Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

getting to know you and ICAD adventure

Guess what I found!  More new challenges!  And, the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge is so new, they're still on #SIPC1, which they've cleverly themed Getting to Know You:

If you've been to visit me before, you may have heard how hard it is for me to choose favorites, but at least this week, my favorite colors are the 2015-2017 In Colors.  I don't have one favorite style, either, but I'm currently fascinated by learning to do collage style, so I *had* to order Awesomely Artistic as soon as I saw it in the new catalog.  Yesterday, it was my favorite stamp set.  I once again may be a little overly pleased with myself, as I didn't CASE (remember? Copy And Share Everything? we just talked about that)  this card, and just made it up as I was going along:
stamp set - Awesomely Artistic; ink - Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder; card stock - Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Mint Macaron

The dragonfly, flowers, and colors all look super summery to me, which oh-so-conveniently happens to be the theme at another challenge I just found, Can You Case It?:

Although I did make up my design as I went along, I didn't just randomly, free-hand stamp on the card stock and like it when I was done.  I decided on the colors and the stamp set but I froze up, looking at the pristine rectangle of Very Vanilla.  Then I thought about ICAD - Index Card a Day (I *know* - another acronym - and not a stamping/card making/scrapbooking one - but we talked about that just the other day, too).  My "practice" piece was free-hand, randomly stamped, and I mostly loved it:

The one thing I didn't love was those red splatters - they kind of look like thousands of mosquitoes that were smashed *after* they attacked an unsuspecting and otherwise non-violent homeowner in the muggy Midwest.

1 comment:

Maggie Mata said...

Kathe, your card has Summer written all over it! The colors take me back to my youth so bright and colorful. Thank you so much for the flashbacks and for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper first-ever card challenge.