Simply Challenging

Today I only have about 30 minutes to make a card and post the picture to my blog, so this card needs to be quick and simple.  I decided to tackle a few challenges while making this card.  (perhaps I thrive on pressure???)

#1- My personal challenge- Make a "flat" card using only ink and stamps.  No ribbon, bling or DSP.

#2- Stamp Nation Challenge- Use something you own that you haven't used before.

#3- HSS Challenge- Color Blocking.  See below.

So I went to work and made this card using Up In The Air (Stampin' Up Hostess) stamp set along with Happy Greeting stamp set.  I used my clear block and inked it up with Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, and Wisteria Wonder inks to add the color blocking you see on the card.  It was so tempting to add a ribbon, or basic rhinestone or even sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the card, but I resisted because I wanted to complete my personal challenge.

Next I took the picture with my phone.  (If I have time after taking the boys for their haircuts I will take a better picture.)  (Tried to take a better picture, but it's just too dreary of a day to get a good shot.  Sorry.) 

And, here I am posting on my blog.  I have 5 minutes left to edit and post.  Phew... thank goodness for a simple card.  Everything is cleaned up in my stamp room, and I am ready to go pick up my kids from school.  This just goes to show that you don't need a lot of time to be a little creative.  <3

Now I want to challenge you!  Set a timer and spend that time creating what you love.  (Cards, Quilts, Scrapbooking, Painting, etc.)  Then leave a comment letting me know what you created.  (Bonus points if you take the challenge above and do the same 3 challenges I did.)

Creative Blessings,
Heather North
My Stampin' UP! Store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cr8tvblessings/
Up in the Air - Clear-Mount Stamp
Up In The Air (Hostess Stamp Set)

Clear Block I - by Stampin' Up!
Clear Block
Classic Stampin Pads - Subtles Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Classic Ink Pads


Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE your rules you set for yourself for this project- way to challenge yourself!! I LOVE how your card turned out, seriously cute! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Great use of the blocks of color! I really like this with that set you used too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Krista said...

What a great idea and very motivational, too! I like the way you emphasized the images with using the inked blocks to stamp the colors. Thank you for your challenge and thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Just a Thought... said...

Very pretty card!!! I loved the rules you set for yourself!! Great idea!! Thank you for playing this week at HSS!! Amy

inkedx2 said...

Love how you used the technique to highlight you stamped images! Great idea. This was a great set for this. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.