Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dotty Thanks

#stampinup   This week, the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog has a color challenge. I really liked the color combination when I first saw it, but then I had a little trouble pulling something together. I'm pleased with the end results, but it took me a while to get there. 

I decided to use the "Dotty Angles" photopolymer stamp set because I haven't used it in a while and it needed some love and attention. I originally attempted--and abandoned--an ombre effect. I just didn't like how it turned out. I think with a little bit of practice, "Dotty Angles" would be great for an ombre background, but...ain't nobody got time for that when it's bedtime and you've got a card to make and a blog to write!!

Plan B had me using a Whisper White panel onto which I stamped a row of "Dotty Angles" dots in Rich Razzleberry and another row in Pink Pirouette. Yeah, that's much better than the original. I added a sentiment from the "One Big Meaning" stamp set in Lost Lagoon.

I adhered the stamped panel to a Lost Lagoon mat and then onto a Rich Razzleberry card base and thought, "Meh." I wasn't thrilled with the card. It was too "plain Jane." I tried adding some ribbon because ribbon fixes everything...well, almost everything. Ribbon wasn't what this card needed.

Then, huzzah! I found a bag of sequins left over from the March Paper Pumpkin--you get more supplies than you need with the Paper Pumpkin kits. These sequins are iridescent pink and gold--perfect for this card! I got out my favorite Fine-Tip Glue Pen and applied sequins to the card and, ah! That's more like it!


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  1. I love how your card turned out, Kathy! The extras from MPP kits have saved me a time or two! Makes them an even greater value! Thanks for playing along with us at SSINKspiration this week!

  2. Love the simplicity of this card! TY for playing along with us!

  3. Hi Kathy, thank you for playing along with our color challenge at SSINK. I love how you added the sequins to this card, continuing the stamped pattern.

  4. What a great card...the combo of the dots and sequins is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at SSI!

  5. Nice simple card and great use of the sketch colors (plus I love the addition of sequins!! Thanks for playing along with at SSINKspiration.