I had some fun using some different shades of blue and green today. The first card is for the Mojo Monday challenge, but is also the 365 card challenge (Day 232) for the day. The challenge for 365 was to use fabric as inspiration. I made this great purse a month ago out of some beautiful Amy Butler fabrics, and I used it as my inspiration today:Here's the card that I made:
I used the large medallion stamp, stamped with Not Quite Navy ink on Bermuda Bay cardstock. I then stamped the image using Not Quite Navy ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and cut out a rectangle. I then used the scallop punch to cut out the center of the image that was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The final layer was cut out using the 1 1/4" punch - Not Quite Navy ink stamped on Bermuda Bay cardstock.
The bottom of the card was finished off with a strip of Not Quite Navy cardstock, cut out in a wave pattern, and Bermuda Bay grosgrain ribbon was added. The thank you sentiment was stamped from the For all you do set. I stamped the polka dots with only a little Bermuda Bay ink, and then stamped the thank you in Not Quite Navy ink.
The second card I did today is for the 365 Card Challenge (Day 231), and the challenge was to think clouds.I used the sponge daubers to ink Mellow Moss and Sage Shadow in the sky to make a unique cloud image on the card. I then used the same colors in cardstock on the bottom to create the rolling hills effect - I like how it came out on my card the other day, so I thought I'd use it again. The tree came from the Branch Out stamp set (on the retired list), and I inked leaves using the Mellow Moss and Sage Shadow ink. The stamped images come out darker than the sponged area.
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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.