Good evening! Tonight I'm featuring two different challenge cards.
First up- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- You've got the Edge
I started with the blended background scalloped stitched edge (by MFT). I still kind of laugh whenever I use these dies. These are not actually the ones I meant to purchase, but I love them all the same. Really, how can you go wrong with scallops and stitching, right??
The colours I used for the background edge were Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers.
My process for this card was actually deciding on the sentiment first. I figured, it's a SSS Challenge, why not pull out some SSS product. I keep some of my stamps in the Avery Elle style pockets, and i fit two in each pocket, so what do I have tucked in with the Wishing and Sending set? The Adult Beverages set. I saw it and thought, Perfect!
I stamped two of the glasses and pulled out a few coordinating Copics and got to work. Once that was all done, I cut them out. I also added a touch of white gel pen for the little "shine" and Wink of Stella over it all to give it a shimmer.
Here's a close-up of my Copic colouring and the shimmer on these.
Next up is the Casology 5th anniversary challenge- Balloons. I had all sorts of lofty ideas, but I wanted to keep my card clean and simple, and I also didn't want to let all my recently pinned balloon cards influence me too much. It's also very hot here right now, and without central air conditioning, it can be a bit tough feeling motivated to be another more than a "blump" (that's blob+lump by the way)
I used another SSS set- Birthday Balloons. I love the simple balloon images in this set, and it has some really wonderful fonts. I stamped and fussy cut the balloons and then added a few sequins for interest. I was originally going to do this as a white card, but I liked the idea of balloons floating up against a sky-coloured backdrop.
Inks used were Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, and Amethyst Allure (form PTI)
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