Happy Tuesday, peeps! Hope your week is going well so far! Stamp Ink Paper has a color challenge this week:
It wasn't my intention to use the same stamp set this week as I did on my card last week, but it just happened that way! This time, I focused more on the matching dies, Hometown Greeting Edgelits as well as the Hearts Come Home set:
While my card was a little labor-intensive, it wasn't hard to do at all! I began by using all three of the larger dies in the set and cut out a strip of each in Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Barely Banana (retired) cardstocks. Then I cut another three from thick white cardstock, leaving enough to cover the front of my Smoky Slate card. I trimmed the buildings from each strip and glued them to the white strip in a pleasing pattern:
Each successive row is popped up with dimensionals to make it stand out.
The little pieces pop out of these diecuts fairly easily, but I found for the stubborn smaller ones, I simply laid the diecut on top of a sticky lint roller and pushed on the piece I wanted to pop out with a piercing tool; they popped right out and stuck to the roller! This worked great with the little windows especially! I stamped the sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Pool Party ink at the bottom:
Then I diecut a couple more trees to add to the snowy hill. All the trees, roofs and snowmen are covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter for a snowy look!
There are many ways these colors can be used...be sure to check out the SIP blog to see how the designers put them to use, and be sure to share your creation with us as well!
I am going to take a little bloggy break for a week or so...my shingles outbreak has sapped my strength a little more than I imagined it would! With Dana's wedding coming up on Saturday, I want to make sure I don't feel drained! So I'll be back soon, hopefully with some wedding pix too. I hate being away from all my blog friends but I hope you'll understand! Meanwhile, here are some photos I have taken over the last few weeks around home:
Sunrise on my morning walk:
Some dew-drenched "weeds" along the roadside:
A little toad in our back yard:
And a bald eagle at dusk, perched atop what I call the neighbor's "spooky tree":
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Hearts Come Home, Christmas Pines (stars in the sky)|
|Card stock & Papers||Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Thick White, Barely Banana (retired)|
|Ink||Pool Party, Silver Encore (ret)|
|Accessories||Dazzling Diamonds Glitter|
|Tools||Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Dimensionals|