Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone has recovered from their sugar high last night. I don't care if I see another piece of candy for a while. Well, except for maybe the Blow Pops. I am a bit addicted to them!!
It is the first of the month so the that means another challenge at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.
I chose to use the last row down-CAS, Builder Stamps, and Pearls/Gemstones.
Let me start by saying I have a love/hate relationship with the builder stamps I own. I LOVE how others use them but I am just not that great at it. First, you have to get the right color combination for the stamps to look good. I have a TON of ink, but I rarely have time to "experiment" with the colors. Second, some stamps are harder to use then others. The first stamp set that I did some playing with I just kept messing up. It was infuriating!!
So I wound up pulling my PaperTrey Ink "The Sweet Life" stamp set out and using that for my CAS card.
I started off using my MISTI and stamping my roses in three ink colors-Hero Arts "Red Royal," My Favorite Things "Wild Cherry," and Hero Arts "Pale Tomato." I then stamped the leaves using the same PaperTrey Ink set with Simon Says Stamps "Jelly Bean" and My Favorite Things "Sour Apple" ink.
I then die cut the stamped images with the matching dies. I mounted the images over a white panel that I had cut using the Mama Elephant "Peek-a-Frame" die, that was stamped with the sentiment using the PaperTrey Ink "Words of Comfort" stamp set and a strip of Lawn Fawn patterned paper.
I used a bit of "Clear" Wink of Stella over the roses and then added some gems around the central image.
Since these roses came out so well, I did a few more to make some other cards later.
I hope this inspires you to come on over an play with us this time for Challenge #21. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!!