Friday, May 29, 2015


It's almost the end of May... and only 4 days until you can order from the new catalog! That is worth celebrating!

The CHALLENGE SPARK! for this week is focused on new catalog product. But really,  new product isn't really a challenge by itself. Not in my books anyways. Who finds it a challenge to use something new you just got?!! So I've added the challenge of a single color. That's right. Single color on the card... well, its okay to include a neutral as a second color. Now how is that for a challenge!

Don't forget to check out Grace's blog:  Create It Because You Can & Tara at her blog: Country Girl {Creates} to see what they have created with this theme. We have so much fun & we love it if you share your comments!

I've also used only 1 stamp set for this challenge! (This is sure stretching the limit on single items today... I'll have to create something with everything to make up for it!) Now getting back to the topic: this stamp set is called You've Got This. This stamp set is available in wood-mount ($48) or clear-mount ($34).  It has this beautiful image for coloring in & some fun font sentiments...

This card is super easy. I stamped the flower image in Versa Mark ink then embossed with white embossing powder & cut them out. That cutting out is likely the hardest part...

Then I took another layer of Watermelon Wonder card stock, Watermelon ink pad  (new color!) & a sponge and by dabbing the sponge onto the ink pad & swirling it onto the card stock I added a darker center to the flowers as well as to the card stock layer. This adds an easy depth to single color cards!

And then just before I assembled, I pulled all stops & just rubbed the Versa mark ink pad over the edges of the card stock layer & heat embossed with white embossing powder. This was a little scary because who knows how it will look? It's not easy to control... but I was quite happy with the border it created as well as a more relaxed look.