Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014-2016 In Colors

When I get the new In Colors, my first card for that month's club is always something that uses all 5 colors, in both the cardstock and the inks, as a reference for them to see what they look like in real life. It's always a challenge, but this year is my favourite so far. And I managed to not only have all the colors stamped, but I did it on both the coordinating cardstocks as well as on the Whisper White, so all aspects are accounted for.

 In doing so, I was afraid I would clutter the card up too much, and while I worried about adding the 3 watercolor stamps to the sentiment, I came up with a brilliant new use for the Stamp-a-ma-jig (if I do say so myself ;) )... below is the card when I thought it "might" be finished. I wanted to add the watercolour stamps and use each colour but I thought it might be too busy. So I put the clear, easy clean sheet from the Stamp-a-ma-jig over the card and stamped onto that. Turns out it looked just right :)

Challenges I used:

CAS(E) This Sketch - (see sketch below)
SUO Challenges - Stamping on the Background
Crafty Creations - The letter S (spots, stripes, splashes, stamps, Stamp-a-ma-jig)
Simon Says Stamp - Masculine
My Sheri Crafts - Anything Masculine


  1. Gorgeous! Love the background.

  2. Very cool looking! Great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  3. Oh, this is so cool! Fantastic take on the sketch!

  4. I like how you caused the background color to graduate from light to heavy on the card base -- very nicely done! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges this week.

  5. What a great way to highlight all of the new In-Colors and love the use of the Hexagon framelit!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  6. I think this card turned out Fabulously!! Love the watercolor additions to it - it completes the look!!
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  7. Love all the elements you have used to create the background. Thanks for joining us at SUO.

  8. This is a great card! Fun design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Fabulous card, lots of great details and such a lovely composition. Thank you for joining our 'S' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and please come back tomorrow for a brand new one.
    Anna xxx