HELLO & HAPPY HUMP DAY!!
SQUEAL!! I'm SO EXCITED and SAD at the same time!!!!
Today I'm here today for my LAST Post with Paper Smooches as their April Guest Designer!!
I CAN'T BELIEVE how FAST this Month went by and I CAN'T WAIT to share what I've made for today!! I'm also linking up to the New Paper Smooches April Challenge: Showers!! I was thinking Showered with LOVE meets the criteria!!?? Hope that Counts!!?? =)
I had SO MUCH FUN Playing with the April Release Products!! After getting my goodies, I decided it would be FUN to create some cards using the New Cross Stitch Die!! I've used some of the other New April Products along with some older products too!! =) Let's take a Look!!
SQUEAL!! How FUN is that Cross Stitched Sequin Heart!! It's SO EASY to do too!! All you need to do is Follow the regular Cross Stitch Pattern except for on your Second Stitch to finish the X you'll place your Sequin and a coordinating Seed Bead on the Needle!! Then you'll go back through the Sequin using the Bead as a Stopper and run back down through the Stitch hole!! Then rather than coming back up two holes away to make another X you'll just go One Hole away and Cross back down through the hole of the last Finished X and continue like that making sure ALL of your X's run in the same order so that the sequins lay Flat against on another!! I used Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins and some Rose Gold Seed Beads!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!! I watercolored my Background with some Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and then added some Splatters of Distress Pewter Stain, Distress Black Soot Paint and some Distress Spun Sugar Ink and Water Droplets!! I LOVE the way it compliments my Images!! I used the SWEET Hippo from the Huge Hugs Stamp Set and the coordinating Huge Hugs Die Set to Die Cut it out!! I used Copic Markers to Color Her and added a SWEET Bow from the Bows Dies Die Set!! Some White Gel Pen Dots finish off her Cheeks, and some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen for some SPARKLE!! I added a Pretty Pink Posh Silver Heart Confetti to the Center of the Bow to finish it off!! I used a Flag Tags Die Cut from some Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock and some Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder to White Embossed my Sentiment from the Huge Hugs 2 Stamp Set!!
For my LAST Card I used some Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread and Stitched my Heart Shape!! Then I used the SWEET Image from the Pineapple Crush Stamp Set!! I used Distress Inks to Watercolor her and then added a SWEET Bow from the Bows Dies Die Set!! Some White Gel Pen Dots finish off her Cheeks, and some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen for some SPARKLE!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Huge Hugs 2 Stamp Set with some Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder and added it to a Bookplates Die Frame also from some Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock!! I added some Distress Ink Splatters in Tattered Rose and Cracked Pistachio and some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters along with some Gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in 8mm, 6mm and 4mm Sizes along with some Mini Heart Confetti!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and for joining me for my LAST Post for Paper Smooches as their April Guest Designer!!
I'm also Linking up to the
I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK/WEEKEND
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSESLARISSA =)