This was such an incredibly hard challenge for me. First off, here was the Color Combo #15 Challenge:
I knew I wanted to do a halloween card with this combo, and thought it would be easy - boy was I wrong!! I had such a difficult time with this challenge, and sat down with this card many times to try and rework it until I had something I was finally happy with. Here is what I finally came up with:
The only original components of the first card that made it into my final card was the black card base and the rust stamped bracket. Nothing else really worked on this card, but I love the final version.
The stamped image was from the Twick or Tweet stamp set. I stamped it on Naturals White cardstock twice, and cut one of those images out to add a little dimension. The image was colored in with the Really Rust chalk from my Stampin Pastels. For the background, I cut out a Scallop Square using my Big Shot, and then added strips of various papers (from Night and Day DSP, Really Rust Cardstock) and Black Gingham Ribbon. Finally, the bracket was cut using my Big Shot out of Naturals White cardstock, and stamped with one of the stamps from the Circle Circus stamp set with Really Rust ink.
Welcome to my site!!
I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.