Less Is More Challenge- 3 stamps

Okay, this was waaay more challenging than I expected. The Less Is More challenge this week was to use 3 stamps.  Using only 3 stamps was difficult as a little voice inside of me kept saying “can’t I use just one more?”, though to tell the truth no matter how many stamps were allowed I probably would have wished I could use just one more!

It has been a while since I have used pigment inks.  I smudged several cards before I remembered that pigment inks dry slowly, and then I ruined the next card  by sliding my sentiment stamp out of place.  Only after making several cards (actually card fronts) did it occur to me to try erasing the ink smudge.  It worked!

Hero Arts Background of Six Scribbles; Heidi Grace 4×8 Butterfly; Ditto Hello Friend

It has also been a while since I have done masking, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it.  I used my new Tim Holtz Peacock Feather  Distress Ink for the background.  Pretty color, huh?

Great Impressions Scroll and Leaves”; Heidi Grace 4×8 Butterfly;TPC Studios Music


Yellow challenge and a baby card

Whew- the last 2 weeks have been crazy with handbell concerts.  It was fun but I’m ready to get back into my normal routine.

This first card is a challenge one from Less Is More.  The color challenge was yellow and, of course,there is  a lot of white space.

I cut the front out of white and mounted it to the yellow card using dimensional adhesive to give the card more depth.

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This next card is another from the card base set that I used last time .  The scalloped circle was just right for the circle baby phrase.  The pardstock is from a 6×6 pad from MY Minds Eye called Lime Twist.  The colors and patterns are really fun and could be used for a lot of different cards.

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That’s it for now.  After looking at Mel’s blog dealing with washi tape I am ready to start on making my own .  Maybe I’ll have a sample or 2 next time.