Hello! Today I have two cards to share and both have just a splash of color on them. First up is a card for Color Throwdown, Fusion (I mainly used the Fusion sketch) and Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge. When I saw the color inspiration photo for CTD I noticed that there was woodgrain in the background behind the string heart so I looked through my patterned paper collection and finally found a piece with a woodgrain design. I die cut that with the smaller scalloped square from the Reverse Confetti Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts. Some white cardstock was die cut with an AJVD rectangle die and then I adhered the scalloped frame to the white panel. The center cut piece was adhered with foam tape for dimension. The floral image from the RC Something Wonderful was stamped on white cardstock with Catherine Pooler Flirty Fuchsia ink and die cut with the matching die. I adhered that to the raised square. I placed the panel in my stamping tool and stamped the sentiment from the Mod Floral Stack stamp set. I finished things off with a little black twine bow and then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.
The second card is for Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (black, white and one color). I have to admit that when I see a sketch I often can't get past the shapes that are used for the sketch and really have to push myself to use other shapes. However when I saw the FMS layout I immediately wanted to make a card using triangles! I have a set of triangle dies from MFT that I have never used so I pulled those out to make my card. The floral image is from the beautiful Honey Bee Stamps Winter Anenome set. I decided to use the largest image from the set, but didn't need part of it as it would have gone off the edge of my panel and did not look right. So I did a little masking on my stamp and then inked up the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Before I started coloring the image I laid out the larger triangle and then placed the smaller one on top to determine where I would need to die cut the second image that I needed to stamp. Once everything was stamped I colored the one flower with Marvy Uchida alcohol ink markers. Then I die cut the large triangle from the main panel. I die cut the smaller triangle from the second image and then colored it. Finally I die cut the main panel, stamped the sentiment and assembled everything on a light gray cardstock base. I'm pretty pleased with how my idea turned out. I only wish that my triangles were just a little bit taller and thinner.
Supplies: Card #1: Cardstock: PTI white, SU! Smoky Shadow; PP: My Mind's Eye; Stamps: Reverse Confetti; Dies: Reverse Confetti and AJVD; Inks: Catherine Pooler and VersaFine CLAIR; Black twine: Stampin Up!
Card #2: Cardstock: PTI white; SSS Fog; Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps; Dies: MFT and AJVD; Inks: Memento and VersaFine CLAIR; Coloring medium: Marvy Uchida alcohol ink markers