Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

I am so thrilled to be featured on Melanie's blog with cards I made using her fabulous new stamp set School, Sports, Spirit. I wanted to put all of the ice sport images together. I made this a few weeks ago when it was super hot and humid and I was longing for cold temperatures and snow. :o) I've been making larger and longer cards than usual. I read a thread over at splitcoaststampers.com a few months ago that somehow had shared the results of a survey they performed with non-stampers about the preferred size card. I can't remember who started the thread, but it really made me think. After that moment I decided to try to make more cards that are larger than the usual 4.25" x 5.5". This card is a rather long card (4" x 8", I believe). It worked out great to add the three ice themed images. I also used a color combination I don't think I've ever used before. The base is Pure Luxury White Base Weight. Love that stuff. Then I used some turquoise Bazzil and some So Saffron from SU. I masked the images and sponged with So Saffron ink. I hope you are inspired and find some time to stamp a few things today.


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If you did not find this post by clicking on a link from Melanie's post. Please check out this post on her blog. She is also featuring another amazing lady and super talented stamper, Geri Utterback.

8 comments:

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful! I love the layout and the color combo. I rather like the different size cards.

Selma said...

Beautiful cards. Love your color combo. I like to make larger cards because you have more room to work. Congratulations on being Melanie's guest designer. All your work is beautiful.

Melanie said...

I love how you put them all together! Great job! You're really makign me want to skip fall almst and bring on the cold!!

your mentioning that thread reminded me of it, i did read that! larger cards are deintely a nice change, just have to be sure I have envies to fit or else tey will never go otu, too lazy to make my own!

Jessica said...

Melissa, these colors are so pretty together!!! Beautiful card!

Jennie said...

Love this Melissa and really like the shape. I remember when you had this sketch on STV over the summer. One of my favorites of all time :o)

Donna said...

wow, what a great card! love the soft colors

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sorry this is a bit late but Dee andmy son were home for the weekend and things were hectic! I just love this card, Melissa! Your colors are so perfect!

Olgy said...

Great card! I really like the colors and the shading on the pictures.