Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#30yearsofhappy and Color Dare #109

This is a card that I am not in love with but that I still wanted to share.  I was trying something a little new, so I'd love to hear your reactions.  I knew that I wanted to use the National Stamping Month stamp set, #30 Years of Happy, and the Color Dare #109 color combo.

To begin, I cut six 1" circles on my White Daisy card stock with my CTMH/Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I then cut the card stock to make a 5"x7" card.  I took my colors and arranged them in rainbow/ROY G BIV order and then stamped an image from the National Stamping month special in each circle. From top to bottom, they colors are Canary, Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Thistle. The card was too plain and simple so off I went to find painters tape for the painters tape technique.
Alas, I couldn't find our painters tape (and I KNOW that we have some!) so I thought about other ways I could add ink to my card front.  I didn't want to use another stamp set, so I tried inking up one of my long skinny blocks.  What do you think of the results?  I did embellish the card with some purple shimmer trim and a silver sequin.

I would love to hear your reactions to this card.  Thanks for leaving me a comment!


  1. I like it! It's unusual. And it fits the challenges perfectly.

  2. I LOVE your card! Great job using all of the Color Dare challenge colors in such an attractive way. I love that you used the acrylic blocks to stamp the "color blocks" and I love that you incorporated the 30 years of happy stamps. Very clever! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. Clever, clever, CLEVER! Great way to use both the new colors and the #30yearsofhappy set. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us at Color My Heart this week. We always love having you.

  4. Who needs painters tape - I love the way the acrylic block technique turned out. Thank you for playing along with Color Dare this week.

  5. What a fun card! Love the layout and how you incorporated so many of September's Promotional Stamp Set. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  6. Great job improvising with the tools you have on hand. It turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

  7. Absolutely love your design! When I saw this trick in the new IB, I knew I would be trying it out as well. LOVE the way you did! :)

  8. Thank you all! I appreciate your encouragement.


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