ColourQ # 97: Do You Play?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


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Do you sit down to play with your craft supplies with no intention of making anything?  I do, all the time.  It takes the pressure off and often you'll come up with creative ideas for using your stamps and supplies.  I recently purchased and received Half and Half stamp set.  While playing around with the stamps, I realized they would probably fit pretty well with all of the Mat Stack dies. 

I cut a few of each out of some scrap paper to try them out and when I did I came up with this frame.  I decided I could probably make a cool background pattern out of it, so I gave that a try and really loved the result!


Make a date to play around with your stamps. 
You'll be glad you did:)


Cardstock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, White
Stamps: PTI Half and Half, Postmarks, Little Labels
Ink: Memento Black, Rosebud, Tangelo
Dies: PTI Little labels
Other: Black Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

13 comments :

  1. Thank you for the inspiration. I might just make a play date for my new stamps & it might just kick my mojo into gear!

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  2. That IS a fabulous background paper! It would be fun to use stamps to print sheets of gift wrap - lovely for small gifts.... could even personalise for the recipient. Ooo I might just try that.

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  3. Pretty card! Like your idea to just 'play around' with the images from our stamp sets. Love the background you created.

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  4. I love the colors. And playing around with my scrap stuff, I don't do it nearly enough. The black ribbon is a great pop on your card!

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  5. Very clever. Looks like the possibilities are almost endless.

    TFS

    Ang

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  6. As always, LOVE your card!!
    That fream you created and then background paper is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us again this week at ColourQ. :)

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  7. Well aren't you just clever. I love the background this made. I agree that we all need to just sit and play more often. Seems like everytime I sit down I'm on a mission. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. I love the pattern you made with those stamps. Great idea!! love the card:)

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  9. Amazing and inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Lovely card, Kara! Love what you did with your background. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  11. Great stamped bg. I love the card and the goodies you made for future use! Thanks for joining us at colourQ this week! :)

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  12. Beautiful stamping, Kara! I love the way the yellow tag just pops! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

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  13. LOVE this!! The colors and the design! The pop of black!! Love it all!! Very pretty!

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