Challenge Reminder PSC#88: An Otterly Amazing Birthday
by Janet Katz
It's not too late to enter our monthly Poppystamps Challenge PSC#88. You KNOW you need some more birthday cards. Gather up some supplies and at least one Poppystamps product and make a card or something else. All types of projects are welcome, but please make sure to include at least one Poppystamps product. Read more details about this month's challenge on the blog.
My inspiration for the challenge was thinking of warmer weather. Oh, how I'd love to float in a pool with beautiful flowers all around. But winter has finally struck Texas, so I'll let this little otter do it for me. I started with this sweet whittle girl and put her on the Whittle Wave background. It was super simple to cut two wave backgrounds and snip the cuts in a darker blue and place them on top of sections of a lighter one. To give a more springtime feel, I added flowers from the Floral Cluster die (I use this thing ALL the time) and colored the center of the flowers with a white gel pen.
Next I wanted to add layers and frames and repeat the colors I had already used. I added little scraps of patterned paper as well as two kinds of frames. I used the same brown paper as the otter and cut the Whittle Wood Frame and used it as a layer. I cut the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame from white and used it on top of the same dark blue I used on the wave background. When you keep your color scheme to just a few colors and repeat those colors, you get a very cohesive-looking design - and it saves trips to your paper stash.
I added some tiny staples and some baker's twine and played with the paper "stack" until I liked it. I put it all onto a white card and added a sentiment that I computer printed. This card was a lot of fun to put together and use so many different dies. I'm certain I will use this "stacked" approach again.