I have crafted several cards this week in preparation for my Stamper's 10 group this Saturday. While I do like all of the cards, none of them were exactly what I wanted to use for the "make & take" demonstration. So, through inspiration from Kristina Werner (via her Color Inspiration Challenges...http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/), I decided to do a Valentine card using a stenciling technique. To create the hearts, I used the Heart To Heart punch to make a stencil. I placed the stencil over the white paper and rolled the Fast Flowers wheel over the entire thing. Before removing the stencil, I sponged some Riding Hood Red ink over the stencil. What do you think?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
If I haven't mentioned it before, I LOVE Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenges (http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/)!!! I love color, but I do have to admit that I tend to find a color combination that I love and wear it out. This is why I wait in anticipation each week to discover what hues Kristina has put together to stretch our creative color palette. This week, the challenge colors are: more mustard, so saffron, taken with teal, old olive and whisper white. I had recently borrowed the Simply Said stamp set from a friend, and I've been waiting to use it until inspiration struck. Immediately when I saw this challenge, I knew I had to use this set! Just as a note in case you can't tell from the picture, the teal paper is crimped (my latest obsession), and the heart is popped up on a dimensional. This is a special card for my in-laws to thank them for all that they do. What do you think?