1/31/21 DT Favorite Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and stayed indoors where it’s safe, warm and cozy! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Astrobrights cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun Valentine in untraditional colors. Valentines are typically pink and/or red, and this one is bright yellow and hot pink!
I cut a 5″ square top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with an inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I cut a front background panel from hot pink and white dotted patterned paper. I die cut a large sunburst from Astrobright Solar Yellow cardstock which I adhered to the patterned paper background, and then adhered a die cut stitched heart cut from Raspberry Ice cardstock to the center of the sunburst. I stamped the sentiment in black on one of the sunburst rays. I stamped, colored and die cut a Crazy Bird focal element for the card front, layering the eyes/beak and wing four times for some dimension. The finishing touch was the addition of randomly-spaced Morning Dew Crystal Drops on all the sunburst rays for a little interest.
I embellished the inside panel with a strip of hot pink and white dotted patterned paper and a narrow strip of the bright yellow cardstock along with a small die cut stitched heart, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.
And one more peek… totally loving this Valentine in the bright yellow and hot pink color combo! The Astrobrights cardstock is amazing!
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #266 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January/February Challenge – Animal Antics
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #150 – 6th Birthday Celebration/Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #412 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters: #36 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #01 – Anything Goes
Other products used:
Paper: Darice Dots & Stripes 6×6 patterned paper
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds stamps, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 401, 393, 450, 452, 454
Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds dies, Stampin’ Up Sunburst thinlit
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!