Welcome to Day 4 of the Artisan Finalist Blog Hop! Since it's a Monday, I thought it would be a great day to feature a bright & cheerful card.
The Artisan contest really helped me stretch my creativity. You might find this hard to believe, but I've never felt that scrapbooking was my strong suit and I usually shy away from bright colors. I think yesterday's scrapbook page and today's card are prime examples of what can happen when you step outside your comfort zone.
I used markers to ink up the greeting stamp. The ribbon was gathered and adhered with sticky strip. I believe this style of card is called a "starburst". Most samples I've seen, the designer will sew between the different strips of paper. I DON'T SEW! So, I used White Craft ink on the edges of each paper to make it stand out.
This blog hop will take you in a complete circle, but if you happen to lose your way, here is a list you can refer to. Be sure to check back every day this week for more great stamping and paper crafting ideas!
- Connie Collins
- Holly VanDyne
- Melissa Stout (you are here!)
- Amy O'Neill
- Sandie Conner
- Amy Rogers
- Mercedes Weber
- Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
- Mindy Bingamon
You are now ready to visit Amy O'Neill. She's got a great project to share with you today!
STAMP SET: Bright Blooms, Word Play
MARKERS: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
INK: Whisper White Craft, Pacific Point
PAPER: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Daisies, Brights Brads
Thanks for stopping by!