Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #261...

Hi! This week at Addicted To Stamps And More we have the easiest of challenges.

You can create anything for this challenge and link it to our gallery!

I decided to create a masculine card inspired by autumn colors.

I started with the Painted Alphas stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. I love the bold alphas in this set. I lined up the letters to spell the word HAPPY and stamped it a few times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to get a good, dark impression. Lining up the Mudra alpha stamps is super easy as they are cut to align at the top and bottom.

I took out a few Memento dewdrop ink pads and stamped the circle from the Grunge Effects stamp set by Mudra around the edge. I then used the Ferns and Leaves set and stamped the images in black. I used the Simple Alphas set again by Mudra to stamp the word 'birthday'. Initially I stamped it in dark red. But changed my mind and used black. Luckily I was left with a halo of dark red around the word which I really liked. 

To finish I simple trimmed the panel to size and mounted it on a black card base.

Here is a closer look at the card.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please do check out the ATSM blog for more amazing inspiration by my talented team mates! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful entries in our gallery.

Entering my card in the following challenges.

Happy Little Stamper September CAS Challenge:

CSW Challenge #18 - Leaves:

Uniko Challenge #43 - Autumn/Fall with optional twist of Halloween:


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #259...

Hi! This week is the Clean and Simple challenge at Addicted To Stamps And More.

I made a quick card with some watercoloring and stamping.

I used the bud and the foliage stamps from Altenew's Peony Bouquet and stamped them randomly on a piece of watercolor paper. I used distress inks to color the images loosely. Once the panel was dry I trimmed it and mounted it on a navy blue card base.

The sentiment is from the Magical Birthday stamp set by Craftyscrappers. I used Vanilla White EP by Wow! for heat embossing.

I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please don't forget to check out the beautiful creations by rest of the DT at the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. And be sure to link up your creations in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday #480:

As You Like It - Flora or Fauna:
Very tough question as I love animals too! But I will go with flora since flowers and trees always soothe me and make me happy.

Just Add Ink #376 - Just Add 'D':
I used distress inks for coloring.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It

The Flower Challenge #12 - Tic-tac-toe:

I used heat embossing for the sentiment, watercolor and blue.