Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, July 20, 2015

Q Up a Couple of Fun Cards

Hello Stamping Friends!

I planned on combining some ColourQ challenges with some sketches, but I did this week's challenge without looking at a sketch.  So, I'm tossing the sketch part of the plan, and just keeping these fun color palettes.  I even planned on posting 4 cards, but I only made 2 and haven't stamped since.  Time to wrap this up, for goodness sake!  LOL

This week's palette was a bit tough, but once I decided to go with a geometric background pattern, the design came about fairly quickly.  I rarely use summer starfruit...and with rich razzleberry?  Who knew?

My card base is rich razzleberry.  Using sponge daubers and a stencil made with my Sizzix circle die, I sponged the colors generously on whisper white.  My sentiment is from "Whimsical Words" punched with a scallop circle and embellished with some sponging and candy dots.  I also added summer starfruit ribbon.  Very simple design, but I think it has a nice pop to it!  Oooo...I forgot!  It doesn't show in the picture, but I did make some circles with my shimmer spritz.  Look right above the left corner of my watermark for one of the shiny circles.

Last week's ColourQ was kinda funky, but I like it!  And look...summer starfruit 2 weeks in a row! Once again, I regret getting rid of my Cool Caribbean ink pad (the only thing I had in that color), but I used tempting turquoise in its place.  Stampers hint:  If you enjoy the ColourQ, keep at least one coloring medium in every SU color!  LOL

My card base is pale plum...I have a few sheets left!  The main panel features the small images from "Mixed Bunch" stamped all over randomly, then mounted onto tempting turquoise.  I used another sentiment from "Whimsical Words," and the same scallop punch.  Two short tabs of the concord twill ribbon, a bit of sponging, and dots made with my marker all highlight the greeting.  I used my eyelet trim punch on pieces of summer starfruit, concord crush, and tempting turquoise, layering them for a finished look.

So glad that I finally posted these.  Hope I don't stall again next time!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Very pretty cards! I love your first experiment in color- looks wonderful together. Your 2nd would have been hard for me too, but you put the perfect elements together for an awesome card!

  2. Yummy colors on both of these sensational designs, Kim!

  3. Kim, you do such a great job with these challenges. Both cards are beautiful!