Sunday, June 1, 2014

Guest DT: Melissa Chipperfield

Today we welcome a new guest designer to IHP.  Please give a warm IHP welcome to Melissa Chipperfield!  Here's her first project and post for us.

Hello, everyone!  I'm so excited to be guest designing here at i {heart} papers!  Thank you to Kate for this opportunity!  I'm Melissa Chipperfield from Oh, Smudge!  Some of you may also know me from CASology, a clean & simple challenge blog I created back in the summer of 2012.  As you'll soon see, clean & simple card design is my style of choice.  I am a dental hygienist by trade, but am currently a SAHM to four with a wonderful DH of 15 years. I love spending time in the great outdoors with my family.  Next to card making, photography is a big passion of mine and you can find examples of my work both on my creative blog as well as over at Pixel Moments Photography. When all is quiet in the house, I usually find myself in my craft room with inky fingers!

Today, I thought I'd share a card I made using a few of the oh-so-cute Lawn Fawn stamps and accessories.  Ready for summer and all its happiness, I was inspired to make a bright, cheerful card to kick off my guest designer term!

I die cut the little frame using the Lawn Fawn #awesome dies.

#awesome dies (lawn cuts)

The frame was glued directly to the card base.  I kept the middle piece of the frame and stamped a bright yellow sun image from Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine stamp set in the middle of it.  I then adhered the stamped panel over the outer portion of the die cut frame with foam dots & stamped the sentiment & three cloud images with Memento Ink's (Tuxedo Black) (my favorite black ink these days). The clouds were fussy cut before being popped up over and around the sun.
Hello Sunshine
The little red heart is from Lawn Fawn's #awesome stamp set, which coordinates with the die I used.
To add a finishing touch, I adhered a trio of three yellow flower sequins from Lawn Fawn's mixed sequins to the design.  Since clean & simple is my card style, I left it at that!

Lawn Ornaments Let's Polka Mixed Sequins

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~amy~ said...

Yay for Melissa!

Lisa Lara said...

Fun and cute Melissa.