Friday, September 16, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps September Challenge - Polka Dots!

There's a fun new challenge happening right now at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog - Polka Dots! I just love polka dots; they're just so FUN!

I used the stamp set Bushels Of Fun to create this pretty mixed media Fall card! Apples totally remind me of Fall, and I just love this set!

When I was doing Creative Chemistry 103 over the summer I created the panel for this card using a Distress MicroGlaze technique where I stamped my image on watercolour paper, coloured with Distress Markers and then applied the Distress MicroGlaze on top and around my image, creating a cool resist. Then, I spritzed Dylusions Sprays on my craft mat and applied my panel on top. This creates such a cool watercoloured background, but protects the original stamped image!

I stamped this sweet half apple on watercolour paper and coloured it in with Distress Markers before fussy cutting and placing it over my stamped sentiment and polka dot ribbon. The heart is also from the stamp set!

I used a polka dot stencil and transparent glaze to stencil circles on top of my panel. I added clear glitter on top before the glaze dried, creating some subtle, but sparkly dots! A few shiny sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps finish off my polka dot theme!

Inside, I used another watercoloured apple and added a cute little face. I added a polka dot border of the same paper I used on the front card base. I'm not sure exactly what occasion I'll use this card for yet, but it could certainly work for Thanksgiving, friend, birthday, and more!

Here's the adorable stamp set I used for my project -
Bushels Of Fun 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to head on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to check out all the other Polka Dot Projects the amazing Design Team has come up with, and enter your own Pretty Cute Stamps project here using this month's theme for your chance to win a gift certificate!! You can also check out all the awesome stamps available at the Pretty Cute Stamps store - you'll be sure to find lots of goodies - perfect for this challenge!


  1. Awesome card Karla! Love all the distressing! I have this stamp set too, it's one of my favourites!!!!

  2. OMGOSH.. this is a fabulous card Karla! LOVE the distressing - really cool Fall card!

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