I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am very excited, as this is my first post as Guest Designer for From the Heart Stamps! Woohoo! You may remember my announcement from a while back......I will be Guest Designing each week on their blog, alongside some very talented ladies, for the months of June and July! I can't wait to show you all the goodness!
Not only does From the Heart Stamps have some incredibly adorable images, but each week at From the Heart Stamps Blog a sketch challenge is held. It is called a Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt: a sketch is provided, but so is an additional requirement. Don't worry.....no need to feel overwhelmed with rules and restrictions! You can choose to use the sketch, OR you can create using the tWiSt....or you can do BOTH! :)
Here is this weeks sketch:
Sketch with a tWiSt #069
tWiSt: ONE for the KIDS
Here's a really cool thing about this sketch challenges: EVERYONE IS A WINNER! You can earn a $1 discount code toward any digi image in their store. No, not by being a random winner, but just by entering! And even better, yet.......you can use multiple codes toward purchases in their store! So, if you play three weeks in a row, you can buy a new digi for only $ .50! Play four times in a row, and "buy" a new digi with all four of your codes without spending a dime out of your own pocket!
See......I told you that everyone is a winner there! :)
Here's another cool thing about From the Heart Stamps.......they also run a month-long challenge in addition to their weekly sketch challenges. "Why is that cool?" you ask??? Because if you use the monthly image, you will be emailed next months image
Okay....now that I've explained my excitement about this great digi-stamp company, let's move on to my card for this week. As you can see, I used the sketch, but not the tWiSt this week.
I chose to play with the adorable little Thimble Bouquet image on my card. I also used the included sentiment. I have colored my image digitally, in PSE. I used my Spellbinders Classic Squares dies to cut out and emboss my image, and an additional white mat for it. I set up a cutting file in my Silhouette Portrait machine to cut my circles on the white background, then created a "shadow" layer to cut them on the pink paper. The floral layer is actually my base layer. I added one of the pink negative cuts (the pink circle) on the top of the white, but below my image, and used a scissor charm to play off the thimble and spool of thread in the image. The green strip of paper was a piece in m scrap box.
I hope you enjoy your day! I appreciate you stopping by, and would love it if you'd leave a comment!
I hope you'll join us for the sketch challenge!
Thanks for stopping!