2) For the Inspired By Stamping Color Challenge, please go here.
I made today's card for the current Simon Says challenge, "The Button Challenge." And I needed a birthday card for my former employer (I'm retired), so 2+2 equals...well, you get it.
I also decided to enter the Divas By Design color challenge, with "challenge" being the operative word.
I LOVE these colors, so don't ask me why I had such a problem with them, but I fussed and fussed and threw this away and that until finally I came up with what you see here. Less fussy after all and very colorful. My work table is another story.
The base layer was embossed with a stripe embossing folder, but that was a lot of aqua staring me in the face, so I swiped a deep teal ink pad across it this way and that until I was happy with the effect. I've been in an ink-swipey mood lately. Call it instant gratification.
Inspired By Stamping because they all mix and match and coordinate with each other so easily. I used Whimsical Banners, Washi Tape (aren't they fun?), Fancy Labels 2 and All Year Wishes II, and I also used the Fancy Labels 2 Dies.
Thank you so much for joining me today, and I hope you find time to fit in some crafting today!
I still think it's a lot of aqua staring me in the face...
Simon Says Stamp and Show - The Button Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon #73 - Masculine w/Ribbon or Trim
Divas By Design - Color Inspiration
Crafts and Me #136 - Something Old (vintage button, ribbon bought in Jan. 2012)
3 Girl JAM #19 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy #90 - Bling It On
Eclectic Ellapu - "B" is for... (blue, black, birthday, banner, button, bling)
613 Ave. Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: "Celebrations"
Friday Sketch Challenge #45