Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hope for Japan and ColourQ Challenge

The challenge colors over at colourQ (#79) reminded me of the CTMH Wings paper pack, and since my new Hope for Japan stamp set arrived, I had to play! (Doesn't the butterfly paper match the dress material well?!?)

{To learn more about this beautiful $5 stamp set and how it can help support American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan, please click HERE.}

To create this simple card, I began by inking up the focal image in Sweet Leaf. Then, I rolled the edges in Vineyard Berry, and then rolled them again in Black before stamping. (I LOVE doing this technique!) I stamped the solid heart in the center in Vineyard Berry, and then stamped "Hope" in Juniper. To finish the focal image, I attached a Licorcie Opaques Pearl and also used a black pen to doodle dots in the corner. (The doodling was actually a way to fix a little overstamp of black ink from the corner of my block, but that will just be our little secret, okay?)

Because the Sweet Leaf card base looked a bit plain, I used my black stubble tool and black ink to distress the background a bit.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

All supplies from Close To My Heart: Hope for Japan stamp set (available through 4/30/11 to benefit the American Red Cross); Wings paper pack; Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Vineyard Berry, and Black inks; Black journaling pen; Licorice Opaques self-adhesive pearls; black stubble tool


  1. Lovely card, Haley! Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ.

  2. What a cool and funky card! I love it! :) Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

  3. Haley, this card is GORGEOUS!!! Love the pretty stamp and DP!!! You've used the colors so beautifully!!! WOW!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!!

  4. Wow! GREAT ideas using Wings and Hope for Japan stamps! This is one of my faves

  5. I love this set with Wings, so pretty! Thanks for joining the blog hop.


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