Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #3

I saw some amazing entries to Taheera’sย Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #3. I don’t think I have a chance this time, but I am enjoying playing along challenges once gain ๐Ÿ™‚

I have two cards to share today. When I made the first one, I thought it was plain awful, specially because I had used a semi transparent orange-yellow DYMO label for the greeting. Later I changed it to a lemon yellow strip of card stock, which I think made the card more acceptable.

bouquet of silhouette flowers-01

My second card has a similar design, but with softer colors:

bouquet of silhouette flowers

Here I first masked off a 1/4″ border before stamping the background. I know it looks like sloppy stamping, but I intentionally wiped off some of the ink to get this look ๐Ÿ™‚

Once again I ended up posting at the last hour before the challenge closes! So make sure to stop by Taheera’s blog tomorrow and check out the next challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials:

  • Stamps:ย Close To My Heart “Treasure Life”, Hero Arts/Studio Calico “Oh Snap” and “Lattice”, Hero arts/Basic Gray “Square Background”
  • Paper:ย Neenah Solar White
  • Ink:ย Memento Luxe “Dandelion” and “Angel Pink”, Hero Arts Shadow ink “soft purple

12 responses

  1. I think they both turned out great! But, I admit I favor the first one. It’s a beautiful study in contrasts. I’d love to know what background stamp that is.

  2. These are both totally awesome Tasnim!! I love how the concept is the same, but you totally changed up each card by reversing the black/white emphasis and the arrangement of your flower colours! Beautiful, beautiful cards – so striking!! Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!

  3. Congratulations, Tasnim. Plain awful and acceptable are words that don’t cross my mind when I think of your cards or when I see them… The first one is simply perfect for the inspiration picture.

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