Saturday, January 7, 2023

Just playin' around

 It has been a long time since I've posted a "just playin' around" post.  I have decided that I want to participate more in challenges.   I've let that part of my crafting life go and how can I expect those to participate in my challenge if I don't participate in others.  Maybe that's a silly thought, but that's me!

I made this card for my the two ladies I write to weekly.  The colors are from this week's Just Us Girls challenge.  My card features Nov 22 Stamp/Die of the Month from Spellbinders as well as the Essential Arches dies.  I am obsessed with these dies!

This was such a quick and easy notecard.  I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink which is why the saturation isn't as strong on the floral image.  I used a blender to dab on the two colors, the other being Broken China.  I did ink and stamp it about 3 times, I just couldn't get bolder color.  It worked well on the background stamp. 

I challenged myself to use an old stamp (background) and a new stamp.  I had yet to use the Nov stamp/die of month, so it was a perfect opportunity for me.

I think this turned out well for it essentially being a single layer card.  There are no bells and whistles which makes this a single postage stamp card.  If you have read my blog before, you know how much of a fan I am of those!

Well, thanks for the visit and I hope your New Year is off to a great start.

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

ElizStewart said...

Melissa... great use of the colors. Love the arched focal point over the really fun background. So love it when I hear that folks are loving old stamps. This is the year of conservation for me... no new buys. I too want to see what I can do with my stash! Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely card! I love the background. And your blog is the colors of our challenge this week! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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