August 26, 2016
Altenew August 2016 Inspiration Challenge Card

Altenew August 2016 Inspiration Challenge

This month I decided to take up the Altenew Inspiration Challenge, especially since it involves my favorite color combination of pink, gray, black and white. I have always wanted to try doing some of their layered flowers in all gray or sepia tones and this seemed like the perfect chance. Although, I did add a bit of color to the gray flowers in the end.

I started with the Altenew A Beautiful Day stamp set and their Warm Grays Mini Cube ink set. This set provides you with 4 different inks in increasingly darker shades that coordinate perfectly and are designed to be used with their layered images. I stamped the flowers twice using the 3 lightest ink colors in the Altenew set for the first 3 layers and stamped the final outline layer in Archival Jet Black ink. I used the black ink for the last layer because...

August 25, 2016
Chevron Birthday Card Front

Chevron Birthday Card

This is a fairly simple birthday card I recently made for my dad. It is mostly layering of various paper shapes together with a just a bit stamping and a few sparkly embellishments. To keep the card somewhat masculine, I went with a basic black and white color theme with a touch of chartreusy green thrown in for extra punch.

The background was created with the My Favorite Things Chunky Chevron Cover-Up Die cut from a piece of 110 lb. white card stock I have from the office supply store sized at 5" x 3.75". I layered that piece over some Heidi Swapp patterned paper from the September Skies 6" x 6" paper pack. It is hard to tell in the photos but I did spray the galaxy patterned paper with some Heidi Swapp Shine Spray in Sheer for extra sparkle, but ultimately...