I did a little work in my craft room yesterday and finished up a couple of cards today, so I'm finally getting a blog post in.
Day 1 was all about a color combo for the week and three sketches. Here's my take.
Day 2 was stamping techniques.
I loved the dragged gelato look. I don't have gelato, or any glossy cardstock, so I did mine with Distress Inks. I ended up making two cards, each one on a different card stock. I think a gloss card stock would have worked much better. I cut the opening with my Cricut, and used a sentiment from My Craft Spot, masking off the "you". The die cut "you" is from Papertrey Ink and the stars from Simon Says Stamp.
Day 5 (yes, 5. I skipped 3 and 4 for now.) introduced some alternate color combos. I ended up using the original ones with a technique shared by Jennifer McGuire.
I must say that this card was WAY out of my comfort zone. Not because I have difficulty with the design but because I don't do much image stamping and have very few stamps. I just happened to pick up a flower stamp set from Inkadinkadoo on clearance at Marshall's last spring, and another small set at WalMart from Studio G yesterday.
I just hope I don't get addicted to stamping now because this was actually fun. Part of the idea was to use vellum to tone down the bright colors on the card but I actually like them. This is a double layer of vellum, stamped with a sentiment from Hero Arts and embossed with silver. I stamped and cut out a couple of the flowers to add on top of the vellum. That is definitely NOT my strong suit. With all the quilt making I've done, I have a difficult time cutting paper with scissors. Go figure.
Here's a picture of the plain card front.
FYI: You should take a look at some of your other stamps for small images. The little yellow flower came as part of a My Craft Spot stamp set. The same Hero Arts set that the sentiment is from had a tiny flower that looked a lot like the image I call Queen Anne's Lace that I used to fill in. All the inks are from Hero Arts.
Now that I have finally posted for the first time in over a week, I'm getting anxious to get back to my paper. I have a couple of challenges that look interesting and more class homework. Next challenge: a 10 minute card. Wish me luck.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is full of creativity in one form or another.