Hi stampers! I had some time to stamp before work the other day so I went to work on a couple more challenges...yes, I'm obsessed with challenges as of late. BUT they make it so easy to create. You see, I don't feel like I'm that creative when left to my own devices....but put a color or sketch challenge in front of me and my brain kicks on! So, I'm trying to case less and create more, on my own that is! Anyway, I was checking out the Hand Stamped Sentiements theme challenge for the week and was shocked that when I looked there was only ONE entry so far! (You can find the challenge HERE.) Well, that just will not do! So I got to work and came up with this card:
Stamps: July Fourth (retired)
Paper: Sahara sand, not quite navy, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Ink: Versamark, not quite navy, cherry cobbler
Accessories: Rhinestones, modern label and dotted ribbon punches, smooch sprays, gold and silver embossing powders, 3 inch circle die, scalloped circle die
The theme was Memorial Day of course so I busted out an old set from last year's Summer Mini catalog (that did NOT get inked up enough last year I might add). I also tacked on the sketch challenge from The Paper Players this week too. (And you can find that challenge HERE). I decided to use this sketch because I thought the scalloped circle mimicked the fireworks theme I had going. I also wanted it to be just a bit special so I added the gold and silver embossing and I sprayed the card base with gold and silver smooch spray to tie it together! Hope you like it and hope everyone has a fun and safe long weekend (although SOME of us ie: me, have to work so it's really a normal 2 day weekend, hehe)! And I hope you get some stamping time too! Happy stamping!