Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge





Hello there ~ It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, and this time our theme is 'Holiday'! DRS Designs is sponsoring our challenge, and they are offering a $10.00 gift certificate in their store to the winner!

I chose Valentine's Day, since it's just around the corner ~

  
I thought it would be fun to use a few non-traditional colors for my card...I started by channeling my 'Inner Kay Miller', and created a color wash with Peerless watercolors. If you're not familiar with Kay, just click on her name, and grab a cuppa your favorite drink...you are in for a real treat! I die cut the heart with PTI Silver Luxe cardstock, and the sentiment with DCWV teal foil cardstock. Both are SSS dies, and I think they look so pretty together. For the inside of the heart, which is off-set, I used patterned vellum (white polka dot), but it's hard to see in the photo. Lastly, I added a stamped sentiment and a few sparkly sequins, and that was it! 

I hope you'll find the time to stop over at the Addicted to Stamps & More blog and check out the lovely cards created by my teamies! We would love it if you would join in the fun, too!

It just so happens that this week's theme at the SSS Flickr Challenge is 'Anything Goes', so I am entering my card there, as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Have a great week, 










26 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Barb, love the colour you have used particularly with the silver heart. They go together perfectly.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Barb - i had the same thought to do non-traditional valentine colors - must have a further think about that!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous card, such a pretty colour combo for Valentines!

Greta said...

So fun to make a Valentine with these colors, Barb--gorgeous! I have that heart on my wishlist!

Karen L K said...

Pretty!

TaeEun said...

Gorgeous! I love the softness of the colors and the vellum heart gives this card a special touch!

Barb said...

Barb, that silver heart is so gorgeous with the blues! Love this beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous colors Barb, that heart in silver with your teal wash is so stand out amazing. Love love love love this one.

Anita in France said...

Gaspingly gorgeous, Barb ... love those gorgeous watercolours ... they're so perfect with those delicate hearts and that shiny sentiment ... a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Creative world said...

Stunning card...I love the color's you used,and the design is just fab...Ċ½eljka XX

Rosemary said...

really lovely card, barb!

Joyce said...

What a fun valentine-Love the untraditional colors you used.

Loll said...

Beautiful watercoloured background Barb. The silver accents are perfect with the soft shade of blue. Love the Valentine's Day card in non-traditional colours too. xx

Julie Curtis said...

Hi Barb, This is beautiful!! I love the non-traditional color. It really shows of your sentiment nicely. HUGZ Jules

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful blues on this lovely card, and love the "arty" heart die too :-)

Karren said...

Wow, this is stand-out beautiful!

Shona Chambers said...

Absolutely love this Barb!! I've always been a bit partial to blue and white and these turquoise colours totally grab me (in the right way!!). The watery background is divine and love the silver heart die. Brilliant!

Julie B said...

Gorgeous, love your w/c washes and the shiny die cuts. It's good to get away from traditional red and pink. :)

cm said...

Stunning, Barb! The turquoise/silver is such a striking combination, and I'm truly crushing over your splendid water-coloured background (I'm so done with water-colour...can't get it right, so no point in stressing over it any more!). Love this immensely! Apologies for being behind in commenting; life's happening!
Hugs~c

laurie said...

Love that water color background and shiny heart..so pretty!

EdenLand Designs said...

Love it!!! The non traditional colors, with the silver give a real WOW to a fabulous Valentine's card!!
Susan

maria f. said...

Those aquas with silver... scrumptious!

Bobby said...

I love this, Barb, so much that I pinned it because for once I have the dies/stamps to CASE a card.

Neets B said...

Barb, this is FABULOUS! I am a massive fan of Kay's work and you've portrayed her style wonderfully here. And teal is my fave colour so I adore this card...LOVE!

Monika Reeck said...

Now I want to have that heart DIES it looks adorable on your card
and that watercolor background so adorable too
soft and lovely combo
Great card again Barb
hugs
Monika

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb the silver heart and sentiment are lovely with the blue watercolour wash! I am still trying to get the hang of using them.