Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Stash Party #5 - Romantic Love

Hello, Crafty Makers!
I am continuing my quest to diminish my stash and keep my money in my pocket!

 Romantic Love
As a part of my stash reduction self-challenge, I sometimes will just grab a couple of loose 6"x6" designer papers and try to turn them into a cohesive project!  That is what happened here.  The sheets I picked up just happen to be from the Graphic 45 French Country Collection.  So, I knew they would work well together I just needed to come up with a design.   I had a white panel with a heart cut out on my table, so I figured that would be an additional stash reduction.  I had seen a design like this in a CAS challenge and the only thing on the panel was the sentiment.  I just couldn't go with that.  My solution was to stencil on small hearts using Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.
 I still wanted more interest on the panel so I applied my homemade glimmer to each heart!   I use an old Wink of Stella brush to apply my glimmer.  I love that the glimmer also gave the hearts a satiny look.  I distressed the edges of the cutout with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
To further incorporate the green patterned paper into the design, I used it to cut a strip of tiny hearts. The gingham ribbon was added for a bit of contrast and finished it off with a champaign pearl.
I was able to create dimension by cutting a second heart panel using craft foam! I am planning to do a lot of I "heart" you cards and since I don't want to purchase red cardstock, I am trying to come up with designs that use non-traditional colors and sentiments that are appropriate for various occasions.

Challenges Entered:

Stuff I Used:
Memory Box Heart Chain Border
Image result for Memory Box Heart chain dieMemory Box -Cupid Heart
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Graphic 45 6x6 Patterns and Solids - French Country
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Really Reasonable Ribbon - Gingham/Plaid Collection
3/8" Gingham Ribbon Assortment