Monday, July 29, 2013


A quick post to share with you a simple card I made over the weekend.  I just used one stamp set, a couple of ink pads and cardstocks.  Nothing too fancy but the card turns out cute!  I was attempting the color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare - Blush, Sorbet and Gypsy.  It is absolutely not a color combo I would normally use.  My simple card looks like this:

I first stamped the wreath in Chocolate, then use the tip of the flower stamp to ink up Blush and Sorbet repeatedly.  The stamp comes in a semi-circle, where normally you would stamp twice to cover the whole wreath, but I was just using the tip of it every time I inked up Blush and Sorbet and scattered the colors throughout the wreath.

In my trial version I tried to stamp all three colors on the wreath but the gypsy does not blend well so I opted to put a Gypsy bow in the wreath and used the Gypsy cardstock as the card base.

It is super fun to use a stamp in an unconventional way.  I love getting more mileage of my stamps!

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  1. Brilliant! I love this set but those flowers always end up looking so flat all in one color. I never thought to use the edge/tip of an ink pad to color them individually. Great idea! Glad you linked up at Color My Heart this week so I can steal your idea at a later time. LOL!

  2. Wow! So beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Color my Heart

  3. Love your simple card--these are often the most effective in my humble opinion! You certainly succeeded in using the Color Dare challenge colors. Thanks for sharing the tip about how you used the tip of the floral stamp to place colors on the wreath--I plan to try that soon. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  4. I love the way you did those flowers, Joyce. And the fussy cutting of your bow is perfect! You may not normally use these colors together, but you really make them look great! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week!