'I *Heart* You Dad!' with New Photopolymer Stamps

by Joanne James12. May 2014 21:29

Good evening everyone! Firstly, can I say a big than you to Helen, Dotty and Granny for your lovely comments on Rebecca's blog post yesterday - it's always nice to get comments and she was very touched by your kind words and asked me to say thank you to you all today.

On to today's post! I wanted to play with my new photopolymer stamps that arrived last week (free with each order of £60 or more - read all about the May offer here) and am just managing to squeeze in my entry to this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge, where this week there is a colour challenge. I also loosely based my card on the sketch over at Fab Friday:

Whilst the PPA design team came up with a great variety of cards suitable for both men and women this week, this colour scheme led me to make a masculine card. As I mentioned, I wanted to use my photopolymer stamps to try out an idea inspired by a printed card I saw recently on Pinterest (you can see that card here) - here is my card:

Clearly without the absolute pinpoint accuracy of the printed medium, yet this alphabet was relatively easy to stamp and align using the Sans and Stripes photopolymer stamps without the need for a stamp-a-ma-jig. I cut the word bubble by hand (another reason to add to my list of 'Why I need an e-cutter'!) and backed this with a contrasting coloured panel that I embossed with the Chevron embossing folder, rounding the corners to echo the shape of the word bubble. Lastly, I punched a contrasting heart and popped it on a dimensional. I liked this card so much, I also made one in the reverse colourway:

I think I like my Cajun Craze base the most, but this alternative version comes a close second. What about you - which one appeals to you most? I made this card with Father's Day in mind - still a good month away, but it pays to be organised! It would equally make a good birthday card for a special Dad.

That's all from me today; back tomorrow with another project. until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
5/15/2014 1:35:20 PM #

What a great design!  I love how you spelled out the special message inside the word bubble and the popped heart is fun too.  Great masculine CAS card!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/16/2014 6:16:41 PM #

Thanks Amanda - I thought it was a fun Dad's card; I did change the proportions of the sketch a little here, but it worked for my card which is the main thing.

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
5/16/2014 7:52:49 PM #

What a fun card!  SO happy to see you incorporating both of these challenges so brilliantly.  Love the flip-flop of colors, too.    Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge and PPA color challenge.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/18/2014 7:09:30 PM #

Thank you Brian - I am flattered to receive such lovely comments from one of my stamping heroes Smile  I haven't played the Fab Friday challenge before, but am now following and will definitely be trying to take part again.

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Marla Reed
Marla ReedUnited States
5/23/2014 3:34:57 AM #

What a fun and creative use of the alphabet set! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/23/2014 9:56:24 AM #

Thanks Marla! I found your challenge as I follow a couple of your designer's blogs; I have now added you to my challenge list - thanks for the inspiration!

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