Friday, August 19, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps August Challenge - Let's Celebrate!

I just love the challenges each month on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog! It gives us a chance to see all the amazing creations that you wonderful crafty peeps make with the awesome stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps! This month our challenge is "Let's Celebrate"! If you saw the New Releases that just came out last week you know you have a ton of options, along with all the previously released sets!

For my project I decided to use the Otterly Amazing clear stamp set in my collection, but of course I had to add in some of the adorable new digi stamps from this month's new releases! I used the balloon from the Birthday Monkey set, and the fun thing about the digital stamps are that you can make them shorter, taller, wider when you print them - so I was easily able to make these 3 different shaped balloons! I coloured them with Prismacolor Markers and fussy cut them out and then added some hemp twine for the strings and tied them onto my little otter's tail!

I watercoloured this cute little otter using Prima Watercolor Pencils (love them!) and stamped the cute cupcake, included in the Otter set onto a watercoloured background before adding a Stickle cherry on top! The sweet sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps decorate my balloons and the watery background.

I was playing around with some alcohol inks and the Snow Cap white mixative and you can see the backgrounds I created with different cardstocks/tag papers. I ended up using the one on the right, which was done on glossy white cardstock. I cut it to fit inside the Simple Stories chipboard frame and heat embossed the tiny seashells included in the Otterly Amazing stamp set

Inside, I used a sentiment from the Hey Cupcake digital stamp set, along with the gift box from the Birthday Puppy digital stamp set (I love being able to size these digi stamps!!). I tucked a couple seashells from the Otterly Amazing set into the box - because if I was an otter, I would totally want seashells for my birthday! and then added some more wonderful sequins. These tiny stars are too cute!

I stamped two sentiments from the Otterly Amazing stamp set directly onto the chipboard frame with Archival black ink, which dries nicely on the slick surface. This wonderful StarShine paper from Shimelle was just perfect to layer on all my birthday fun. I added the striped border strip along the bottom from one of the 12x12 pages.  I'm sure whoever gets this card will be ready to celebrate!

Here's a look at the sets I used to create my card:
 Otterly Amazing 
Birthday Monkey

Hey Cupcake

Birthday Puppy 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to see what all the other designers have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own project here to have a chance to win a Gift Certificate to Pretty Cute Stamps!

Also, don't forget there is an amazing sale going on right now until August 21st! Get these clear stamps before they're gone!!

Linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make For The Border (paper border strip along card bottom)

1 comment:

  1. OMGOSH Karla - this is OTTERLY ADORABLE! Okay... you knew it was coming right? LOL It really is a super cute card! LOVE it!