Good Morning! Today's Papertrey Ink group post and challenge are so much fun...makes me want to participate and create something myself. Be sure to read the last couple of paragraphs of my post to find out all about this challenge.
Inspiration for my projects today come from Inspiration Ave....love everything Amy Yingling creates and I always find so much to inspire me while visiting her blog. I was drawn to the horizontal nature of her card, along with the delicious colors.
My first card using the new Building Blocks stamp set and dies uses quite a bit of layering and detail. My vellum Tag Sale #2 provides my base layer for my focal point. Here I embossed the new Circle Scribbles stamp set in white and also in Zing! Blush. Then I started layering on my sentiments and building them using the Building Block dies. I embossed the last word of my phrase directly onto my vellum tag, using white embossing powder and then added hearts from this set, embossed in Zing! Blush and Powder.
I stamped my die cut Building Blocks using Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist ink, with the phrases stamped in Smokey Shadow. I used images and dies from the new Be Happy stamp set as my dimensional accents, using Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, and Classic Kraft ink. I used a strip of Crate Paper Love Notes paper and my Small Scallop Border die down the left and Love Notes paper on the right to tie in colors and feel.
My next card is much more simplified and one dimensional...sort of...A for effort?? :). I stamped my images directly onto my Rustic Cream card base, beginning with the square frame from the Be Happy stamp set, and building up from there. I used Freckled Fawn washi tape accents as a way to bring in some color and pattern.
I trimmed down the Be Happy scallop dies to fit along the right side of my card and then embellished a bit with the new Sketched Stars die...super in love with these :). Down the left side of my card is just a tiny print to pull in color and pattern, from the Crate Paper Love Notes collection.
That's about it...my attempt at clean and simple. Heaven help me, I need a tutor! Now for the details on my "building block"...