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!

Two in a Row!

I believe this may be a record, but I have used purple two days in a row.  On today’s card I used Rich Razzleberry, which is my favorite purple.  I like how it looks good with so many different colors.

Ampersand LoveI went a little crazy with a circle theme — Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Flowerpot dsp, Regals Designer Button, and the stamped image from #Hello.  I just got this stamp set and I think this it is so fun.

Ampersand Love Close UpThis was a super simple card to make and came together very quickly.

Well, don’t expect another purple card tomorrow.  I haven’t made my card for tomorrow’s Freshly Made Sketch yet, but three days in a row of purple for me would be quite incredible.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!