Wednesday, January 13, 2016

why mess with a good thing

Another card for you today. Does this card bring anything to mind?


If your mind went to Papertrey Ink, I'm not surprised. That's where my inspiration originated. A while ago Maile B. introduced a paper line and this design caught my eye. Why mess with a good thing, I thought, and kinda recreated it using these stamp sets.

Celebrate Artsy

Holiday Artsy
The sentiment is from the new release, a great and versatile sentiment set designed by Shery and called Big Greetings.  Watch for more of it on Friday. I was inspired by colors from The Challenge although I strayed a bit since I needed more tones. Bev of Happy Dance is being featured. Yay Bev!


Since I used a newly released stamp set, I'm squeaking in at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Something New.

Two of those swooshes are stamped with Delicata silver pigment ink, so I'm joining the metallic fun at Just Us Girls #325.

And Betsy V''s card totally reminded me of the idea of a strip of striped paper along the edge to pep things up. I'm joining the Create Along With Us over at PTI. I didn't actually use PTI product, but it was Maile's PP that inspired my design!

Happy Hump Day!


19 comments:

  1. I too loved the free artsy look of the card !

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  2. Yep. Like this one. Clean and sweet, fun color, lots of white space, and swooshies. Glad you shared this fun card; it makes me smile. Bev

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  3. P.S. Thanks for the shout-out! Glad you're playing along!! : )

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  4. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the soft colors and graphic look on this. You know how to make the stamps shine, Maria!

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  5. Very artsy! Love the drama of the black/white strip.

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  6. This is one fun and artsy card for sure! I love colors too :)

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  7. Cool, crisp, funky and deliciously artsy, Maria ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. What a fun design! I love the colors and artsy design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  9. What a great artsy card! Love the swipes of color! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  10. Very "Maria" -- great use of the images! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  11. Great way to re-create the look of Maile's watercolor paper! Super fun card!

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  12. So fun...love your amazing card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

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  13. Love the collage style stamping you did here! The metallic accents look great with the bold colors. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

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  14. What a great artsy design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge this week!

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  15. Totally awesome, graphic feel to your card and you had me at thick, black stripes! LOVE that! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week, Maria! xo

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