Thursday, April 12, 2012

ColourQ #132 Challenge Cards

After a two week stamping break, I got two cards made today for the ColourQ challenge. I love the color combination and the inspiration picture really caught my eye with its geometric-style outlines of color. I used the flowers from Garden of Life to create a background with a similar effect. I love how it turned out!

I didn't want to cover it up, so I just added a simple banner strip for my sentiment. This pattern would make a great series of cards, so I think I'll be using it again. Here's the Colour Q challenge I used for my inspiration. (picture linked)

While I had everything out, I made another card with the same stamps. This time I pulled my background inspiration from the stripes. I used another flower from Garden of Life, cutting them out individually and layering them on the black mat. Still a simple card. Just bumped up a notch! :)

So there's a little touch of spring on this fine, sunny day. So glad to be stamping again!

Stamps: Garden of Life, Floral Frenzy, Background Basics: Retro (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade (Stampin' Up); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Labels 10 die (Spellbinders); Double-Ended Banner die, Friendship Jar Label die (Papertrey Ink)


  1. Both of your cards are great. I like the black sentiment strip, it really pops. Thank you for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  2. I love both cards, Ann, Love all the flowers in the first and the combo of flowers and stripes in the second one. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

  3. Congrats on your Courtier shout-out at ColourQ!


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