Saturday, February 27, 2021

Color Blocking with Dandy Garden

Happy happy Saturday! Today's post is part of the DOstamperStars Color Block blog hop. Color blocking is where you stamp your image or images on multiple coordinating pieces of cardstock in the same location, then use your trimmer or dies to create "blocks" of color and design that you can mix and match to create a series of cards.
I used the Dragonfly Wishes stamp set from the Dandy Garden Suite and heat embossed with white embossing powder on neutral colors of cardstock to achieve this look. I was able to repeat the stamping pattern using the stamparatus tool and die cut with the stitched rectangles. To finish it off, I punched a few dragonflies in Basic White and added them to the card.

Because the card front was going to be very busy with the stamping and blocking, I wanted to keep my color palette very neutral and went with coordinating natural colors from the suite.

Color Blocking Challenge

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Hey Chick

All credit for this card goes to another demonstrator, 
Erica Cerwin. I love how she combined the Hey Chick bundle with the Buffalo Check background stamp to create this great farm scene.

The scalloped background is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies, honestly one of my favorite die sets. I cut it using Fluid 100 watercolor paper, and then added a little balmy blue ink for the background.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Stars Saturday Sketch

This is the sketch we are following. There are a lot of possible interpretations. I keep seeing a "moon" in the circle part of the sketch and was thinking of doing a landscape scene, but I ended up going very literal and using strips of colored cardstock and the beautiful hummingbird stamp from Touch of Ink.

Touch of Ink Sketch Challenge

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