Kristina’s Color Challenge #36


As soon as I saw Kristina’s color challenge I new just what I was going to do.  I had this new Hero Arts Scallop Flourish stamp sitting on my desk — just begging to be inked + stamped — plus! — I made a new year’s resolution to stop hoarding crafty stuff, and I had been hoarding some decorative pins for a long time now…


The green heart pin is from Fancy Pants designs, and the pale pink pin was saved from a package of Making Memories ribbon.


Here’s a side view — it is a circle card.  I put the score on the left side since that side of the card is heavier.  Here’s a view from the right.


I also finally had a chance to try out a trick I read about on the Hero Arts Flickr Group from LysaQ — did you know that you can emboss using quick drying chalk ink?  Yep, you can!  Just ink your stamp first with a clear embossing ink like VersaMark, then apply the chalk right over top.  I used clear embossing powder, wanted to give the rouge chalk ink a little extra color.  What a great tip!

Oh and!  To create a circle card, cut two circles — one for the front and one for the back.  Score the circle for the back about half inch or so down from the top — doesn’t have to be exact — apply glue to the top part (above the score line) and adhere to the inside of the front circle.  Ta dah!

More on the supplies: All stamps, pink notecard + the pearls by Hero Arts.  Olive green paper by Basic Grey. White felt flower made with a Cuttlebug die.  Nestabilities circle die. Ribbon by American Crafts.  Corner rounder punch by EK Success.

45 Replies to “Kristina’s Color Challenge #36”

  1. Such a cute, happy little card – well done.

    Luv Sandie

  2. Wow this is beautiful, love the pink and green together. Kim

  3. I love this!! Great job!

  4. Wow, Lisa, this circle card is adorable! So much brighter & more cheerful than mine…..I had no RR designer paper! You did an awesome job!
    PS: Love your blog!

  5. Kelly Rasmussen says:

    LOVE this!! just made my first circle card this week…so fun! and i love that new hero arts scallop flourish stamp…that one is on the top of my wish list. :)
    and btw…LysaQ was the one who gave out the tip about embossing with chalk ink. it was under the “embossing powder” discussion on the Hero Arts Flickr group. i thought this was a great tip too! :)

    1. Thanks a ton Kelly! Updating the post now to give credit to LysaQ :)

  6. stampersuzz says:

    Wow! I love those pins in addition to the rest of the great details on this card.

  7. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  8. Wow! This is gorgeous, I’m sure Kristina’s going to love this one. I can see why you have hoarded the pins though, they are very nice :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and posting a comment for me!

  9. I love this idea for making round cards. I have never thought of adding a separate piece on the back. I love your card. It is so bright and cheery!

  10. Beautiful Card Lisa…i too have been hoarding some of those pins….

  11. This is adorable, love the shape, textures and prints!

  12. Wow … this is fabulous. I ‘need’ this Hero Arts stamp.

  13. Gorgoeus card! I love how you used the colors from the challenge! Great shape for the card too!

  14. Wow! Awesome card, love it!

  15. I just picked up the scallop stamp at the store today and can’t wait to ink it up! Love your inspiration! Off to work on my color challenge card.

  16. Love this card. It is so original!

  17. Fabulous as always, Lisa!

  18. This is a very nice unique card. I like your different approach in the way you design your cards.

  19. Oh, this is gorgeous!
    Happy, Crafty New Year!

  20. donna mikasa says:

    Happy New Year, Lisa! I am a lover of circle cards and yours is just fabulous! Love those colors for the challenge…

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