Now for some highlights. Check out this adorable cow card by Sarah:
First of all, I love this stamp set! Secondly, I love how all the cows are colored differently. And finally, the glossy highlights on the milk can are a perfect detailed touch!
Next is this card by Anne:
I chose this card because of the geometric shape at the bottom and how it wraps up with a nice embellishment in the middle. I also liked how Anne kept the white border all the way around the bottom.
Check out these little piggies by Crystal:
I noticed that she colored some mud on them – so cute! My favorite part of this card was that the grass started at the bottom edge. It’s a perfect scene for bottom-heavy.
Finally, another card by Sarah:
I always admire a card that uses patterned paper well, and this is one of them! The green is perfect. I think my first thought would have been “we need another color!”, but no, that’s why this card is so good.
Thank you again to everyone who participated. I’ll be back tomorrow with the launch of the July “Favorite Color Combos” Challenge. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I hope everyone is having a great summer! Today’s card is cheerful – I really like the Colorful Seasons stamp set I just purchased. It has such a variety of stamps for so many different occasions.
I stamped the background with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I use both this ink and the matching cardstock all the time – it’s a great option for adding a subtle detail to your card. It’s a very light ink, which enabled me to stamp over it and not mess with masking! Here is a close-up of the flowers:
This may be the easiest, fastest card I’ve ever made, and it’s because the stamp set does all the work for you. I used the Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs set, which is part of a line Stampin’ Up! calls “distinktive”. These stamps consist of photo-realistic images. I found that the best results are from darker inks. With lighter inks, you miss some of the detail.
With simple stamping cards, I think the colors you use are very important – it’s mostly what your card is about. I used Pacific Point and a new Stampin’ Up! color: Granny Apple Green. I love this color so much! In the video, I also talked a little bit about the new ink pads.
Time for another challenge! For July the theme is going to be “favorite color combos”. What is your favorite set of colors to use together? Sometimes I feel that figuring out my colors can be the hardest part of design. I thought it would be nice to have a gallery to go to for inspiration.
Today Simon Says Stamp has a new release called Good Vibes, and this Hibiscus die is part of the collection. I did a little watercolor with Distress Oxide inks to create the background. Multiple layers of color, drying in between, creates a very interesting look. When doing this kind of watercolor, I like to limit the colors (this time I used two). With more colors, it gets muddy quickly.
The purpose of Throwback Thursday is to “repurpose” some of the older content, making it new again. With the hundreds of videos, you probably have forgotten or maybe missed some of the old stuff. So, once a month I’m here with a fun reminder.
I wanted to choose a card that was bottom heavy for this month’s challenge, but I seriously couldn’t find one!! This one, however, was pretty close. Remove the top strip and there you go. 🙂
The hearts bridge the open space, and the heart behind it lines up with the die cut when the card is closed. A fun way to use an intricate die.
See the post for details and a video. Have a wonderful day!
I have another bottom-heavy card as inspiration for the June Challenge. This card is so simple – you can adapt it with any stamps and paper you have on hand.
For some reason, I had a bad Copic day and struggled a little with my cat. Oh well, these things happen. Here is a close-up of my coloring… my paper was so soaked from the overcoloring that it started to warp, lol!
I’m here with another card in the spirit of the June Bottom-Heavy Challenge. Honestly, this challenge is kind of easy, so I encourage you to try it!!
I used the inside piece of the Center Cut Flowers stamp by Simon Says Stamp. I used the outside piece of this stamp on this card. The flowers are colored with Zig Watercolor Markers, which give it a very subtle blend of blue and purple. I colored, cut, and popped up some of the flowers on the front as well. Here is a close-up: