Friday, May 10, 2013


I'm on a roll right now.  With a few days off and needing to switch my focus from looking after my Father to other things I have decided to play along on a couple of different challenges today.

The first challenge is a colour challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
The second challenge is from Clean & Simple Stamping.
I found the sketch challenge first and then decided on the colour challenge.  Next came the stamp set to use.  I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve and needed just the right stamp set to accomplish it.  I love clean and simple cards and enjoy making them, but don't do it enough.
Starting with a little math and using Post-it notes I masked off the top and middle where the sentiment would go.  Next, again using the Post-it notes I started with the individual lines.  Each line is 3/4" wide with a small space between them.  I inked up my stamp set starting with the lightest colour first and then randomly added the additional colours.  Once the area had been stamped I then coloured in the area with a sponge.
Once I had all the stamping and sponging done I removed the masked area for the sentiment and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the Sentiment.
The inside of the card has the same stamp used just across the bottom corner but with no sponging.

I have not taken part in either of these challenge sites before so I hope that I have done them both justice.  

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  1. Lovely, thanks for playing our color combo challenge, wonderful!

    Leanne DT 4 CC!

  2. Very pretty card! Nice stamped/inked strips and the sentiment is just perfect for your space. :)

  3. Pretty card, love the sentiment!

  4. Wow! Awesome card and great technique. TFS!

  5. Wow! Awesome card and technique. TFS!

  6. Amazing use of masking! LOVE this, Nancy! The colors are fabulous, too! Thanks for joining our DT call at House of Cards--good luck! Mynn, Owner HOC Challenge

  7. Very pretty. Were these distress inks you used ?

  8. Simply wonderful card. I love the pattern paper and the really wonderful layout. thanks for explaining how you did it. thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  9. Oh my goodness, Nancy - your card is jaw-dropping GORGEOUS! From the colours, to the layout to the sentiment to the techniques: winning combination that is absolutely stunning! WOW!! Thank you for sharing this - and now I'm off to check out more of your 'pretties'. Have an excellent Monday!

  10. Gorgeous CAS card using our colors this week at 4 Crafty Chicks - awesome technique!

  11. Gorgeous! I hope you link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!!