Holy Guacamole! You all blew my socks off with your out of this world amazing entries for last week’s Color Blocking Challenge. Seriously, choosing my faves was super difficult!! I love that you all are really digging these CAS challenges - this week’s challenge is another fun one!
This week’s challenge is to create a clean and simple project and include either a torn edge or use an edge punch or die. Easy peasy, right?!! Of course, there’s a fabulous prize at stake for the winning entry. But you’ll have to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see what it is. You’ll also find some amazing inspiration provided by the other Girl Fridays.
This week’s very generous sponsor is Market Street Stamps! Market Street Stamps was kind enough to provide each of the Girl Fridays with some amazing stamps to get inky for this week’s challenge. Oh my goodness – there were so many wonderful stamps to choose from that I had a really hard time deciding. And are they delicious to work with – really great quality and super versatile!! I’ll definitely be adding more of these lovelies to my collection. Thank you, Market Street Stamps, for sponsoring our challenge and for providing us with your wonderful products – we so appreciate you!!
I chose one of Market Street Stamps’ backgrounds called Too Many Martinis. So fun to work with!! I had so much fun, in fact, that I created two samples for this week’s challenge! For my first sample, I stamped the Too Many Martinis background using three different colors of ink and added coordinating self-adhesive rhinestones to really make those bubbles pop. I couldn’t resist pairing this amazing background with some new A Muse Studio stamps that I had – can’t have a bubbly background without a fun cocktail, right?!! I used a Fiskars edge punch for the upper edge of the background strip to fulfill the challenge requirement.
My second sample was created by masking the lower half of the card base and stamping Too Many Martinis with white pigment ink. It’s more subtle, but still gives a great effect to tie in with the fun cocktail, don’t you think? Did you notice the sugared rims on both of the cocktails? Soooo fun, right?!! And I used a scalloped border die to fulfill my edge requirement. If you need information about any of the products that I’ve used in today’s samples, please feel free to drop me an email.
That’s it for me today, kids. Sadly, I’m headed to a memorial service for our college friend today. I’m so grateful for the many wonderful memories that I have of our friend and look forward to celebrating his life and the influence that he had on each of us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and want you to know how much I appreciate your sweet, sweet comments each week. You all sure know how to make a girl feel good.