Friday, September 21, 2012

Polka Dots and a Sweet Witch

I love the LNS challenge of dots and stripes this week. Here is a nod to this week's challenge! I love this color combo for Fall and since Fall is tomorrow, I couldn't resist another use of it.

With our Polka Dot DSP I used the Pumpkin Pie set. This is a Early Espresso card base and Very Vanilla for the inside of the card and the paper I stamped this cute lil Witch on. I ran a 4"x4" Pumpkin Pie paper through the the Perfect Polka Dots folder and my Big Shot.

Creating the 1 1/2" strip of Polka Dotted Pumpkin Pie DSP Lolly I used our amazing Simply Scored Board. I then scored it at every 1/4" and used the hot glue gun to piece it together and then adhere it to the card. Repeat after me, hot glue guns are HOT!! I warn people over and over, then often burn my own hand lol. Caution is a must!!

So I stamped this cute lil girl from the Greeting Card Kids stamp set with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla paper. I punched out with the extra large circle punch 2 1/2" size. I colored her in with Blush Blossom, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers. I used the hot glue gun to adhere it to the Lolly.

So this sweet lil girl and card really made my day! My oldest two have this rich dark hair and curls, this is a nod to my Gloria and Joana, too!! I hope you feel fall and can smile at such a sweet card! Should I have added more dots or stripes?? What would you do with this paper??
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