I played three challenges today. They really are such a good starting off point...so much easier than staring at a blank card and trying to decide what I'm going to make. Check out my Card Making Challenges page for a list of challenges you can try.
Today's challenges are the SU-Only Challenge (stars & stripes theme), the TGIF Sketch Challenge and the Paper Players Color Challenge.
The Theme of the Day
All three challenges made me think of 4th of July but I had no 4th of July stamp sets or any striped paper for the sketch challenge. No problem...I used Build a Birthday and Project Life Day to Day.
I Love it When that Happens
Didn't it work out perfectly? I love it when I can use stamp sets for alternate types of projects.
- The background stripes were stamped with one of the birthday cake layer stamps.
- The cake layer stamps also make perfect candles or in this case — firecrackers.
- The July 4 is from Project Life Day to Day.
- I didn't notice the Day to Day set had a "th" until after I was finished or I would have stamped July 4th instead of July 4. Oh well, It still looks great!
Pop it Up
I'm sure you know by now how much I love my Stampin' Dimensionals. I double them up under the red star to lift it higher than the blue.
I also kicked it up a notch by adding some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the small stars.
Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card:
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