Hello everyone. It's been a rather stressful week around here. We're still waiting to hear if my husband has been selected for a promotion, which involves another transfer. I've been battling wicked allergy sinus problems, and I am just SOOOO ready for this week to be over. So to de-stress, I made myself do some stamping tonight.
I decided to take on Friday Mashup challenge #2. Not so much because of the layout, but because I was intrigued by the suggested color combo of Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake. All great colors, but I'm not sure I would have thought to put them together. I seem to always gravitate to the subtles group, so it was a fun change of pace to take a subtle, a neutral and a regal and play!
Here is the sketch from Friday Mashup that I followed.
I even gave the inside some love. I always feel like a dark card base needs a lighter interior for the greeting or personal message someone will add.
I did my usual sponging of edges .. I seem to do that a lot. I also pulled out the Color Spritzer Tool and my Marina Mist marker to add some small splashes of color.
I did a little sneeky Pete cheat as well. Most of the entries have included a punched scallop edge of some sort. But I decided to take the "stem" stamp from Happy Together and stamp at the very edge of the Marina Mist layer. I thought it looked kind of scallopy (yes, I'm making up words again) without doing any punching.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my little expedition in colors this evening. I hope everyone has a blessed Easter holiday.
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