For today's post, I combined Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 217 and Limited Supplies Challenge LSC209. All Splitcoast challenges are listed (linked) for your convenience on my left side bar under Daily Challenges.
For an added twist to the sketch, my virtual downline, the Stampin' Pretty Pals, added a color challenge requiring Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise.
For the Limited Supplies Challenge, you could use only one stamp set, had to make your own Designer Series paper using stamps, could only use punches as part of the sentiment (I hope I squeak through here), no Cuttlebug or Texturz Plates allowed and only ribbon and brads could be used for embellishments. Now that's what I call a challenge!
The stamp set I chose was Dreams du Jour. I stamped the love image three times on Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla and Tempting Turquoise. TIP: I clipped them out with Paper Snips (so I could maintain the little leaves that go beyond the border) and mounted them with Stampin' Dimensionals on 1 1/4" punched squares of Chocolate Chip. My trio was matted on Very Vanilla followed by Tempting Turquoise.
My "designer series" paper evolved from repeated stamping of Chocolate Chip butterflies on Very Vanilla card stock. It's matted on Chocolate Chip and 5/8" Grosgrain in the same color grabs a polished finish.
The Chocolate Chip card base is 4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top. Textured Cameo Coral perks things up on top. The corners were shaped with a Corner Rounder Punch. TIP: Tucked inside is Mr. Van Gogh's sentiment.
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Stamp Set: Dreams Du Jour (111624)
Paper: Cameo Coral Textured (108697), Cameo Coral (100475), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)