Thursday, December 5, 2013

Playing with Paint Chips

Hello everyone ~
A few weeks ago, my sweet and talented friend, Virginia challenged her blog followers to create a card using paint chips. If you haven’t seen her gorgeous cards using them, please check out Her Blog ~ you’ll be amazed! 

So, I finally made a trip to Home Depot to pick up some paint chips, then perused her blog for some ideas, and decided to CASE this card!

I love how Virginia used the negative die cuts from her alphabet dies, so I pulled out my PTI lower case dies, and created a Christmas card. I think this may be the first time I ever made a card without using stamps! Here is my card:

I had a lot of fun playing with paint chips, too! I used 'Behr' brand, and I was a bit surprised at the really high quality of the cardstock they use to make these paint samples!

My 2nd card is for 2 challenges: 
CASology ~ Our cue card this week is ribbon, but instead of using something from my ‘mega’ ribbon collection, I decided to use a die to represent a ribbon and bow. And, for the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge, where our theme for this week is to create a 'Clean and Simple' card.

I hope everyone is having a great week! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Paint Chip Card:
Cardstock: MFT - Sno Cone; Paint Chips from Home Depot
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Lower case alphabets
Glitter: Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Clear Rock Candy
Sequins: Lawn Fawn - Snowflake Sequins

Deck the Halls ~ CASology Challenge:
Stamps: MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Aqua Mist; DCWV - Foil Cardstock, Glitter Cardstock
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Fine Silver
Dies: Memory Box Crisp Bows, Classic Ornament; Poppy Stamps - Delicate Chain
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - Gray


Barb said...

I ADORE your take on Virginia's paint chip card, Barb! So fun how you created it for the current season!

Your second card is so gorgeous! Love that ornament and what a fab idea to use the dies for your ribbon and bow!

Cat Craig said...

Great execution on both cards Barb. The die bow is lovely, and your paint chip card is cheery in those blues.

Virginia L. said...

Your "ho ho ho"card makes me smile from cheek to cheek! What a LOVELY take, Barb! I am so glad that you got to play with paint chips. Aren't they FUN (and CHEAP) to play with? The added strips of glitter are so pretty! I like how festive and shiny your ornament card looks! Thanks for linking up your card!

Darnell said...

Virginia is going to be so proud of you, Barb ... oh, I just caught that she was the comment ahead of me, hold on a sec ... yup, I knew she would love what you did with those paint chips! You have now added inspiration to hers to make me want to try this, too!

Your sweet ribbon is perfect for that shiny shiny ornament! I happen to have that die ... Great work! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Paint chip Chic, Ho Ho Ho Terrific!!
Thanks for always playing with us Barb, love your creations!!

Dawn T said...

Wow Barb. Your paint chip cards are quite stunning and love your ornament. You have been busy

Rosemary said...

your paint chip cards are amazing, barb!! love your shiny ornament and the cute bow on your CASology card. thanks so much for playing along this week!

Jean said...

These are both fantastic! Lots of wonderful holiday inspiration.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! I love what you did with the paint chips! So perfect!

Unknown said...

Deck the halls indeed! Gorgeous card you have created with this week's challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Kylie said...

Wonderful set of cards, Barb! I LOVE that shiny ornament. Perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards Barb. Love the fun "ho-ho-ho" card - the colors are so pretty and who knew that paint chips could be repurposed for cards??!! :) Love the shine on your pretty silver ornament - perfectly CAS. Loll xx

Ardyth said...

Love the use of the single focal point with that pretty 'ribbon'! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your paint chip cards and your ribbon die cut are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

lostinpaper said...

I can't stop looking at the Ho Ho Ho card, it's fabulous Barb, the graduated colours work wonderfully!

Gillian R said...

Fabulous cards and I love all the die cuts. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Anonymous said...

Wow, Barb, the paint chip CASE is stunning, I completely love it! The hanging ornament is so elegant and gloriously shiny! Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

Barb! Wow, all amazing cards! I really love the sine on your ribbon festive! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Deepti Stephens said...

Pretty gorgeous ornament.. Love it <3 And all the cards are just amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)