Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IHP DT Challenge: Pile it on, use it up!

This month our challenge was pretty much a free-for-all: use as many IHP products as we could pile onto our project without it looking garish. I know that Kate is trying to clear up space for the new stuff she’s ordering from this summer’s CHA releases (I’ll talk more about that further down), so I took that to mean we should try to use up some of our stash. As if I could even begin to…

new-digs I started by selecting a sketch that had lots of layers – what better way to pile on the paper! The Sweet Sunday SSSC163Sketch Challenge this week fit the bill perfectly. I decided to turn it on its side, since I wanted to do a horizontal arrangement of the stamps.

My son and his family are moving to Boston this month (yaaaayyy!!!! Closer to grandma!), so I was inspired to use this Paper Smooches set, Vogue Abode, to celebrate the occasion. I used Basic Grey’s PB&J paper pad (5 different patterns from it), since it seemed to go with the retro look of the furniture. I paper-pieced the chairs and used Copic markers to finish them off. You can’t really tell, but the dark color in the papers is navy blue (as is the card base), making for a very cool, retro look. The vase in the center is coated with Crackle Accents (although I think the item was a little too small to really take advantage of the crackling effect).

The flower, which picks up the design in the base print, was made by punching out a 1” circle of Scor-Tape sheet, peeling the backing off one side, and starting at the outer edge, pressing this ruffled lace on, winding around to the middle. I stuck a cool square olive green button onto the middle with a clear pop-dot. Because the flower was built on a double-sided adhesive base, I just had to peel off the other side of the backing to stick it on!

Here’s a list of all the IHP products I used:
Stamps: Vogue Abode (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Memento black, Copic Markers 
Paper: PB&J 6x6 pad (Basic Grey)
Other: Scor-Tape 6x6 tiles, 5/8" Picnic Ruffles Aqua Blue, Crackle Accents

You should really head over to i {heart} papers right now, you know, because Kate is having a super-duper sale to clear out space for the new CHA stuff she’s ordering. Seriously, a really good sale from July 11-21.

  • 25% off your order of $50 or more!
  • Coupon code: CHA2012DT
  • Storewide sale! Paper, Copics & refills, stamps, ribbon, everything!
  • And still, as always, free US shipping with your $60 order!

But before you go shopping, check out the rest of the design team’s projects for a little added inspiration (to add to your shopping list?). Check ‘em out:

Happy hoppin’ and shoppin’!



Susan said...

Great card! I SO love that PB&J paper!!

whoistracy said...

So cute!! Love those little furniture stamps. Hope your son's move goes smoothly.

i {heart} papers said...

CUTE!!! Love that flower! Yay for being closer!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Cute card! Love how you turned the sketch for your card. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! Love the flower you've added...it's fun! Thanks for playing along with us at the SSSC!

Lori said...

Too fun, Carolyn! Love the paper piecing on the furniture. So happy for you that your grandbaby will be closer!