I've been having a brain block today when it comes to making cards. Too the point that I had to go for a jog so I could think up some card ideas!
Over at the Play Date Cafe there is a beautiful, soft color palette this week and it was just screaming at me to do something a wee bit different. Take a peek at the great inspirational photo...
I wanted something masculine because I rarely do masculine cards and I really wanted to ink up a Stampin' Up! set that hasn't seen the any ink yet, so here is what I came up with:
You'll have to excuse the poor photo...no natural light left to take a pic and my camera and fluorescent lights don't seem to like each other :) I originally was going to use Jessica Witty's sketch from the Go-to-Sketches magazine on pg. 133, but somehow those eight circles turned into a square grid pattern going down the side. To acheive this, I just stamped my acrylic blocks on my ink pads and stamped them on the card base in different directions. Then I stamped the travel images in Really Rust going down the edge over top. I always admire card markers that can pull off that collage-y look in one area and this is what I intended, but it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it too. I would have preferred to have my "Live every Moment" rub-on directly on the card base, but alas I wasn't thinking clearly and rubbed it on a different sheet of cardstock! lol (oh well). In short, I think I still pulled off my CAS style, but with a little twist by "attempting" the collage-y look.
Live every Moment Card
(all supplies Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamps: Sentimental Journey
Ink: Soft Sky, So Saffron, Really Rust
Button: So Saffron
Fiber: Linen thread
Tools: (corner rounder, circle punch) Creative Memories
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