Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge: Bombs Away Birthday

Good evening friends and I hope you had an enjoyable Mother's Day!  We got to enjoy a crazy busy Saturday and then relaxed and enjoyed spending time together today (along with going to see Iron Man 3, the boys really wanted to see it and it was lots of fun, and Robert Downey Jr. was looking mighty fine, just saying!!!)  One thing I definitely wanted to do was get into the studio and just have some fun playing since I haven't had much time to just create for fun lately.  Today's card is for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and this was definitely a color combination that I wouldn't have picked but it was lots of fun.  I decided to use the new Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer stamp set for this card since I love the fun, light-hearted greetings.  I started with a Baseful Blue cardbase and then added a layer of Summer Starfruit that I embossed with the Big Shot and the Hexagon embossing folder.  Next I added a piece of Real Red Polka Dot DSP from the Summer Smootches DSP pack (one of my all time favorites!) and I used Finishing Touches Edgelits to add a jagged border along the bottom.  A piece of Black Polka Dot Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon is the perfect accent along the middle.
 
Next I stamped the bomb image with Basic Black ink and cut it out with Paper Snips before using a dimensional to attach it to the card.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped on Bashful Blue cardstock, before being cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

This is such a fun card and one that will definitely be great for a special friend.  If you don't have this new photopolymer stamp set, or haven't tried this new type of stamps you've definitely got to try them out, they stamp beautifully and the images in this particular stamp set and so fun and whimsical, perfect for my friends.

Enjoy,

Diana
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14 comments:

  1. CUTE CARD!! I want that set sooooo bad, and your creative card makes me want it even more! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

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  2. Very cool, trendy card, I love how modern you made it look! The dots play well with the hex embossing. I hoped to get some stamping time in on Mother's Day, too, but alas, no time left in the day :) Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika (PS...your blog banner is adorable!)

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    1. Thanks Erika! Hopefully you get some time to stamp soon, it's amazing how it relaxes me and I definitely feel it when I miss a few days.

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  3. Very Cute!! Love the texture!!! Ribbon is the perfect accent!!!
    Great use of the new stamp set!!! Thanks for playing along with
    HSS, Diane

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  4. Fabulous card Diana! Love how you used the back of the embossing folder. I am going to have to remember to do that once in a while. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

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  5. Fun stuff! I love the sassiness of the greeting. It makes me want to go make a mixed tape. I am so happy to have visited your blog and that you added your fabulous card to our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Love the mixed tape idea, those were so fun.

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  6. So fun! I love all the patterns and textures you included with these challenging colors. SO happy you got time to play with HSS.

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  7. What an awesome card! I love all the different patterns and the bold use of each of the colors! Someone will definitely love getting this card! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

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