wow! nine years ago when I bought nichole’s very first papertrey ink set, i never imagined that i’d be celebrating from the other side. but here I am, back for my fifth year as a stamp designer, my second year hosting make it monday videos, and now, my first year as a moments inked design team member. i’m so honored to be a part of this team! i especially love creating and counting down with all of you. twice this year i had to take my projects on the road, which was a bit daunting. the first time was spring break at the beach and i knew i could work in some stamping time, so i brought a shoebox of supplies. it was really fun to challenge myself to create with limited resources - flashback to when we had to cut everything out by hand!! But the sand and surf made a great backdrop for my posting pics, so I can’t complain. Hmmm, I may even have to plan a repeat trip.
as we head into a new year, we were asked to look back on last year and pick a favorite project. and as always it was really hard to pick! i finally chose the girly superhero card because it was really fun to come up with a superhero card that wasn't in the usual primary color scheme. it was also included in the stamp-a-faire patterns challenge. the colors i used were harvest gold, hibiscus burst, aqua mist, true black, and soft stone.
for my new project, i decided to pull out modern cross quilt and coverplate: modern cross quilt. this set is one of my personal favorites - it lends itself well to lots of color. as a nod to the superhero silhouette, i started with a bold sentiment from wet paint stamped in true black. then i stamped a few crosses in the main three colors, kind of puzzle pieced around the edges of the sentiment. finally, for dimension and interest, i added in three die cut crosses to the cascading cluster. i opted for luxe silver adhesive paper in place of the soft stone on the original card for a bit of polish and shine. after trimming it out, i layered the panel on a side fold standard card base. white on white, clean and simple, color and shine - all things i love in a card! be sure to check the rest of the team favorites and choose a color scheme to play along with us - more info on nichole's blog. as always, prizes are up for grabs!
good luck & cheers to another fun year...