Hello and happy Monday. I'm here posting a few things I started yesterday and finished today.
I just love my new Stamplorations Houses stamps. I broke them out for the first time and embossed them in white on colored card stock. They were really easy to fussy cut. I added a grass die cut and adhered everything onto a white card front embossed with a Sunrise impression plate. I used the Stamplorations sketch rotated 90 degrees.
I am entering this card at Color Throwdown #326, Stamplorations January Stamps and Ink, Stamplorations Sketch Challenge #26 and Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge.
This card seemed doomed from the start. It is so very simple, but I won't say how many tries ended up in the scrap heap because of irregular or uneven stamping, crooked stamping, ink smudges, etc. And, it looks like it should be a 5 minute card, which it would have been if it wasn't for a string of silly mistakes. To top it off, it was meant for Merry Monday, and I missed the deadline. The good news is that the card finally worked just as I wanted, and I can link it up at Christmas Card Challenges #8 Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps Holiday.
Have you ever sat down to peruse your favorite blogs, caught sight of something inspiring and had to stop it all to make a card right then and there? Well, that happened to me twice yesterday.
First time--I was on Michelle's blog, I Card Everyone, spotted this card for Inkspirational Challenges #74, and had to make something of my own. She totally got me with the paint chips and triangles, and this is what I made:
After that, I happened upon the winners post at The Paper Players and this stunning card by Kylie that was crowned winner last week. I immediately grabbed the nearest piece of patterned paper sitting on my desk and made this:
It was truly a 5 minute card, and I think I'll make some more some time--it's a great design to showcase/use up patterned paper and build up a nice birthday card stash in a hurry. I'm entering this card at this week's Seize the Birthday--no toppings.
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