Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NBUS, Runway Inspired Challenge #91, Virginia's View Challenge #18, Card Design Superstar, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a Stamp

Happy Hump Day!! This week is FLYING by and I have had a great day. My work day flew by with no bumps, had a great work out and now am in my craft room. What more can I ask for a weekday?

Today I have created a card that I am entering into FIVE challenges. My original inspiration was for the Runway Inspired Challenge #91 and Virginia's View Challenge #18. In fact, they went hand in hand for my creation of the card below.


The color scheme was inspired by the Runway Challenge. Here is the inspiration piece by Michael Kors:



Not only did the color scheme inspire me but it went right along with Virginia's View Challenge to use a geometric as the star of the card.


Now I have had these triangle stamps from My Favorite Things for at least a year. It was one of those purchases that I was excited about and when I got them, I had buyers remorse. Don't get me wrong, I think they are cool but I do not make "graphic" cards. I knew they would be perfect for this challenge so I pulled them out and did a little experimenting.


The first thing I did was to use Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and blended it onto a piece of white card stock. I then used the triangle stamps and RANDOMLY (and I cannot stress this enough!) stamped the shapes with black ink over the blended background. I should have taken a photo of the whole panel because it looked so cool but I just wanted to make the card and not worry about taking pictures.


I was originally going to try to use the whole panel but it was just too busy for me. Instead, I decided to cut it on a diagonal. I broke it up with a lot of white space on the bottom and a tiny strip of black below the stamped panel to kind of "pop" it.


I then stamped the sentiment. I used a bit of masking to stamp it in two different colors. It really helped that I had my MISTI because I would have never gotten that straight!! I then adhered three sequins to match the colors at the top around the sentiment. I then used Stickles in the same colors on top of the sequins. Easy peasy!!

I have enough of that stamped panel to make another card similar to this. I wanted to get this on the blog so I will be making that later.

I am also entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge, since these triangle stamps were never used and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a Stamp.


Last but not least, I am entering this into My Favorite Things "You Could Be a Superstar" contest.


I am never one to enter these kind of contests because there are so many fabulous designers out there that I cannot live up to. However, I figured why not? You cannot win if you don't play so I am throwing my hat into the ring. It has made me look at my stamps in a totally new way!

I thank you for stopping by tonight. Have a great Thursday!!

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26 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Glad to hear you had a great day! And on top of all that you made a very cool card! Love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool design! I love the inked background and how you stamped those triangles, so bold and graphic!

Taunya Butler said...

Happy day INDEED!!! SO glad it has been a good one and I am just in AWE of what you have created here!! Awesome in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY. - The colors, the triangles, the diagonal line, the black stripe, the sequins with stickles, and the best of all - a card that meets 5 challenges - SO EXCITED for you!! Can I tell you something - TO ME YOU are one of those SUPERSTARS!!! I admire you and your card making skills so very much!! I am always so impressed with what you do!! I sincerely hope the rest of the week is fantastic for you!!

Zarah said...

That card is awesome!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very cool card, love the graphic design and great colors!!

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Nora,
Wow, this card is inspired!!! You may not be comfortable with graphic cards but you certainly nailed this. I love everything about it - the colours, the stamping and the CAS design. You rock girl!
Hugs
Carol x

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautifully done Nora!
Thanks for sharing!!

Helen F. said...

Great graphic design to your random stamping, Nora! Love these colors together and how your card turned out. Hope you use these stamps more now :-)

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Glad to hear your day was great! You created such a cool card! I love the fun graphic look of those triangles! Great colors too! Have a great weekend!

Anita in France said...

So cool and fabulous, Nora ... the blending under those funky triangles is brillaint ... I think you can safely say you definitely do graphic now! Anita :)

KayM said...

What an awesome card! I just recently got that stamp set and now you make me want to get it out! The pattern you created with the triangles is really striking! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comments! Have a great weekend! :)

Natasha said...

Love this! Great colours and the graphic design of this is just fabulous!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous design ... love those colors and the sequins are the perfect accent.

Gayatri said...

Fab Fab design. I LOVE your sponged and stamped panel on you card.Great take on Runway Inspired Challenge :) Thanks for playing along :)

Virginia Lu said...

wow, this one is AWESOME, too! I am glad that you enjoy playing this Geometric Patterns challenge! Thank YOU, Nora!

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done! The colors...the design...great job with all the challenges!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The top third is amazing, and I love how you left all of the white space at the bottom to let the sentiment stand out. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

Milka Gubo said...

I saw your card on NBUS #5. Stunning!! Love the CAS design, triangles, color... ALL!!! :-D

Jingle said...

Absolutely AMAZING card! I seriously love this so much! Thank you for joining us for the STAMPtember® celebration on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Neha said...

Brilliant design. Love the colors and geometric patterns.

crashyourstash said...

Very nice card. You should do graphic cards more often.

crashyourstash said...

Very nice card. You should do graphic cards more often.

SmilynStef said...

Huge congrats on your win at The Runway Challenge ... awesome.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty and striking card. Hugz

Susan R. Opel said...

Nora, I absolutely love love LOVE this card!

Susan R. Opel
Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

Cris G said...

Hey Nora! Congratulations on your win, your card is a fantastic take on the challenge. Love all the stamped triangles and variation of your blended colors.
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