Monday 15 September 2014

One never before used stamp card in two colours

You know how sometimes things get a little out of hand when you start crafting... That's certainly the case with today's post of not one but two cards. It all started with a simple little colour challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.

I completely fell for the bright colour combo which is actually strange as I'm no big fan of yellows or oranges but for some reason this colour combo really hit home. I found a nice flower stamp from a set from Kanban that actually I have never used, despite owning the stamp for at long time. The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Create Your Own Background so that's exactly what I did, and for that I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil and Tim Holtz distress inks. 
Colour scheme one: Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmelade
I stamped and coloured the image inside the card and on the envelope.
I have been running into the NBUS challenge lately on blogs I am following, and thought that's such a great idea. NBUS stands for never-before-used-schtuff. Guilty as charged, and happy to play with some of my untouched goodies. The stamp I used is completely virginal, and in fact the stencil I used for the background has never been used before. Or it has been used, but nothing I have created with it has so far made it to an actual finished card, so that's as good as unused. One of the options for the current NBUS challenge is to make two cards with the same stamp, so I decided that's what I'll do next. 

For my second card, I looked for colour inspiration and found that both Colour Me...! challenge and Just Add Ink have a palette of turquoise and yellow. So all in all, the card that started with one simple colour challenge ended up being two cards and five challenges in total! Now the only question is, which one is the prettier one?

Colour scheme two: Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed
Some stamping inside the card as well
Cardstock: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth White Card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm Three shades of Yellow and Three shades of green card, orange card from my stash, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card in teal and pillarbox red
Stamps: Kanban Flower stamp (only marked as Stamp06 on the packaging), Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz distress markers Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade
Other: Simon Says Stamp Large Moroccan stencil, Papermania adhesive gems Capsule Sunshine, Ranger super fine detail clear embossing powder


Nikki Spencer said...

Fab use of the Just Add Ink colours and such a lovely effect..Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Darnell said...

Choosing the prettier card would be like choosing the prettier twin, which I could never do, however, in this case, since it's cards and not people, I'm going to do it. Turns out I'm more of a blue/green person myself, so I have to go with that one. Not that they aren't both brilliant!

You pay divine attention to details on your cards, Pink, and I'm impressed and inspired by that. Especially by how you complete the beautiful package with a sensational envelope and inside!! Your background creation and the application of the colors is stellar!!

Thank you so much for finding and playing in my second NBUS Challenge! I haven't looked yet at my followers thumbnails to see if you joined as a follower, too, but I'm assuming you did and I thank you for that, too! I don't see the follower button here, so I will follow you by email. Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

(PS I like to know a blogging friend's name, but I searched back in your blog and in comments and I can't find yours, so that's why I called you Pink!)

Unknown said...

Wow, I love your coloring on these cards! I always want to create prettily colored floral images, but it never turns out the way I want it to :D

Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

CMCC Design Team

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous cards - both beautiful and with such attention to detail, inside and out.Great use of this week's colours (although on a personal note I love the Stampin' Royalty colour combo, so in contrast to Darnell this one pips it for me!) Thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week!

Christine Blain said...

I love how you've used our colours from Just Add Ink this week - especially on the sentiment! Beautiful card; thanks for joining us!

cheiron said...

Love both of these pretty backgrounds! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Make Your Own Background Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Anonymous said...

I like both of the card colours. I really like how you have done the back ground - it is very effective. Chantell JAI

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards - I love the what you have done with the backgrounds on the cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Mae's Cachet said...

Love your cards. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards...they look great in both color combos