This was the first time I used this Bunch of Love Stamp. I inked it up and stamped it on a piece of scrap white cs to see how it would look, before stamping it on the piece I planned to use for the card. Then I colored the sample before doing the actual coloring on the card to make sure I liked the colors I was using together. The birthday sentiment is also from the Bunch of Love Set, bent so it fits perfectly on the banner. The frame I used was a cut from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge (p.14). I thought the Belini colored skittles blended perfectly. And the ribbon came from my very disorganized ribbon stash.
(My new project is to correct that. I thought I'd do it while we watched TV last evening, but it was a bigger job than I imagined. Right now the sofa is still covered in ribbons. But, I do have a plan.)
The sample image I had
stamped and colored ended up on the second card, along with the pieces of ribbon I trimmed off the bow.
One of my blogging friends, Tracey Pierce, posted a card that she was entering in a CTMH challenge, Between the Folds Challenge #26B, which was new to me. It's always fun to play in new challenges. I made the first card to enter in this week's Creative Cuts Challenge.
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #309 - Favorite designer (can be stamps, papers, dies, an actual company) - Mine would be CTMH papers and stamps. And the Stampin Up embossing folder that I used on both cards, is my all time favorite, most used, embossing folder!
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Papers and Why (CTMH - I love their coordinating double sided papers. It takes the guesswork out of matching shades and colors.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #160 - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Fresh Brewed Designs July Challenge - Birthdays
Bitten by the Bug Challenge - Birthday Theme (frame on card #1 using CTMH Artistry)
Use Your Stuff Challenge - Floral Print Paper
Perhaps, I'll go untangle some more ribbons.