Hello Crafty Friends!
This month our challenge is all about repetition–and that’s one of my favorite things for cardmaking.
Taking a simple image and using it over and over can be a great way to stretch your stamps and dies and make something unexpected. And for today’s card, I did just that, using just one tiny die, one equally tiny stamp, and one detail that is totally, uniquely me.
This card started with my obsession with the hat die, which is part of the Hero Lifestyle Picnic Day set. I obsessed over it because I had somehow started thinking of it as a pith helmet, although I really think it is intended to be a straw sun hat.
I ink blended my summer version of a rainbow on my die cut pith helmets, using my new Hero Hues reactive inks in Taffy, Lemon Drop, Pool Party, and Blue Hawaii (those names just sound like summer, don’t they?) and lined them up carefully on white 4 X 5.25 card stock.
And then I got stuck, which happens to me sometimes. I needed heads for the helmets–but cutting the heads off a dozen Lifestyle people dies, seemed pretty barbaric. Creatively blocked, I just stared down at my hands! Problem solved: I used one of my fingerprints to “stamp” the heads! And now the card is totally, uniquely me.
The heads needed faces–so I just picked a happy one from the Hero Lifestyle Faces stamp set. This little face is soooo tiny, I was sure I’d lose it on my craft desk (I am NOT a neat crafter); somehow I managed to not lose it (or smudge the card.) I popped up those pith helmets on the head at suitably jaunty angles using foam dots, and then all I needed was a sentiment.
I wanted something that went with my pith helmet obsession and I was stuck…again. Ugh. Fortunately, I was zoom crafting with my friends, including the oh-so-lovely-and-clever Michelle Lupton. Took her about 30 seconds to suggest a just perfect sentiment from the My Monthly Hero kit for March 2021.* She’s a genius. And so: Adventure is at your fingertips! (I love a good pun!!)
I hope you enjoyed my card with the one dozen explorers wearing rainbow-hued pith helmets. They are ready for some summertime fun, and so am I!
Now it’s your turn! Show us how you repeat yourself by entering our challenge with a creation of your own, which will also give you a chance to win one of our two prizes from our sponsor, Hero Arts. Can’t wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by,
* The March 2021 My Monthly Hero kit is sold out. However, the Fly High Animals stamp set has a couple of great adventure-themed sentiments that would work well).