I don’t know about you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!! Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥ Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.
Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.
I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!
The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?
Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife. Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.
Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock. Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.
Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares. Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape. Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.
Isn’t this gorgeous?! I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.
PLAY ALONG WITH THE CHALLENGE!
Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate! You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?
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