Are you ready to get Dirty? Because it's that time of year... Each summer the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen Alumni get together to issue challenges for all of the SCS Fan Club members. I'd love for you to play along with me!
I can't tell you what the challenge is (for that, you'll need to go HERE ), but I can show you my sample. There are also beautiful samples made for my challenge by the amazing Andrea Ewen, and my favorite Hot Pocket, Christina Fischer.
Here's a look-see at what I came up with...
I used Lil Inker Designs' brand new Rainbow & Clouds die and the accompanying stamp set (which comes with 20 all-purpose sentiments - yay!) to make this sunny little 3.5"x5" card. Isn't it fun? So much fun, in fact, I did something I haven't done in a while - I created a whole group of the same cards...
I remember when I first started stamping: I always made multiples of the cards I created. My thinking was, "Well, I've got all of this paper and stuff out already. If it's going to take me this long to do one, I might as well do several..." Still makes a lot of sense, but I hardly ever do that anymore, since I generally use images that I've colored. But no coloring on this little number, and it seemed wasteful to die-cut four rainbow stripes in each color, only to throw three away. (Granted, I throw a lot of paper away daily, but don't distract me from my illogical thinking, please.) So now I've got a sweet little set of cards, each with a different sentiment from the accompanying stamp set.
Here's a detail shot of the rainbow-like handstitching I did around the black layer:
I just alternated a blind stitch in my four rainbow colors. Easy & colorful!
Now, do as Mother tells you and GO GET DIRTY! :)