Today I've made a birthday card using the clean, layered sketch at Retro Sketches and some beautiful colours, as suggested by Sunday Stamps Color Challenge. I do rather like the inspiration picture, it reminds me of old European doorways, such lovely, rustic entries.
SUO Challenges have suggested 'stamping in the background', instead of DSP.
The grungy door surround in the picture inspired me to ink up an embossing folder with Sahara Sand, and instead of pushing it through the Big Shot, I used my brayer to press the colour onto the card. I like the effect it has given, and I think I'm going to try it some more now. The Embossing Folder I inked up was Alphabet Press, the one on the belly band strip is Arrows.
I've used a piece of Pacific Point paper from International Bazaar DSP, and a scrap of Bermuda Bay from Kaleidoscope DSP. I have to say, this is a really pleasing colour combination, which I haven't used before. Not much stamping either, just a greeting from retired Wacky Wishes, so I didn't even get inky today!
I'm a bit excited too, it's a long weekend in most of Australia, with Monday a holiday for Queen's Birthday.
Have a great weekend