I found this neon washi at Staples and new it would make a brilliant card! I spaced them out evenly and then cut a square. I cobbled together a sentiment from Right at Home Stamps (Simple Sentiments) and A Muse Studio (British Invasion).
Bold, bright colours work in CAS design - having lots of white space and a neutral card base keep it clean and also let the colours stand out!
Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you come up with! Don't forget to drop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration:
When I finished that card, I made another. This one turned out to be a blend of this week's Muse (stone base) and the Featured Stamper (black base) as well as an experiment in how different backgrounds can make the card look completely different. Which one do you like?
Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Tracey has given us a lovely spring inspiration:
I also made this as a tribute and thank you to Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps. I'm sure by now you've heard that Waltzingmouse is closing at the end of March. Over the years I've collected a number of Waltzingmouse Stamp sets and many of the images and sentiments have become old favourites. This set was long on my wish list but for some reason never made it into my cart. When I heard that my time was limited, I purchased it right away and it seemed fitting to use it for today's card.
I focused on Tracey's:
-colour scheme (I popped the colours up a little)
-layout (I inverted it)
So my Right at Home stamps came the other day - I ordered Abstract Florals and Simple Sentiments after seeing some amazing inspiration on their blog and from other stampers. I dove right in and these sets play well together!
I created a set of cards that could be a gift set or just used individually. I used the same layout (white square focal panel, soft stone card base) and played with some of the flowers.
Love the versatility of these stamps - solids, outlines, flowers, stems, leaves - the possibilities are endless!
I decided to be inspired by one of my favourite musicians - here we are together a couple of years ago:
I stamped a Waffleflower (Rain Check) lightning bolt in red and then masked and stamped a thin stripe of blue. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
Now it's your turn - March is definitely a month where weather is on our minds a lot (at least here in Toronto - it's always changeable, but hopefully on its way to warming up to a lovely spring!) Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration:
This is my second post today - scroll down for my Featured Stamper post.
Today is a very, very special day! It's Kim's birthday! Kylie is hosting a 2-week link-up so that you can join in (those Aussies, really know how to party, don't they? lol!).
I decided to use the current Fusion challenge as my inspiration:
I absolutely adore these little birds! I would never have remembered that I had them but because I have all my stamp sets catalogued in Evernote, I just typed 'birds' into the search function and these guys came up - in a Christmas set of all places!
As you can see, an old favourite has made another appearance - the sentiment has been used many, many time!
Happy Birthday, my friend! Wishing you a very happy day and a wonderful year!
Here I am for my second challenge as March GD for The Card Concept. Here's the new inspiration:
I fell in love with this Easter set from Sunny Studio when Stephanie brought it to Stamp Day on Saturday. I simply stamped the egg carton image, coloured with copics and stickles and added a Papertrey sentiment.
Lucky me! There are 5 Wednesdays in March so I get one more turn as GD - see you back here on March 31!
It's easy to keep one-layer cards CAS. It's even easier if you only use one colour and leave lots of white space.
I wanted my card to look hand-doodled but without the stress of getting it 'right' (meaning I stamped it rather than trying to actually doodle! lol!).
I thought blue ink would make it look authentic - often the pen I have in my hand when I doodle has blue ink!
I also used repetition - another doodly trick. For the flower, I chose an outline stamp and stamped it repeatedly, ensuring slight movement each time. For the sentiment, I chose one that looked handwritten.
I also tried a new trick I learned at our Stamp Day on Saturday, from Stephanie. Stephanie doesn't like to see the holes in sequins, so she puts a tiny dot of silver stickles in the centre - isn't it pretty?
Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper: ju012835 (Julie). I chose this rainbow card from her amazing gallery as my inspiration:
I love using rainbow colours (linking up to ABNH's rainbow challenge) and I had some fun with a simple row of dots, lots of inks and some sentiments. In fact, I had twice the fun (see below for my second card).
I focused on Julie's:
-rows of rainbow colours
-black sentiment on the right
-'natural' image (star vs cloud)
-did not separate my rows of colour
-size and shape of card
We had a Minc demo from Stephanie (and now we all need to foil all the things!) and played with all the new goodies we had all ordered since our last stamp day. And ate. And laughed. Mostly laughed! We've done this a few times now, so we're getting pretty good at being productive as well - I have a couple of fun cards coming up this week that I started during the afternoon. What a fantastic start to March break!
I don't have a lot of joke (or even punny) stamps, so I decided to go with a famous laugh.
When you look closely, this card really has quite a lot going on - die cut panel. Die cut & coloured image. Plus another solid, dark image/sentiment which grounds Santa. By limiting the colour palette to (mostly) red, white and black, and preserving white space, the card still feels clean and simple.