Ever since I found them High Hopes has been one of my favorite stamping companies. And I'm not just saying that now, I've said it in past blog posts. Today they revealed try outs to be on their Design Team. Man, if only I could color better, talk about an opportunity. They have one of the best Design Teams there are!
Anyway... I did up a card for their Challenge #17.
This is one of those cards that doesn't turn out the way you envision it, but you like it anyway. I had pictured this card bright and cheerful, but when I laid the layers together the edges needed something. I don't have a sewing machine so I inked them. Unfortunately the blue ink subdued the colors. So the card has much more of a blue overtone to it than I had intended but all in all I think it still turned out cute.
I would have loved to have paper pieced this fun guy, but unfortunately I don't have this stamp. I received the image in a swap so I had to work around that. Now that I look at the picture I think the clown needs a shadow. Oh well... this is a craft that I'm learning and growing in!
The inside is all ready for a hand written note!