Oh these days of summer! Sadly, they will be gone before we know it - so let's celebrate this time of year now! We are getting ready in the warehouse to release our brand new sets of stamps for August and this release truly celebrates summer's best! We know you love a good challenge to get you in the mood for our week of fun so, let's roll out this month's kick off challenge -- it's one where you could win our entire August release!
HOW TO PLAY: With the warm sunny days, come beautiful sunset skies. Let's celebrate that on our cards and creations! This color challenge is open to interpretation! Sunsets are so unique - some have mostly shades of red and orange, others can light up the sky with purple and pink hues! Pick your favorite sunset colors and share your inspiration. After you create your card, be sure to come back here and link up using our Inlinkz widget. You'll need to share your link here to be in the running! You have until August 12th at 5PM EST to enter! This month we have not three, but FOUR new stamps sets to share!
I used Birds and Vines for my creation. I swiped Ranger alcohol inks across a piece of glossy cardstock to create my sunset. At first I was disappointed that it didn’t blend as I had wanted it to, but then I found that I really liked the painterly look and the harsh brush strokes. It has a very graphic feel to it.
After I created the background I drew a line for the birds to sit on with a Micron pen. Then I stamped each bird with Versa Fine black ink and clear embossed them. The sentiment is from Ferns and Fiddles and is stamped on a piece of Prism textured paper. I added some self adhesive pearls for a simple embellishment. I didn’t feel like there should be any ribbon, bows, or flowers on this. This isn’t my usual style and was really fun to make.
Need a little inspiration to get you on your creative way? Check out what our DT whipped up with a gorgeous sunset in mind!