Sunday, June 30, 2013

Oh No You Dit-ten —Paper Smooches Picture Perfect

It's a 'Picture Perfect' Challenge at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week. I've been itching to use the stamps sets I got during the OWH Memorial Day Weekend special, one of which is the set called 'Slang Gang' consisting of many fun sentiment stamps that I thought would be great for making cards for teens. I decided to create a background with them and managed to use almost every stamp. 
This crayon image is the inspiration photo for the challenge and I took my color palette from it. I used a Fiskars stamp press and arranging the stamps took a long time and a few tries. It's a little hard to tell in the photograph but I've actually heat embossing the words in this background in copper and the shimmer gives it a nice effect in person. I'm still trying to figure out if there's a trick to photographing metallic elements. If you know what it is...please share! :) 

The 'Missing You' is from an different set but I thought it would be a good choice. I imagine there is a hero far from home out there who, though they might reprimand their teen for using slang is missing hearing it just a little bit.

Happy Crafting!

STAMPS: Slang Gang & Circle of Honor -Missing You (Paper Smooches)
PAPER: Accent Opaque Smooth 80# White, Recollections Solids (Michaels)DIES: Fishtail Flag Stx (My Favorite Things)
OTHER: Black Mini Brad
BASICS: BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


TK said...

This is seriously cute! Someone is missing their slang talking teen, I'm sure of it, and they are going to snap this card right up to write home on. I love the colors you used and I bet it does look wonderful with the shimmery embossing. (I don't know the trick of photographing my cards to show them to their very best advantage yet, or I'd share. But I'm sure someone is going to give you tips.) TFS

cm said...

Wonderful card and such a clever take on the inspiration photo (which still has me flummoxed!). Impressive embossing!! Fantastic!

sherry varga said...

What an adorable card. I am sure some mother or father will grab this card up to send to their teen. I like the embossing on it. I am sure it took you many tries to get it right but you sure hit the nail on the head on this try. Just beautiful!!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I can see the metallic in the photo, what a great card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love the metallic embossing! What a fun way to use all of these sentiments!! I wish I had some tips for photographing metallics-- if you get any tips, do share;) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you join in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week-- it's a sketch:)

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