It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge. This week we're having a Home Sweet Home challenge.
OK, when you see my card, you're probably gonna say to yourself..."what, was she thinking?" Well, let me explain. When I saw this week's challenge photo I focused in on the backpack itself, which made me think of back-to-school, which led me to the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, which led me to my card's color combo and...that's how I got here. Now you know how my mind thinks...racing here and there!
The layout is something I saw on a display board at convention and I've been waiting for just the right time to use it. I think it works perfectly with the Watercolor Words Stamp Set . Speaking of Watercolor Words...this set is so outside my wheelhouse. I'm not typically drawn to this style of stamps. But I recently gave in and now I'm so excited about this stamp set and it's endless possibilities!
I think any kid would love to receive a "hooray for you" card for their accomplishments. Hmm...probably any adult would too! Though, that particular greeting isn't one stamp. I combined two stamp images..."hooray" and "Just FOR You". However, I needed to enlist the omitting technique to achieve it.
Omitting is when you ink only the word(s) you want to use (omitting the ones you don't want to use). For this stamp, I omitted the word "just". Omitting ink on one word is SO easy to do with a photopolymer set, as you can see exactly where the ink is going. You should give it a try.
The "for you" could be used in several different ways with this stamp set...
- hooray...for you
- hope...for you
Here's a birthday version, which was one of the cards I offered at my local card buffet class a couple nights ago. This is the card that spawned me asking the question..."Are you sick of the "stapler trick"yet? There was a resounding, "NO, we love that trick!" Phfew...I know I've been using it a lot lately, but I really like how easy it is to do. It allows you to add that last little touch that finishes the card off perfectly. How about you...have you tried it yet? Don't you just love it?
Ok - I think I got a little chatty today. I hope you had fun and enjoyed today's DOstamperSTARS Challenge cards.
Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O
Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below)
- Connie Plaumann: Gift Bag Punch Board Lunch Box
- Sharon Bennett: Petite Petals Hello Card
- Robyn Rasset: Butterfly Basics Birthday Card
- Ashley Simmons: Papillion Potpourri Card
- Judy Wieczorek-Strickling: You've Got This Pencil Card
- Miriam Bollinger: Pretty Petals Card
- Dawn Olchefske: Watercolor Words Omitting Technique
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