Jun 24, 2022
Jun 22, 2022
Before I get to today's card I wanted to share that I made the "Cut Above" for my card featured HERE for challenge #594. It's always a fun surprise when you receive good news like that.
Now on to this weeks, Clean and Simple challenge. Something that is totally out of my comfort zone. - Clean and Simple is hard for me to start out with but combine it with a, One Layer card and yep, I'm a little intimidated.
I decided to give it a try though. I'll also be posting this as an NBUS#39 card since the stamp set I used is brand new and this was it's first use along with the Distress inks that I used.
Here is my card:
Card base: White Card Stock - This was a thicker card stock that I believe I purchased from Papertrey Ink many years ago.
I used a stencil from Tim Holtz Halloween set and sponged on,Spiced Marigold, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive Inks. Next I stamped the drink stamp (Unity - Itty Bitty - Chillin) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with colored pencils blended with gamsol. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Basic Black embossing powder to complete the card.
So how did I do? I'm still not sure that this is a style I'll grow to love but at least I gave it a try.
Jun 10, 2022
Hello! Welcome back to my blog.
Today I am joining the Color Throwdown blog for challenge number 696.
What a fun group of colors with lots of possibilities to use them.
I debated about what I wanted to do and then decided to dig out my Nuts About Squirrels stamp set again. I just love how cute and cheery looking those little squirrels are.
Here is the card I created using the colors (Kraft, Cream and Green) and whatever neutral you wanted to use.
Stamps: Nuts about Squirrels, Itty Bitty Bakcgrounds - (SU)
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
Designer Paper - Heartwarming Designers Series (which after I had already finished the card I noticed that it has white in it and not vanilla - oops!)
Ink: Early Espresso (neutral color), Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive - Granny Apple Green Marker (for the eye)
Other: Circle Nestabilitie Die, Burlap Card Stock, Foam Mounting Tape
All images were stamped on the Vanilla Card Stock, Fussy cut and mounted with the foam tape.
This card was fun to create and I hope it makes you smile.
Have a great day.