Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Monday :)

It truly is a happy Monday around's along weekend!  We are celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada, which means an extra day to relax...ahhhh :)
Today I have another sneak peek project for you.  This one was designed for a brand new challenge blog called TGIF.  As you likely know, I LOVE participating in challenges to get my creative juices flowing, so I am mucho excited about this new one!  This week's challenge is graduation.  Now, since I don't have anybody graduating from school, I decided to make a project to celebrate my son, who will soon be finishing grade two, and his first year at brand-new school.  It hasn't been an easy transition, so I am expecially proud of him for having such a successful year.

Congratulations card featuring the I Think You're Great stamp set...available June 2nd in the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue!
I drew my colour scheme from the new Cherry On Top DSP, using Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  I created the polka dot background using sponge daubers...who needs fancy DSP? (Actually, I do, but that's for another day!).  Once I had created my polka dot background, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots TIEF for added texture. 

The various sized circles were created using the Circles Framelits and punches.  The striped Bermuda Bay circle is actually a piece of a Birthday Bash Designer Washi sheet that I had laying on my desk from another project.  The Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry circles are stamped in inks of the same shade with background images from the I Think You're Great set...such an easy way to add pattern and texture.  I added some silver glimmer paper and sequins for some bling because even though he's a boy's boy, my son loves some sparkle!  I call him my little magpie, as he is instantly attracted to anything that shines.

The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Wonder using the Kissing Technique.  To achieve the look, I simply inked my sentiment stamp, pressed it against the texture background stamp and then stamped the sentiment on card stock...easy-peasy and kinda cool, no?  All of the sentiments in the I Think You're Great set are designed to work with this technique.  I punched the stamped sentiment with the 1-3/4" circle punch and layered it on a 2" Bermuda Bay circle.

Inside view with images from the I Think You're Great stamp set.
On the inside, I stamped one of the textured background images in Watermelon Wonder and then fussy-cut and popped up the sentiment, which I stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

I hope that where ever you are you are having a fabulous Monday! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another new catty sneak peek!


  1. Aww love it! Hope your little guy has a fantastic summer! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  2. You fooled me with your faux fancy DSP! LOL! I think its great that you're celebrating your son... makes my heart smile :-) Thanks for playing along!


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