Hey Beautiful

6/15/22 Top 3 at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Hey everybody! Happy Fri-YAY to you all – another week has bit the dust! I’m popping in for a second time this morning with a super cute card that I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps new release! Yep, you guessed it… another card using the so-very-cool Hey Girl Hey stamp set which has quickly become one of my favorites! These gals are a hoot! And I used an ‘oldie but goodie’ technique of Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color the image. My (old) bottle of Gamsol lives on my desk right in front of me – so I always see it but never think to use it – and I wonder if there’s a shelf life to this stuff?! Apparently not because it still works like a charm! I saw a Gina K Designs reel on Instagram several weeks back which reminded me that this is such an easy and fun technique so I really should be doing it! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock and a dotted patterned paper from the Jillibean Soup Bloom Soup 6×6 Mini Pad. I also die cut a mini scalloped rectangle from a coordinating Jillibean Soup patterned paper using a My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and also tore a square from some kraft corrugated paper in my stash.

I stamped the chicken gal and the word ‘Hey’ in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 80# Solar White cardstock, trimmed the sentiment, and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and then fussy cut it. Using the Lil Inker Designs Instant Camera die, I die cut a frame and heat embossed part of the sentiment on the bottom of the frame with Hero Arts white embossing powder. The finishing touch was adding two adhesive triangle mirrors and Eyelet Outlet 5mm red gemstones to the left upper and right lower corners for a little interest.

And one more look… super happy with the pencil and Gamsol coloring which is fairly pale in comparison to alcohol ink coloring but matches the scalloped floral die cut perfectly! Really love how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
3. Make The Cards Challenge: #55 – Use Two Patterned Papers
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #285 – Spots and/or Stripes

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Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Hey Girl Hey stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock, Jillibean Soup Bloom Soup 6×6 Mini Pad, kraft corrugated paper
Ink/Pencils: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor pencils- Crimson Red, Light Cerulean Blue, True Green, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Orange and Pink; Versamark
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Lil Inker Designs Instant Camera die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Gamsol, paper stumps, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Artskills adhesive triangle mirrors, Eyelet Outlet 5mm red gemstones

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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