Enjoy Life is such a versatile stamp set for a color challenge. The solid stamp images and the sentiments are fantastic. I especially love “wake up, kick butt, repeat,” not that it will find a place on this card, LOL.
I came across the Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS) color challenge and fell in love with it. When I started looking for an appropriate stamp set in my stash, I ran across Enjoy Life, and, voila, possibilities. Having not been inked up yet, I was excited to get started.
The HSS Color Challenge #299 is:
I will admit to playing with several possibilities before deciding on this layout. First I applied a watercolor wash of Flirty Flamingo ink on watercolor paper and then flicked a darker ink mixture of Flirty Flamingo. The “girl image” was stamped with Night of Navy using the stamparatus for a uniform solid image. This will make the inked image look darker. Afterwards, the image was cut with an outer oval die and then an inner stitched oval die. Then I used the Subtle embossing folder with just the inner stitched oval.
Have you purchased the Buffalo Check background stamp? It’s a wonderful way to incorporate color into a background panel. I textured the white back panel with the Woodland embossing folder. The remaining details are self-evident.
Enjoy Life Card Details
- Stamps: Enjoy Life, Buffalo Check
- Papers: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape cardstock; Watercolor paper
- Inks: Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Flirty Flamingo
- Tools & Accessories: Layering Oval dies, Stitched Shapes dies (oval and the square to make a rectangle), Subtle and Woodland textured embossing folders; Gorgeous Grape glitter enamel dots and mini striped ribbon
I hope the HSS design team members enjoy my card as much as I did assembling it.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this card.
Have fun stamping,