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Monday, September 5, 2011

Papertrey's Make It Monday #31 & Pink Elephant #115

My first weeks of kindergarten have been exhausting. With this extra day off today, I am feeling human again! I browsed the web and participated in a few challenges. This one is for Papertrey's Make it Monday #31, Creating Backgrounds with Non-Background Stamps. I used my new Papertrey set, Baby Button Bits stamp set. I received this set over the summer when I was a lucky winner of one of Papertrey's Make it Monday challenges. I used the sentiment as my background stamp. I stamped it in SU 's Old Olive and Baha Blue. I also sponged the edges of my panels to soften them.

The Pink Elephant is also having a sketch challenge, TPE#115 which I used for this card. I made a new size (for me) that I learned from Colleen Schaan. It's 3.25" X 5.5". I really like it, and will be using it more often. Here's a close up of the rolled flower. I punched a circle from one of my Stampin Up circle punches. Then I just cut a swirly inside. There are tutorials out on the web to do this. I know that My Favorite Things also makes dies for a rolled flower.

I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!!

15 comments:

  1. great idea to use words! very sweet!

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  2. Cute card! What an great idea to use the sentiment for background stamping.

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  3. Love this precious card with your two peas in a pod and your fun sentiment background!! Fabulous work, Gwen!

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  4. Wonderful use of a sentiment for your bg -- it looks fabulous~

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  5. So cute! Thx for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant!

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  6. So cute! I love the "pea green" color combo, too!

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  7. Very cute. Your background words look perfect. Great color too.

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  8. Love your card, great background. Sweet pea is too cute!

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  9. This is just adorable Qwen...love the coloring and the whole idea.

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  10. This is so fantastic! I love the colors!

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  11. I love how you used a sentiment as a background stamp, so clever! Very cute baby card.

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  12. Very 'sweet' card!! Great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  13. I love it. What a great idea to use words.

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