I am still here! Massive apologies for being missing in blogland this week, I just haven't found any crafty time at all. Then when I sat down today, after making nothing for over a week my mojo decided to go on strike! But after a good old shuffle through my stash I managed to create something, finally!
Most of the cards I've made recently have used very feminine and soft colours so I've gone for something completely different today - a clean and graphic design which will be great for a man's card, something I usually really struggle with.
I wanted to take part in the latest challenge at Less is More which is to use three of something. I then tied this in with the colours from the current challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches. I only have one small pack of Stampin' Up cardstock and three of the colours in this pack are the ones chosen for this week's challenge so I had to go with it!
I started by die cutting a rectangle out of the three different colours of cardstock. I then stamped each rectangle with a different pattern using VersaMark ink before embossing with clear embossing powder to add a gloss finish (and almost burnt my fingers in the process as the rectangles were so small!!). I created a frame for my white cardstock panel by matting onto some matching Island Indigo cardstock and then, after taking ages to work out where to place everything I stamped the sentiment.
I really like how this turned out. I was going to just use VersaMark to create the darker patterns but I think the glossiness of the embossing powder really lifts it.
- Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Geometric Style
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Building Blocks and Geometric Style
- Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
- Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party; white linen cardstock from stash
Less is More - Week 164 - Three of something
CAS - Colours and Sketches - Challenge #66
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