Stamp-Off Friday – Pile on the Love
It’s another Stamp-off Friday. You know what’s best about this Friday? Susan, Jackie, & I are all at Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local! Sadly, while Susan and I are together in Secaucus, NJ, Jackie is in Phoenix, AZ. Still, we’ll feel like we’re together, because we’ll be seeing the same live feed. We can’t be too sad, because Jackie is visiting her mom, so I know she’s having a blast. And I’m with Susan – also having a blast!
This week’s challenge is a “Pile it on!” challenge.
This was a fun challenge for me. It was a game to see how much product I could pile on without being too tacky.
Inside joke here. Whenever I ask Mike, “Do I look too fat in this?” he’ll answer, “No, you look just fat enough.” Don’t get offended on my behalf. It’s an unfair question to ask any husband/wife/partner, and Mike’s answer makes that clear. So if I ask him, “Is this card too tacky?” he’ll say, “Nope. It’s just tacky enough.” You have to love a man who makes you laugh.
So here’s my card. And, yes, it’s for Amelia.
First the details. I stamped Baby Bear in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry (the middle layer is Rich Razzleberry stamped off one time). How dapper is that bear with the Copper/Pink Pirouette bow? To fit the Layering Oval Framelit, I had to use the “out of the box” technique, but I love how his little legs are outside the ovals. I mounted the stamped image on a Copper Foil Sheet, added some Copper Metallic Thread, and mounted all of that on a Delicate White Doily. I also added some 2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes and some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon. And then there’s the sentiment banner, embossed in copper. I think that’s eight layers in that one area – so I think I passed the “Pile it on” challenge.
I used the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper for the layer under the “piles.” It fits the mood of the card very well, don’t you think?
This is for Amelia because she loves to look at my cards. Ok, she really likes to take them apart and feel all the textures. Since I usually need them for other things, she can’t always have the full sensory experience. But this card? This card she can rip, draw on, take apart, feel – whatever she wants is ok, because it’s hers.
I chose a fuzzy pink bear because, A) much to her mommy’s chagrin, Amelia loves pink (Steph does not), and B) it goes with her new horse. Yes, she has a stuffed horse, because Seesa (her name for me) can’t say no to that girl. It’s big enough for her to pretend to ride (while saying, “Eee-hah!!!”). The “horse” is really a unicorn, but she thinks it’s a horse with a blemish, so who am I to correct her?
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