Saturday, March 5, 2016

Together is My Favorite Place to Be

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were able to get away for a rare day trip to Columbus. We wanted to visit several of our favorite thrift stores and...because I needed some OSU specific papers for a customer order, we planned to visit my favorite scrapbook store. After picking out the papers, he was looking around the store while I was looking through the $0.25/sheet paper box. He saw a display card with these turtles and decided that I really needed to buy the stamp set and the dies too. :) He definitely spoils me. Of course, the first card I made with the set is for my hubby!

The images were so much fun to color. There is one turtle in the die set. So for one turtle you can stamp and die cut and the other you die cut and stamp. I'm still working on both skills. Ha! I heat embossed the sentiments on black cardstock. I cut one into a fishtail banner and used the stamped and colored heart to anchor it. I used the heart die from the set to cut out both the colored heart and the embossed sentiment heart. A small Lawn Fawn heart die cut was colored with copics and added as an accent. Glossy Accents was added to the eyes of both turtles, the girl turtle's toenails, the stamped and colored heart and the small Lawn Fawn heart. I think this adds fun texture and some shine.

The turtles were popped up over the card using fun foam. Another border die cut was used to divide the two papers. The finished card is 5.5" square.

I was able to use another sentiment from the set on the interior of the card. I thought it was especially appropriate since we enjoyed such a nice day away. One of the neat features of the dies, is this one die set coordinates with at least 2 other stamp sets. What a great cost-saving feature!!  This 4 x 6 set has 6  sentiments and 3 images.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Feature a Creature
ABC Challenge - C is for Cute
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #241 - Spring Colors
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Use Dies or Punches
Crop Stop Linky Party #13 - Anything Goes (Must use something available in the Crop Stop store - I used Memento and Versamark Inks)

Thanks for stopping by today. The products I used to make this card are listed below. Affiliate links are used where possible. The black pen I used for my doodling and the MFT Wavy Edge die are both retired. I've linked similar products that you could use instead below.


Heidi Stamps said...

Really cute stamp set and card! I love the way you decorated it inside and out!
~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Lea Brawn said...

What a cute image. Fab card x


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