Time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and this week our theme is "Pile it On". We want to see at least five layers on your cards or projects. Our sponsor for the whole of April is the magnificent Magnolia-licious who are offering one lucky winner two special Minis, and we have an additional sponsor this week -the equally brilliant Teddy Bo whose prize is three gorgeous digis!
I made two cards for this challenge the first one is for my soon-to-be-7 year old niece. She is very into princesses and pink.
Papers are DCWV from the Luxury stack and Garden Party which is pre-embossed and sparkly. The balloon is a sticker and I cut the number 7 with my Cricut. The carriage is another little stamp by Imaginisce and the hearts are little toppers from Lakeland. The wooden crown embellishment was in a bag of goodies I won from Quixotic Paperie. I primed it, painted it and then used it as a stencil to cut out the DP for a cover. It has plenty of bling and is attached to a broach pin so it can be removed from the card and worn. It is attached to the card with a Post It sticky which hopefully won't tear the sentiment printed underneath when the broach is removed. This is not a classy card I know but I suspect my 7 year old niece will like it.
I am entering this card into this week's Totally Gorjuss challenge - they want us to "Bling it on"!
For my second card, which is for one of my BILs, I opted for a more understated look whilst still keeping to the "Pile it On" theme. Teddy Bo is coloured with Copics and Promarkers again but has two additional decoupaged layers. I used several mounts between the card base and the image - the DP is part of a DCWV Once Upon a Time stack and was perfect for this little cutie. An EK Success journalling border punch topped with a Basic Grey scalloped sticker border adds a little extra embellishment. I didn't want to cover up too much of the DP imagery so I stamped my SU sentiment onto acetate and the scenery is just visible behind it. The final touch was a Dress It Up button fish hook/fly thingy. It's for an older guy so I opted not to use lots of embellishment but it does have 10 layers excluding the base, same as Teddy Bea above!
I am entering this card into this week's challenge at Crafty Emma's Store - they want to see "Spring colours or a Spring image". With these wonderful sunny days we are experiencing in England this Spring - a spot of fishing in a lush green glade with just a light waistcoat and a hat to keep the sun off seems just the ticket!
Don't forget to stop by our Challenge site to see all the lovely makes from my teamies and if you are joining in with our challenge this week (and we do hope you will, don't forget to stamp! We don't call it STAMPtacular for nothing!
PS - for those of you who read my post last Sunday, I am pleased to say that my FIL's op went according to plan and he seems to be recovering nicely!