Saturday, January 30, 2016

Chase's Card

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Lil' Inker Designs:: January 2016 Release:: Day 3 post!

I don't blink twice when one of my sons asks to make a card with me!

Chase (age nine) and I decided that it would be fun to participate in the Coolest Card Series Contest
and create a winter-themed card featuring stencils and Paper Smooches. We started by laying a Studio Calico Stencil, featuring a series of various sized open circles, onto white cardstock and sprayed some white shimmer mist. Then we layered some textured matte white mist on top of this and let it dry. He enjoyed squirting the spray! We carefully cut the white cardstock into a snowdrift using Lil' Inker Design's Border Builder Die Set, then mounted it onto an aqua cardbase. 

Then he chose some burlap paper to stamp the cute seal from Paper Smooches winter set, Chilly Chums, and I fussy cut him out-Chase was scared he'd amputate a leg. We added some Black Enamel Accents to the nose and eyes, and both audibly uttered a sigh that it didn't get messed up. He chose the sentiment, also from Chilly Chums, and we stamped that onto a die-cut speech bubble from Lil' Inker Designs Speech Bubble 2 Die Set. He thought the card needed something else, so he carefully traced all the stitching on each of the elements with a black marker.

So proud of this guy, this was his design and I just assisted!

We are also entering this into Simon Says Wednesday Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes and the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday January 2016 Challenge: Use Something New (hadn't used the Studio Calico Stencil, it was fun!)


  1. Oh my goodness! It sounds like you and your son had so much fun getting creative together!!! And his card is AWESOME!! Love the burlap seal, the cool background, and the stitching details!!! Excellent work!

  2. This is so cute! BEAUTIFUL play with the textures, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. Way to go Chase! Your card is absolutely awesome! Love all the textures (the burlap is perfection!).

  4. Yaaaaasss to Chase!! Love the textures from the stencil and the burlap and also Chase's attention to detail - like tracing the stitching. Awesome!

  5. Chase!!!! omgosh!!!! this card is AWESOME i love the background and the texture on the seal!!! Thank you so much for being part of my COOLest Card Series!!

  6. Karen- I would love to send Chase a prize :) please email me :)

  7. Wow! What a great design Chase!!!