Hello and welcome to my blog, Bits of Cheer. You should have arrived from Jan's blog. I hope you're having fun on the Skip!
The following is a list of all the blogs on the Skip; the OWH Stars & Stamps blog is the starting point:
OWH Stars and Stamps
Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings
Erica at Creative But Messy
Jan at Jan's Gone Stamping
**You are HERE: Sherry at Bits of Cheer
Julie at Handmade by Julie
Velda at OldStamper Musings
John at John VM's Cards
Steph and Robin at SR Cards
Paula at Handmade by Paula
Samantha at Expressions of a Craftaholic
Our assignment for the Blog Skip was to make a card with stickers. I decided to make a Father's Day card; here it is:
The semi-circle sticker with the journaling lines was the first sticker that caught my eye at Michael's and led me to the "Mr. Fix-it" theme. The sticker made me think of a Dad jotting down notes and measurements for his next project! That sticker became the main part of my focal point and I attached the "D A D" stickers to it.
I didn't want the little tool stickers to be randomly floating off in space on the card! I planned how I wanted to arrange them and then I "contained" them on a border-punched and matted strip. I added a couple of staples.
I colored some of the tool handles with Marvy LePlume Markers and added Glossy Accents so they would look more real (love Glossy Accents). The green adds a welcome touch of color! The "World's Greatest" sticker also ties in with the green.
The background designer paper is a collage of all kinds of papers a handy Dad might use -- perfect for this card. I distressed the edges with scissors. I got this pad of paper (Camden by 7Gypsies) by chance -- it was marked down and sitting right by the store register (Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA) as I was paying for my other items! I'm glad I picked it up because it has some neat papers.
Making this card took a bit of extra planning because of all the tiny stickers. I wanted to avoid the dreaded "sticker sneeze", make everything relate to the focal point, and still have "D A D" stand out!
I had a few extra stickers and wanted to use them, so I put them on the inside after I lined it with another piece of the same paper I used for the strip on the front. Here is the inside of my card:
Here are my card "ingredients":
Sticker sets from Michaels:
Me & My Big Ideas
DP: "Camden" 8x8" 2-sided paper variety pack from 7Gypsies
Marvy LePlume Markers
Silver brads (JoAnn's)
EK border punch
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Thanks for visiting, have fun and a great day! See you soon at OWH!