Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a wonderful fall weekend! We've had the windows up all weekend letting the cool fall breeze flow inside. However, we are going to be back in the low 80s this week, so looks like Indian summer isn't over yet!
Here's a fun and whimsical card tonight. I've had this stamp for quite a while and I don't know why I haven't used it much. It is such a fun image! Lots of color possibilities with it. I chose a bright yellow as a splash of color.
The challenge at ColourQ this week was black and white with a spot of color and over at The Pink Elephant, the challenge was polka dots and stripes. I love how all the patterns came together so well here! I stamped the image and then colored it with Copics Cadmium Yellow. I decided to use a frame on the outside this time and so I cut the frame from an old Sizzix frame die and popped it up with pop dots.
The black chevron background on the card base and the yellow polka dot paper is from the Park Bench collection from Fancy Pants Design. The yellow dot on the frame and the yellow chevron are from Hello Summer by Echo Park. The music banner is actually a piece of music washi tape on white cardstock and cut with a small banner die like the other banners from Taylored Expressions.
I wanted to continue the music theme a little so I stamped some music notes in jet black on white cardstock, fussy cut them and glued them to the yellow frame. The music note stamp is from a graduation stamp set and I cannot remember from where. The used a tab die cut for the sentiment, both of which are from Taylored Expressions.
And the black bow I made from black cardstock using a template and tutorial I found here.
FOR FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
STAMPS: Carousel horse (Inkadinkadoo); Sentiment - "Sending Smiles"(Taylored Expressions).
PAPER: White and black cardstock. DP: "hello summer"(Echo Park); "Park Bench"(Fancy Pants Design).
INK: Jet Black (Staz On); Copics - Cadmium Yellow
EXTRAS: Square die cut (Sizzix); banner die cut (Taylored Expressions); Tab die cut (Taylored Expressions); Bow template; music washi tape.