I went ultra clean and graphic, using a PTI Super Stripe to create some clean swoopy banners in Classic Cherry and Electric Lime Ranger Dye inks. I finished with a deep red sentiment and some dots of Stickles. Simple but festive and fun!
I was attracted by the cool fresh colours and the curves. I created masks with Post-it notes and my Creative Memories Curvy Cutter (retired) and sponged Salty Ocean and Mown Lawn. I finished with aSoft Suede sentiment and 'frame'.
Here's my one-layered take on this week's Muse challenge, where our inspiration comes from Guest Muse Shona:
I focused on the colours and simplified the layout a little. But I kept the shimmer! I used a very old Papertrey background dots stamp and Berry Blaze Kaleidecolor ink. I fit my emdash sentiment into the pattern and then filled in the 'blank' spots with dots of stickles.
You have until Monday morning at 8 am to play along with us in this challenge. At that time voting will start and you can vote for your top 3 favourites (even if you didn't link up a card!) until Tuesday at 8. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon. Hope to see you there!
This card was inspired by this post by Vicky Hayes. Vicky is a UK Stampin' Up demo who uses SU! products in fun and unexpected ways - I'm always inspired when I visit her blog.
This time I was inspired by Vicky's use of Painted Petals to build a box. The blossoms are shown without the leaves, and have pops of orangey-yellow. Turns out it's DP, not stamping, but I knew that the look could easily be replicated with the coordinating stamp set.
I used Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock, and one of the sentiments from the set. To introduce the yellow and a graphic element, I masked and sponged the end of my sentiment strip in Adirondack Summer Sunshine.
There are lots of fun ways to go with this! I chose to use a small image (There She Goes Stamps) and a cut-apart sentiment (Uniko - this week's sponsor!) to make a mini focal image. To make sure it stood out, I chose a high-impact colour for the balloon as well as coating it in glossy accents for some shine. I also used a black frame for contrast. Surrounded by all that glorious white space, 'mini' is perfect for a CAS card!
Now it's your turn! Before you go, make sure to check out the rest of the DT's blogs for inspiration!