Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ihp DT challenge

It's time for another i {heart} papers design team challenge!  With CHA coming, Kate is having a huge sale to make room on her shelves for the new product that will be arriving soon, and for our challenge, our designers are using the products they already have in their stashes so that they'll have room for new stuff too!  It's pretty much anything goes...pile it on and use it up!

Before I tell you about my project, let me give you the details on our HUGE Pre-CHA clearance sale July 11-21:
  • 25% off your order of $50 or more! 
  • coupon code: CHA2012DT
  • storewide sale! Paper, Copics & refills, stamps, ribbon, everything!
  • and still, as always, free US shipping with your $60 order!
Looking through my stash, I found a GRS appetizer set that has only seen ink once, and even then it was used in an unexpected way (see if you recognize them here).  This time, I'm using the stamps as they were intended to be used, and this week's CPS sketch gave me the perfect opportunity!

This layout, in combination with some Echo Park designer paper, was all I needed to construct "Kingpin Alley!"  The wood plank print makes the perfect lane, and the numbers print fits in with pins and score-keeping!  I stamped ten bowling pins with Tsukineko's Memento Gray Flannel ink (their new colors were some of my fav new things from last CHA!), then fussy cut each one, giving them some shading and dimension with a sponging of distress ink and a few highlights with my white gel pen.

I would've really loved to "oil" the lane with some clear embossing, and give the bowling ball a swirl of high-gloss marbleized color, but time is tight as I prepare to leave for Summer CHA in Chicago, so for now I opted to keep things simple and just add some Glossy Accents to traditional solid black!  I've still got a couple of projects and blog posts to finish before I go!  By the time you're reading this, I will have been there two days already!  :)  Hopefully I will be able to share a few of my favorite finds with you while I'm there!

Memento Gray Flannel, Tuxedo Black inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink
Echo Park This and That Charming designer paper
Spellbinders classic circles dies
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Inkssentials white gel pen
Dimensional adhesive dots

Here are the links to my design teammates' blogs and their amazing projects!


  1. This is adorable, Deb...full of the creativity that I've come to expect from your incredible crafting skills. You've definitely scored a "strike" with this card!

    I hope you're having a grand time at CHA!

  2. How fun!! Hope you have fun at CHA Deb.

  3. Ooooohhh this is such a cool Card!! I totally love this one!! Perfect colors to!!

    Love From The Netherlands,

  4. I don't like bowling but I love this card!

  5. so Love this, great sentiment with your images!

  6. This really is a "striking" card! (Don't care if Lynn beat me to the pun...)

  7. This is really beautiful post. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

  8. This is fabulous, Deb! Love how you used the woodgrain paper for the bowling alley. And, I can't believe you cut out all of those bowling pins . . .