A Just for Fun Card

I decided to sit down and make a card just for fun yesterday — no recipient nor design team obligation in mind.  But then I didn’t know where to start.  I have a box full of fun Fall and Christmas themed goodies from the Holiday catalog that I’ve barely looked at yet, but I just can’t get in the mood to use them when we’re in the dog days of Summer here (97 degrees outside).

So I went over to a favorite challenge site, The Paper Players, and was inspired by Nance’s fabulous color challenge.  Color challenges often scare me, but I love the colors in this one.

I wanted to play with the Decorative Masks again, so I chose the polka dot one and washi-taped it on the card base.  I then took my Versamark pad and rubbed it on the mask and then applied clear embossing powder.  I love the tone-on-tone look of clear embossing.

Gray Dots
The stamp set I used is #Hello, which is such a fun set.  And I LOVE this color combination!

Gray Dots Close Up
I added minimal embellishments as I want to actually mail this one.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!


7 thoughts on “A Just for Fun Card

  1. LOL at Jen’s comment–so glad you had FUN with my colors. LOVE the clear embossed polka dot background. All ’round fabulous! So glad you shared this fun card with us at The Paper Players! Wish I could meet you in the lobby for a glass of wine! (hugs)

  2. LOL, I know what you mean about not being in the mood to use new stuff….not sure what’s wrong with me, because it’s about 65 degrees here today, definitely fall-feeling! Anyway, I love your trendy card…the big bold elements really stand out! I will have to remember the trick about using a stencil and Versamark….what a cool effect! Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week! 😀 It’s ALMOST like seeing you in person!

  3. Love your bold card Amy – the tone on tone embossed polka dots look great as a background to your fun focal point. A great use of this week’s challenge colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

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