Tuesday, January 21, 2020

SHOPPING OUR STASH #412 - Winter Blues

 Good morning and welcome back, crafty friends!
Today starts the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!
For the next two weeks, we want to see your
You can make something Winter related and/or use the color blue
predominately on your projects.
My card doesn't seem to have a whole lot of blue on it, but it does. 
I didn't have any dye inks in my stash that seemed to go together well.
(trust me, I tried all the combinations. Nothing looked good to me)
I wound up using second generation stamping for the flower outline, then stamped
the stippled layers in first generation. To give them more of a blue tinge, I used
a very light blue Spectrum Noir marker to add even more color. The 
leaves were done kind of opposite: I stamped normally the outlines, then triple
stamped the stippled layer in the same ink. Again using a very light gray marker
to add more detail. The matte and oval frame are blue card stock IRL, but with
my crack photography skillz, they look black.  

Here's what the inside looks like:

A detail shot: 
(pay no attention to the fact that I couldn't line up the layer stamps
correctly to save my life)

Now it's your turn! What does Winter blues mean to you? Show us
by linking up to the Shopping Our Stash gallery!
For more inspiration, do yourself a favor and check out what my
teammies created. Soooo fantastic!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Gina K. - Stippled Flower; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Gray Flannel
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: MISTI; Gemini; Gina K - Stippled Flower dies; MFT - Stitched Oval frame die; Cuttlebug - Oxford EF; GC; Darice oval folder frame; Bazzill - rhinestones; SN markers: TB1, IG2 & TB6 (to color rhinestones); WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM


  1. Beautiful floral card, lovely design (I don't have inks that go together either but you did great) Awesome.

  2. i LOOOOOVE this missus!!! i definitely see the subtle shades of blue and all the grey and white just make it pop more. and ptooie on lining layered stamps up perfectly, they are supposed to make the images look hand drawn and individual!!!!! ♥♥♥

  3. Very, very pretty, Chris! I love the basketweave embossing on the front and you beautiful focal! You composition is a visual stunner! I am a layering die nit wit so everything looks perfect to me! Beautiful work!
    Chana Malkah

  4. Beautiful card. Love the blue flowers, so pretty with the embossed background and blue frame. TFS

  5. I always love blue cards so much! Yours is a beauty, Jo x

  6. Stunning card! Great solution to your blue issues. Those flowers are very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  7. Chris, your flowers look gorgeous!! I don't see any miss stamping anywhere.
    Great idea to use second generation stamping to get a different shade of blues, it looks awesome.
    Love the texture of your background too.
    Beautiful card.

  8. Gorgeous!
    I don't see anything NOT lined up in the layer stamps??
    AND I am wearing my glasses...sooooooo....it's awesome sistah!

  9. Beautiful and classy card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!!

  10. I far prefer people who, like me, canNOT master perfect layering! :D This is one gorgeous card! I can certainly tell the oval and mat are deep blue, so there. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  11. As I already mentioned I LOVE this card! You are in great company when it comes to layering stamp issues! Had you not mentioned it we wouldn't have noticed! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!!


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