Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sentiment As Focus

Hello and good morning everyone ---

I can't believe that it was only 2 weeks ago I was moaning about the lack of spring like weather, but I think it's finally sprung. Let's hope it's here to stay :)

So me dears it's onto my Sweet Stampin' Design Team card for you this week. Our theme is 'Sentiment As Focus' and don't forget you must include a stamped element on your card/project. I used a Woodware sentiment stamp and paper pieced it, I've never used one of these stamps before (apart from my girlie owl), but I definitely will again because I think it looks so dramatic and pretty. It was such an easy card to make too - 1 card base, 1 stamp, 2 pieces of plain card and 5 sheets of patterned paper. Cut, glue, stick - what could be easier!!!

Here's What I Did
I used a 7" x 7" cream card base. I matted and layered it with pale brown (taupe) and cream card and one of the sheets from my paper pad (the one with the elephant one it). The 'Just for U' and the smaller sentiment was stamped directly onto the paper.

I picked out 4  more patterned papers from the pad and I stamped the sentiment 'Just For U' onto each one and again onto some white scrap card, then everything was cut out. The patterned paper letters were glued straight onto the white card (this was cut out as a whole piece). The completed sentiment topper was then attached to the card base using foam tape along with a few complimentary coloured sequins.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Woodware 'Huge Just for U' 
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Trimcraft 'Party Animal' Paper Pad, Taupe CS, Cream CS
Other: Sequins, Foam Tape
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Sentiment As Focus' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize!  Have fun and good luck.
This week's prize sponsor is Sweet Stampin' Goodie Bag

I can't wait to see what you all create.
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 x Janine x


Ali said...

Looks great - c&s but striking xx

Marja Sch said...

So well done, just a wonderful card. greetings Marja

Christine L said...

Hi Janine...

I'm loving this fabulous card... The papers you chose to do the paper piecing with are just perfect with each other, and I also love the little elephant and the butterfly border!

I think I have one of these letter stamps I bought a long time back... I can't remember using it!! So that'll be me then for the rest of the day... searching!!! (yep you can picture it... hehe)

Christine x

Chris said...

It's gorgeous Janine! The stamp is perfect for this challenge and I love the paper piecing!

Sandra H said...

So pretty x

coops said...

so stunning janine.i love these woodware stamps and your paper piecing and colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Janine. Love the sentiment and your decoupage on it. Really fab card. Hugs, Wends x

Kat W said...
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Kat W said...

This card is certainly all about the sentiment and your paper piecing looks so fabulous :-)
Gorgeous pretty colours...very Spring like and yes, I think Spring is here although I did have a teeny bit of ice on my car windscreen this morning - eeep!

Big hugs, Kat x

Diane said...

Very fun paper and what a darling design.

Hugs diane

Paddington fan said...

Love the stamp, the cute papers and the paper piecing, a great card!! Hope you're having a good week, I'm just catching up with blogland!! Love Jacky x