I am squeaking in at the last moment with a card for WPlus9's Throwback Thursday challenge. I used WPlus9 inks and Pretty Little Peonies and Pretty Peonies along with a sentiment from one of the Strictly Sentiment sets for my card. I followed the basic sketch of one of Maureen's inspiration cards.
My next card is inspired by the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch #272 and uses the Stamping With Neutrals technique shown in Make it Monday #214. You can see that I rotated the sketch counter clockwise 90 degrees.
It was my first time using Brushed Blooms and Background Basics Random Stripes and I don't know why I waited so long. My focal point is on a panel cut with MFT Pinking Edge rectangle dies, and I only had them for a couple of hours before using them on two cards, so I feel pretty good about that purchase already. I am also entering this card at Simon Says Monday For the Love of Plants.
I used the Old Rose Prints stencil from Stamplorations on my next card. I sprayed a ton of Heidi Swapp pink color shine through the stencil and then let it dry. IRL, it is very shimmery. I am liking the look of pink, gold and black lately, so I paired that panel with some gold striped washi tape and a PTI die cut frame stamped with a gold border.
I am entering this card at Stamplorations June challenge: Stamps and Washi and Stamplorations Anything Goes.
I have been really enjoying playing in the Retro Rubber challenges, as it encourages me to pull out some of my older stamps that I still love. The challenge at A Blog Named Hero is Favorite, so I pulled out one of my very favorite Hero Arts Stamps--Birthday Gift, and used it in one of my favorite ways--stamping it multiple times in different colors, cutting them apart and then stacking them back together.
I used the same WPlus9 inks that were still out on my desk from the first card. I sponged Little Piggy ink on the edges of my pinked layer to match the 2nd layer of my Birthday Gift image.
The challenge at Retro Rubber #16 is tie it on, and so I cut off the stamped bow from the very top layer of the stack and replaced it with a tiny twine bow. The stamp I used for this challenge is one of the very first wood stamps I bought when I started stamping about 5 years ago.
Last up is a very quick card I made as soon as I saw the latest CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I took a pretty literal interpretation of the sketch, and used a butterfly from Hero Arts Antique Engravings, embossed in white and water colored with Distress Inks. I masked off a square on my card front and stamped it with the PTI Crackle stamp using WPlus9 Fairy Dust ink.
I am entering this card at Addicted to CAS #65 Butterfly and the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe Challenge, where I used the diagonal 'watercolor-birthday theme-heat embossing.
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