Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! Yesterday, my dear friend Shana & I went to the 13th Annual Rubber Stamp Spring Fling Show. We met some amazingly talented people & found some awesome goodies :) I had some crafty time, so I played along with a few of my favorite challenges. For color inspiration, I gave the embellish magazine.com color challenge with borders a try:
Here is my Easter Greetings card:
I will admit, creating with these pastel colors only was extremely challenging for me! - using borders was no problem because I love to layer & always use some sort of border routinely but using Verve Stamps was an issue because I don't have any in my collection, so I inked up some Stampin' Up petals.
My blogging buddy, Silke Ledlow is this month's Hostess at Our Creative Corner. Sadly it is her last month with this challenge site :( My dear friend Pam, recently introduced me to Gina K. Designs line of stamps! I didn't know what I had been missing! Gina just released the Lovely Labels set designed by Nina Brackett. This set is full of various gorgeous designs which all coordinate with several different Spellbinders dies! Match made in my stamping heaven :) I inked up an image that coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 1 die, then centered the die over the stamped image & sent it through my die cutting machine. Makes a wonderful border around the stamped sentiment! I randomly stamped several of the images from the SU Petal Pizazz set to create the background paper. The images range in sizes which makes it a nice set to create your own custom DP.
That is all I have for today - maybe you will give some challenges a try? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!
Ingredients Used: Stamps: Gina K. Designs Lovely Labels, Stampin' Up Petal Pizazz, Hero Arts Easter Greetings Paper: Stampin' Up Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Papertrey Ink Rustic White Ink: Stampin' Up Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, VersaMark Sprinkles: S4-161 Labels One, EK Success border punch, American Crafts brad, PTI ribbon, Making Memories brads, Husqvarna sewing machine, silver embossing powder from stash