Friday, March 1, 2024

I'm Lucky to Know You - Double Trouble #161 "Pinch Proof" partnering with Festive Friday

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble "Pinch Proof" using green and  Twisted Sister's optional twist to include a touch' o' gold and one other element from Festive Fridays Inspo List FF0154 "St Patrick's Day".  For the Festive Friday, you need only use three of their items from their Inspo List; but I was able to use Gold, Gold embellishments, Green, Clover, and Lucky sentiment, and it doesn't have to be a St. Patrick's Day card.  

I had so much fun creating this card as I had just received my postage stamp die and was anxious to use it... I had a small container of St. Pattrick's Day papers and embellishments that pretty much had depleted over the years; but was surprised to find the patterned paper and thought it would be a good background. The image of the frog was also in the container and the balance of embellishments were from my new postage stamp set and two sentiments from Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring".  

The frog was colored using Copic pens... unfortunately the dark green decided to leak and my fix was adding dots in lighter colors to compensate to change the color closer to the clover green in the background paper.  The pot of gold was filled using some tiny gold stickers that have been in my stash for years and never used.   

The stamp die was cut two times, one in white cardstock, the second from the patterned paper, offset from one another to show the division of the stamps and give a more decorative border.  Used VersaMark for stamp images and sentiments and heat embossed with gold. The 50 cent was stamped using Mememto black ink. The layered postage stamp was adhered to another layer of Clover cardstock and adhered to card base.  Frog was adhered to postage die cut with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  

The inside of the card was based on the circular stamp under the frog "Hugs Inside". The clover is an svg image stamped with Paper Smooches sentiment, layered with Glover cardstock and adhered to inside of card.  

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble Challenge "Pinch Proof" and also our collaborating challenge at Festive Friday "St. Patrick's Day Inspo List #154" to check out the Design Teams inspirations... let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

Also entered at the Following Challenges
Retro Rubber Challenge #225 "TicTacToe" (Pattern Paper, Embossing, Gems/Sequins)
Shopping our Stash #SOS516 "It's Not Easy Being Green"

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Unknown, in Stash 
     Clover and White Daisy 
     Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring" 
     Waffle Flower "Postage Collage" 
     Waffle Flower A
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Sakura Gelly Roll "White" 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        Red:  R46
        Gray/Black:  C3, C5, C9, C10
        Green:  G05, G09, G16, G17
     Staedtler Pigment Liner, 0.1
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Pincess Gold"  
     Stampendous Class a'peel gold stickers


Melanie R said...

Fun "Pinch Proof" card, Suzanne! Using that new die was a great idea. - Melanie R.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love that die, and really like the way you used it with patterned paper. All your "bits and pieces" came together perfectly!

Alyson Mayo said...

Super cute - love the postage collage collection! The frog is perfect!

Carrianne said...

Absolutely adorable! Great design and love the frog!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut it Up!

Kellianne said...

That postage die is just perfect for your card! This is so cute and so full of lucky vibes! Love the gold embossing too :)

Lia said...

I am a fan of this die and like to buy it too, but it is sold out everywhere....So you are lucky and made a gorgeous card with it.

valscraftings said...

Thanks for joining in our Challenge with your wonderful project.
Val S - DT

Larelyn said...

So cute! Thanks for joining our Cut it Up Dots and Stripes challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

dj said...

Super cute card!! That silly little frog is awesome!! Way to go shopping your stash for our "it's not easy being green" challenge!! So glad you joined the fun and play along with us at Shopping Our Stash. Deb Horst, DT #SOS516

Claire Grantham said...

Love this and the new die is awesome. Love how you recovered the copic burp. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Cute card, love the postage stamp look. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Heather said...

This is so adorable and so fun!! Love the cutie little frog and the rich green color! Thanks for playing with Critter Crazy Challenge.