Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday Stamps Challenge #145

Hello everyone!  When I saw the inspiration image over at the Sunday Stamps Challenge this week, I really wanted to participate as I love the color palette.  Since I am in full on Valentine mode right now, I wanted to try to incorporate these colors into a masculine card. It seems like all guys like orange, my husband included.  When I met him, he actually had an orange corvette but that was more than 30 years ago.    

For my card, I started with a card base made from Smokey Shadow Cardstock.  For the striped paper, I used a sheet from the My Mind's Eye Fancy That Paper Collection. This collection is no longer available at Simon Says Stamp but I happened to find 3 of the 6 x 6 Pads when I was in Dallas at Christmas. I really wanted a more orange color on the one stripe, so I ink blended with Berry Sorbet and Melon Berry Inks to make it more orange.  I masked off the other stripes with Post-It Tape so I wouldn't accidentally get the ink on the greys which probably would have made them look brown and muddy.  While that dried, I did ink blending on a piece of Canson XL Watercolor Paper with the same inks, spritzed it with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and set it aside to dry for a few minutes as well.

Since my designer paper has gold foil on it, I chose that as my neutral and cut a heart from Gold Foiled Cardstock using Little B Hearts Cutting Dies.  One of the hearts is the cutting die and the other puts the cross stitched edge on the heart. Then I cut the smaller heart to go on top of the gold heart.


The Sentiment is the Big Basics: Love You Die from Papertrey Ink and I cut it from Smoky Shadow Cardstock.  The bitty heart is from the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die and I always seem to have a few of these laying around.  This is a very Clean and Simple (CAS) card with bold graphics - just the way my hubby likes them.

Be sure to stop over at the Sunday Stamps Challenge Blog to see all the entries and the Design Team's Inspiration.

5 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job making a masculine Valentine's day card. super classy.
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  2. The touches of gold are so pretty! And your die cut sentiment is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

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  3. Wow! What a stunner Vicki! That gold is so pretty, but yet definitely has a masculine feel to it!

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  4. Love the stitching around the cool heart. Gold makes everything really pop. A striking card. Thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps! this week! :)

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  5. Vicki, this is so beautiful! I love the stitching and the way you created the background for your heart! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

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