This is my last post before departing tomorrow with my oldest daughter on a week long college tour. She has always wanted to go to school on the east coast, so we will spend the week visiting colleges she thinks she might want to apply to. I've got a few posts scheduled to go live while I am gone, but don't be suprised if you don't hear from me in a while. I am not bringing a computer, and am really going to try to be as disconnected from the internet as possible.
My first card is for this week's Color Throwdown ctd287. I wanted to try out some of my new Distress Inks and use them with water. I picked three colors that looked closest to the CTD colors--Stormy Sky, Squeezed Lemonade and Bundled Sage. I inked up an old wooden stamp I found in my closet that was sort of a block shape, stamped on watercolor paper, misted the entire thing and then dried with my heat gun. After the colors were dry, I stamped the sentiment in Versifine.
I like the blurry sort of look that the water added. The colors are also much more vibrant--I don't know if that is because of the water, or because the Distress Ink covers are so muted. Anyway, I thought it made a nice simple card that would work well as a masculine card.
Next up is my second card this week using ColourQ #236. I decided to make a little thank you set using the circles from Sketched Shapes and whatever color challenges come along that appeal to me. My sentiment is from Avery Elle Modern Leaves.
My finished card size is 3.5 x 5. While trying to fix a stamping mistake, I made the happy discovery that if I double stamp the circles from Sketch Shapes and rotate the stamp 90 degrees for the second stamp, I get a cool sort of plaid pattern on the stamp.
I'm entering this one at Dynamic Duos DD#96, and I used PTI Winter Wisteria, Harvest Gold and added Memento London Fog as a neutral.
Here is my set so far. I'll see what color challenges are posted when I get back from my trip and finish off the set.
I got a new toy this week, and spent way too much time trying to figure out how to use it. The Gift Bag Punch Board was super easy to use, once I figured out the confusing directions. I looked at a lot of tutorials, but found this one to be the most helpful. Here are some little bags I made with some of the 12X12 scrapbook papers I had in my stash.
I made one modification and that was to adhere a strip of coordinating paper to the very top of the paper that I was using as my bag. I also made a matching tag by gluing a small piece of patterned paper to a piece of white card stock and then cutting a tag using the smallest Reverse Confetti Tag Me die. I stamped 'to' and 'from' on the tag using To You From Me.
That's it for me for a while. I hope you all have a good Easter week.
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