Hi friends! A very Happy Tuesday to you! The Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m ready to start sharing some of the samples I created for the show! There are a few so I plan to spread them out over the next couple weeks. Hochanda is a UK-based crafts, hobbies and arts TV channel which frequently showcases products made and sold in the USA, so this is truly an honor! As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, and thought I’d share the corresponding screenshot with each post. ;)
I created a standard A2 top-folding white card base. I love to round one bottom corner to add interest to my cards. I chose two pretty coordinating patterned papers to create the background panel and added a gold foil strip at the line where the papers meet. I die cut three birdcages from white cardstock and one from gold foil, and layered them on top of one another to create a dimensional element. I stamped and die cut the bird which I affixed behind the birdcage just prior to adhering it to a light pink stitched oval die cut. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it to fit the area at the base of the birdcage, then added a pink and white dotted bow and some Sprinkles in the lower left and upper right corners.
I embellished the inside panel with scraps of the patterned paper used on the front along with a narrow strip of gold foil cardstock, added a layered die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on the light pink cardstock.
And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss gold foil cardstock, Stampin’ Up Powder Pink cardstock, Colorbok Mint Julep designer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior, pink dotted ribbon scrap, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles- Tangerine Assortment
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)