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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone had a wonderful fall weekend!  We've had the windows up all weekend letting the cool fall breeze flow inside.  However, we are going to be back in the low 80s this week, so looks like Indian summer isn't over yet!

Here's a fun and whimsical card tonight.  I've had this stamp for quite a while and I don't know why I haven't used it much.  It is such a fun image!  Lots of color possibilities with it.  I chose a bright yellow as a splash of color.

The challenge at ColourQ this week was black and white with a spot of color and over at The Pink Elephant, the challenge was polka dots and stripes.  I love how all the patterns came together so well here!  I stamped the image and then colored it with Copics Cadmium Yellow.  I decided to use a frame on the outside this time and so I cut the frame from an old Sizzix frame die and popped it up with pop dots. 

The black chevron background on the card base and the yellow polka dot paper is from the Park Bench collection from Fancy Pants Design.  The yellow dot on the frame and the yellow chevron are from Hello Summer by Echo Park.  The music banner is actually a piece of music washi tape on white cardstock and cut with a small banner die like the other banners from Taylored Expressions.

I wanted to continue the music theme a little so I stamped some music notes in jet black on white cardstock, fussy cut them and glued them to the yellow frame.  The music note stamp is from a graduation stamp set and I cannot remember from where.  The used a tab die cut for the sentiment, both of which are from Taylored Expressions.

And the black bow I made from black cardstock using a template and tutorial I found here.


ColourQ Challenge

STAMPS: Carousel horse (Inkadinkadoo); Sentiment - "Sending Smiles"(Taylored Expressions).
PAPER: White and black cardstock. DP: "hello summer"(Echo Park); "Park Bench"(Fancy Pants Design).
INK: Jet Black (Staz On); Copics - Cadmium Yellow
EXTRAS: Square die cut (Sizzix); banner die cut (Taylored Expressions); Tab die cut (Taylored Expressions); Bow template; music washi tape.

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Jessi Fogan said...

How cool is this? I love how you just added the yellow details & left the rest of the image b&w! Awesome :)

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Nancy!! Nice to see your work again (smile)! I like how you layered all those patterns. Nice job all around... Thanks for joining us in the Drunken Stampers Lounge this week... I can't wait to see what you do next!

Chris D. said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous! That bit of yellow really makes the image pop! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

Lindsey said...

Love how dramatic this card is -- gorgeous! Glad you shared that bow template, too. ;) So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers this week!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Nance, love the yellow you used! so happy you joined us at the colourQ, thanks for playing.

Donna said...

Fantastic! The black yellow and white together are stunning!! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers for the Die Cut challenge :)

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