Friday, September 28, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Friday #14

This week's challenge was to use spectrum pads on our project. In the past, I've brayered glossy card stock with spectrum pads to make backgrounds, but today I wanted to try something different.

The first card I made was with the Cotton Candy Spectrum pad. It is monochromatic, so I thought I'd make the whole card monochromatic. This card is 4" x 4" square.

This card was super simple to make, but it left me feeling kind of blah.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Regal Rose, Cotton Candy Spectrum Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories: Pink Taffetta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

So, I tried again. This time I pulled out my old Twist spectrum pad. The colors in this pad are Yo yo Yellow, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Ballet Blue, and Lovely Lilac. I stamped the large flourish from Doodle This onto a 4 1/4" by 4 1/4" square white card. Then I stamped two daisies from this set onto scrap card stock and cut them out.

To color in the images, I simply took a clean aquapainter and pulled the colors from the outline of the stamp into the center of each petal. Super simple and it allows you to use your spectrum pads with line stamps. This technique reminded me of those Paint with Water coloring books where you would just wipe the wet paintbrush over the paper and it would color itself in.

To finish the card off, I added a little glitter and popped up the flowers with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed my entries this week. Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge entries! You can find links to all of their sites in my sidebar.

Stamps: Doodle This
Ink: Twist Spectrum Pad
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Two-way glue pen, Paper Snips

21 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I like both of your cards. I love the colors in the cotton candy spectrum card, but LOVE the bling in your 'twist' card. Good for you for doing 2 card for this challenge. :)

amycara said...

Stef, nothing "blah" about these in the least! I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards! Both of your cards are wonderful!

Ida said...

Both cards are lovely. The momochromatic color scheme works well for this card. I also loved the brighter colors on your other card & the sparkly highlights. Ida

Connie said...

Both cards are great! Twist is one of my favorites anyway!

Connie

Tex said...

Ahhhhhh! Your spectrum creations are beautiful! I can't even choose the one I like better ... both are perfectly matched for the card designs! Thumbs up indeed!

~Bev

Kathy said...

I love both of these and have both spectrum pads so I feel a CASE coming on!!!! There is definitely nothing blah about the first one and I love, love, love the second one :-)

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

These are both really cute! What nice soft colors. Really soothing.

MJ said...

Very nice. I don't use these pads enough.

Lisa said...

Great cards Steph, I really like the monochromatic Christmas one!

Lisa Bohler said...

Okay, Stef! I always love the look of monochromatic cards! I also love pink for a Christmas card! The second card is great cause the colors just stand out so much on the white background; esp. with the glitter!

Lila H said...

Both samples are great!! I love the non traditional colors for the winter card - pinks for winter.... how clever!!! The bling on your second sample is great - bet it is gorgeous in real life!!

Pat Huntoon said...

Cute cards, Stef.

Lori said...

Love them both!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are SO pretty!!!I Love the Cotton Candy Spectrum Pad!!!!!

Vicki

maggie fellow said...

I love the doodle set and like the idea of using a spectrum pad with it- hadn't thought of that before...

Barbara said...

What wonderful cards you have created! Great way to show off those Spectrum pads. Love them both, but my favorite would be the pink Christmas card! LOVE the non-traditional colors and the simplicity of it. Great job!!!

Karen said...

both cards are great Stef! my fav would be the monochromatic card - the non-traditional colors work great here!!

astampingteddy said...

both of your cards are absolutely cute - I love them!

Leigh said...

Love your pretty, non-traditional Christmas card, Stef!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards using the spectrum pads! They are both awesome!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh the colors and sparkle are so pretty!!! Love your use of the specturm pads!!!