Good morning friends and Happy 4th! Playing along with a couple challenges today. This weeks Make it Monday challenge with Erin Lincoln shows how to use die cuts as masks to make a one layer card, and you can find all the information to play along on Nichole Heady's Blog . I am also entering my card into a new to me challenge, called the ColourQ Challenge where the colors they've challenged us to use are very patriotic! Since the dies and stamp set I chose to use for my card reminded me of fireworks, this color challenge worked out perfectly! Take a look:
I used Papertrey Ink's "Funky Florals" stamp set and dies for my card...don't they look like fireworks just bursting out of the sky?! :0) Little hard to tell in my photo, but I added glitter to make them sparkle just like fireworks too. After putting my masks down and before I started sponging the background, I used a canvas background stamp (SU!) in Sahara Sand ink to give a little more dimension to my card. For my sponging layer, I used Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, and Real Red (stamped off so it looked more like Ruby Red, which I do not have) inks. After removing the masks and stamping the flowers/fireworks, I used my Aqua Painter to add some water spots. I finished with the glitter and a few sequins and my sentiment from PTI's "Wet Paint" stamp set. I really like how my funky, artsy fartsy card turned out, and I plan on adding it to my stash of cards that I can send to our youngest when she heads back to college in the fall.
There's still time to play along with both of these challenges, and you can find all the information in the links above.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope all of you have a fun and safe 4th of July today! :0)