We had a fabulously rainy day today (we needed it so badly) and I got to play for a bit in my craft room. I was inspired by this card by Nicole in the Papertrey March newsletter--I used my Sweet Speech stamps to make a pair of thank you cards my daughter's speech and debate team to sign and give to their coaches. I hope that they 'get' how clever I was to use speech bubbles on their card (because they are coaches for speech...). The first card uses this week's colors from ColourQ #230, and it is going to the female coach.
I used the colors from Colour Me Playful CMCC#9 for the card thanking the male coach. This is the first time I am playing in this challenge. I've been trying to get to it, but this is the first time I have not missed the deadline. I substituted little die cut stars for the flowers in the speech bubbles, and then coated all the stars with Glossy Accents.
My next card uses the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#66 and the colors from Dynamic Duos DD#92. I have been meaning to break out my new Circle Scribbles stamps. I used the backs of the stamps in HA Pale Tomato and PTI Enchanted Evening to stamp over the black scribbles. I added kraft as an additional neutral--it just seemed to look better to me that way, and I impressed the stamped panel with the Burlap Impression Plate.
I have to show a close up of that sentiment, from Neat & Tangled Across the Card--it was my first time using Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, and I am in love with that ink--incredible coverage on that solid image. I read on some blogs that the ink takes a while to dry, and I am not a patient crafter, so I heat set it for a moment, and had no problems with smudging.
I stamped a quarter sheet of card stock with that pattern and wanted to do something with the leftover piece. I made a second card, using a sentiment from Doodlie Do, and am entering that card at Simply Create Too #56 where their challenge is to Shop in Your Stash.
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