Friday, July 18, 2014

Colorful Rainbows and Patriotic Stars

Hi, everyone.

I have two cards to share tonight, the first for a Shopping Our Stash challenge and the second for this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown.

But first, a quick reminder that Monday is the deadline for entering this month's Words 2 Scrap By challenge. There are some Tim Holtz Parisian-inspired goodies up for grabs in keeping with this month's Oh La La theme.

Card #1: A Colorful Rainbow

The current Shopping Our Stash challenge is to make a project featuring something that you can't put down or put away.  The card below features a couple of things I can't get enough of --  a few old friends and one new acquisition: Distress Inks and the new Work of Art Stampin' Up! stamps.

stash blue and black cardstock
Distress Inks blended with Ranger water brush
Inkadinkado kid quotes stamp in StazOn jet black
Paper Studio brads
Recollections white cardstock; stash black cardstock
Distress Inks blended with Ranger water brush
Inkadinkado kid quotes stamp in StazOn jet black

SU work of art stamp set
Unity sentiment
I've actually been inking up this stamp set a lot to make some patriotic cards for Operation Write Home. But, when I first saw them, I immediately thought rainbow. So, I'll probably play with this idea a little more -- maybe change up the design a little. But, the card above represents attempt #1.

Tip of the Day: I'm always having trouble with stamps falling off my acrylic blocks. Well, tonight after having the same stamp fall off about 5 times, I tried putting a small strip of Scotch ATG tape on my acrylic block... and it worked!!! Hooray!!!!
Card #2: Stars, Stars and More Stars

The card below is inspired by OWH's current Midweek Throwdown challenge to make an Any Hero card featuring stars.

Distress Ink core paper, white Core-dinations
Cuttlebug and Darice embossing folders
Fiskars and Paper Studio star punches; Creative Memories circle cutting system
Twinery Baker's Twine; Recollections star brads
Recollections foam adhesives

Paula's Design Boot Camp lesson about the 60-30-10 rule played a big role in this card. The exterior frame was added when I felt the card needed a little more interest. So, I decided to add a little more white -- going for 30% white. An added benefit is the white frame seems to pull your eye to the circle around the focal point star. :)

Parting Thoughts

Again, we would love for you to join us over at Words 2 Scrap By.  :)

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. This is a great set of cards Sybrina! I love the patriotic theme and how you used the Work of Art set! Great inspiration!
    I'm having trouble coming up with an idea for W2SB this month, but I'm trying!!
    I had the same issues with the SU! stamps, so I went back to the wood blocks for now. I got tired of my blocks getting all gooked up with adhesives! lol

  2. Great cards, Sybrina! I bought the Work of Art stamp set, but it remains NBUS, so I appreciate the inspiration! I do the same thing with my acrylic block to help hold the stubborn images that want to plunk off onto the beautiful fresh white card. Grrrr! Hugs, Darnell

  3. These are just fabulous! My Distress inks are definitely one of my go-tos as well. Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Shopping our Stash!

  4. Your second card is really sharp! Not sure if you tried to wash your stamps with dish soap. I have found that to be helpful.

  5. oh wow! both of these are fab but the rainbow is secretly my favorite... that quote set is REALLY awesome!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥