Friday, August 2, 2019

Checking on You - Stampin' Up! Check You Out - Fab Friday 169

Well this week went by quickly didn't it?  Monday started off with a bang with sending my boys to camp for the week and here it is Friday and I'm picking them up already!  And now I have to set aside some time to take care of their laundry.  Gross!  Boys!!

As always any Friday that's a Fab Friday challenge day is a good Friday!  We have a great sketch this time (I think I say that every time!) that I think is very versatile.  What are you going to do with that circle?

   Being a bookworm with a "To Read" list that never seems to get below 80 books as soon as I saw the new Check You Out stamp set I knew I needed it!  We haven't had any (?) book themed sets that I can remember since I've been a demo and that's over 10 years now so it's exciting when it's truly new for me!  So not only is it a cute book theme the sentiments are nice for some thinking of you and congratulations cards.  And it's not so serious which I like too.

  I paired our great sketch up with a color combo I had saved from a bedding catalog and thought it made for a super cute card.  I might be biased though!  

  The card base is Seaside Spray, one of the new In Colors, with the same color DSP from the In Color 6x6 DSP.  I thought the gingham was a nice light background to my wise owl.  The large circle is cut from the Stitched Shapes dies and I used that to build up my elements for the rest of the card.

  The owl is stamped in Soft Suede and has Night of Navy glasses then is fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals.  The books are stamped with Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove.  The books are also fussy cut and stacked up.

  To be able to use the sentiment from this set on the narrow element in the sketch I had to finagle a bit.  I used the Night of Navy marker to ink up and stamp each word one at a time cleaning my stamp in between.  It's not perfect but I'm happy with the alignment for eyeballing it!  The sentiment is also popped with dimensionals and I added a retired Night of Navy candy dot because I need to use them up.

  Go over to the Fab Friday challenge site to see the rest of the design team.  I guarantee you'll get a ton of inspiration to start your own card to share with us.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Check You Out

Ink: Soft Suede, Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove

Paper: Seaside Spray, Whisper White, 6x6 In Color DSP

Accessories: Stitched Shapes dies, dimensionals, candy dot (retired)

1 comment:

  1. This is a perfect card for so many family members who enjoy reading! Thank you for your creating this card, Amanda.


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