Well, kids- there are two color challenges going on this week that are Red, White, and Blue. And, I finished a card today for The Paper Players # 199 and went to grab the badge and OOPS- I used the wrong blue- I used SU Pacific Point instead of Night of Navy! It was not even the blue for the other challenge…LOL!
Oh well, it’s all about the journey not the destination, right?
Another little side note….I had a very dear stamping friend email me last night and ask if I ever get frustrated when trying to design a card. She felt like she always ended up copying a card she sees on the internet. I reassured her that everyone does that, and I look for inspiration everywhere- looking at 100s of cards sometimes to get an idea to jumpstart my creativity.
I told her that my Stampin” Success Demonstrator magazine emphasizes and encourages CASEing cards. It was funny that my magazine came today reiterating that very sentiment. As I wrote her back it also reminded me to enjoy making the card even when I am lacking mojo. For example, this simple card came to be after I used up all my mojo planning for my Product Class. I was stumped with what I wanted to do with the colors but knew I could just rely on some basic principles like layering and popping an image with a dimensional to put together a card. I ended up being happy instead of frustrating myself because I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do.
STAMPS: SU Flower Shop, SU Four You
INK: SU Real Red, SU Pacific Point
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Pacific Point, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pacific Point Candy Dot
TOOLS: SU Pansy Punch, SU Corner Rounder
Hey, Nancy- this one is for you since you waited so long for this stamp set:)
Avery has a challenge at the Friday Mashup # 163 that is wide open to show your creative side this week-
1. Use this sketch.
2. Use some patterned papers.
3. Mash it up and use the sketch with patterned papers!
Now, you would think with all this inspiration, I could let my creative juices run wild.
Well, let’s just say…I was in the CAS mood the day I had time to get my post done so here ya go, stampers… (sorry my sentiment looks washed out in the photo- it really doesn’t in person?)
STAMPS: SU Four You
INK: Memento Black
PAPER: SU Fresh Prints (retired), SU Real Red, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
TOOLS: SU Chalk Talk Framelits, SU 1″ and 1 1/4″ Square punches
Now, Get out that stack of paper you are hoarding and get to work!
I hope you all can play along this week.
Be sure to check out what the Design Team has for you for inspiration this week:)
It’s time for another challenge at The Dynamic Duos! This week’s Black Tie challenge #99 includes Rich Razzleberry and Black with a dessert option of Gold. I kept it clean and simple since I needed a male birthday card that was easily mailable.
When I was in school, I was always keen on instructions but this last week proves I am slipping, first not watching the ombre tutorial for the Friday Mashup and now…I did not see the gold option until I was uploading on our DD site and saw Annette’s and Julie’s gilded cards! Ooops…gold would have been easy to incorporate, too. But now, any of you who don’t add it will have company!
STAMPS: SU Four You, SU Perfect Pennants (star)
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU SAB 2013 Sycamore Street DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Candy Dots (Ha- out of black ones so they are white ones colored with a black Sharpie!)
TOOLS: SU Banner Framelits, SU Chevron Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig for that straight sentiment-Yea!
So, will you go the gold? I bet many will…can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. Head over to the Dynamic Duos to see what the fantastic Design Team has come up to inspire you this week.
Sara has a sketch challenge for us this week and a chance to “ombre” it up with the
Friday Mashup # 156.
1. Create a project using the “Sketch”.
2. Create a project with the “Ombre’ Background Technique”.
3. Or Mash it up and create a project an “Ombre’ Background & The Sketch”
I have to confess I read ombre background and forgot to watch the tutorial. Don’t forget to watch it! We would love to see what you come up with this week.
I did do an ombre background with my sketch though! I chose three similar colors- Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party. This was tricky to photograph with the tilted frame- every which way I took the picture, it looked wonky but in person- it is bright and symmetrical…lol.
STAMPS: SU Four You, SU Simple Stems
PAPER: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Pool Party, SU Whisper White
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Coastal Cabana
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU SAB 21014 Pool Party Button, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Perfect Polka Dots EF, SU Secret Garden Framelits, ?Photo Frame Die