Friday, September 20, 2019

Here’s to Strong Women for FF0043

Hello and Happy Friday to you! It’s time for another fun challenge over on the Festive Friday blog. For this challenge, our festivity is National Stop Bullying Day, which is on Oct 9th. How do you play along? Use the Inspo List (below) of 10 items you can choose from to create your project. Incorporate THREE (or more) of the items in your project and link up! The project does NOT have to focus on the festivity itself, just the elements in the list. Easy, right? 
I’m loving our new Inspo List for the challenges and I hope you are as well. It’s such a great way to get the creativity going!  For my card, I used the following as my inspiration: Encouragement - Blue - Orange - Stars - Superheros. The list made it really easy to pick a stamp set, color combo and embellishment to work with. I love that! 

Color Combo: 

I knew I wanted to use the Here’s to Strong Women stamp set because the sentiments are super encouraging and let’s be honest, we all can use a little more of that in our lives, right?  I was having a little bit of a struggle coming up with a layout though. So, I looked to Stampin’ Up to see ideas with this stamp set. Well, I loved the layout they shared so much I decided to CASE it with some different colors and elements. 

This card comes together pretty easily. I used the Stitched Stars Dies to cut out stars in various sizes in Sparkle Glimmer Paper, because everything is better with a touch of sparkle. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a Lovely Lipstick Stitched Nested Labels Die. Then I embossed the word “superpower” on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and cut it out and popped it up to make it stand out a little more. To add the white “border” on either side of the Stitched Nested Label, I simply cut another one out in the same size, cut it in half and popped that little edge out on either side. Super easy, yet a fun detail. 
For the background, I used the star stamp in the set to randomly stamp the image throughout, some of the images were stamped-off once to make them a little lighter. 

Card Measurements: 
  • Night of Navy Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” , scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Mango Melody Cardstock - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Neutrals DSP - 5” x 1-1/4” 
  • Scraps of Night of Navy, Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White cardstock for stamped and die cut pieces
  • Whisper White (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4” 
There you have it, a fun card full of bright and cheery encouragement! I like how it turned out and I hope you you do as well. Hop on over to the Festive Friday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team shared this week. We’d love to have you join us with your project! The challenge is open from today through Monday September 30th at 8:00 PM CST, so you have plenty of time to play along. 

Festive Friday Design Team: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. What a fun project! I love how you used all the patterns and shapes. It's all very Wonder Woman!

  2. What an amazing cause for making a card! I love the colors you choose, like a super hero. Thanks so much for your comments over on my blog. Have a colorful day!

  3. An absolutely amazing card, Anne Marie! I love all the stars and the superhero color combination! A great card!

  4. Such a bright and happy encouraging card! I love it!

  5. You have such a great eye for color. Love the colors you used to make your card. Your card will brighten anyones day!


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