Have you ever wondered that???
I think it's time to do a Google search....sometimes we just want to KNOW!!!!
I do love polka dots though. There are certain things we are just drawn to, you know?
For me it's deep, rich colors; stripes; polka dots; water coloring, plus some other things, but these four catch my eye every time. So when I saw that Simon Says Stamp! wanted polka dots on their Wednesday challenge, I just had to jump in.
A couple years ago, I found some very cheap jewelry (like 50cents each) of a pendant and a couple of earrings. They were still mounted on their cards and those cards were bright, shiny, small polka dot bright red and a bright, shiny navy blue. Those cards made my heart beat FAST!!! I wouldn't have cared what was on the front of those cards..I wanted that paper!!! So, here it is, a couple years later and I still had one small square of the navy blue polka dot card left. I had a challenge with a friend and she called for at least one inchie square on our card. That was PERFECT!!! I can do that!!! I got 3 small one inch squares out of that little piece of card!!! YAY!!!
So for this card, I sponged a stencil with my chalks (I did 4 cards using stencils and chalks.) I enjoyed that technique so much I couldn't quit. I know chalks are old stuff for most of us, But isn't it so FUN and SATISFYING to use again something that has been sitting around for a long while...and find that you enjoy it as much now as you did then? I'm always wanting the next new thing...but i need to work on using an old loved thing that hasn't been used for a while.
I sprayed the chalk with a little hairspray and then heat set it so that it won't brush off.
Next, I stamped the "Happy Birthday to you" in pink so bring out that pink around the little birds.
The little song notes came from the bird stamp by Lawn Fawn. I love that little stamp. Those little birds can be used anywhere. They don't have to always be the main event.
And of course, the inchie squares. I stacked two heavy cardstock to back the navy polka dot. Stacked the birds too. It makes the cut-outs much better looking.
So here's the two challenges I am entering this in:
Blessings to you all,