rose was stamped in Sweet Blush ink, then used Berry Sorbet - stamping once on scrap paper, then onto the image for a softer look. You can tell I was experimenting cuz I messed up on the edge. The Berry Sorbet didn't come off on the first press. Well, I did the same technique for the base of the leaf using Harvest Gold ink, then stamped Fine Linen directly on top. A much better impression.

This was a fun card to make, and it was great to be back in my scraproom playing along with some fun challenge sites. Thanks for stopping by and seeing me come back out of the woodwork! ;)

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Happy Scrappin'!!!!

(See below for all challenge and product links to this post)

What are your thoughts?

challenge entries:
Studio Calico Sunday Sketch
Pinspired Challenge - Challenge 14
A Passion for Papertrey - Birthday Celebrations
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Celebration

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Lalo said... [Reply]

BEAUTIFUL card! I'm loving the collage of colors and patterns. You combined them and used the pin from pinspired beautifully :)

PapierGirl said... [Reply]

Beautiful - love all the little details! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

Annette Allen said... [Reply]

wow your card is gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at PINspired Challenges..