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. Pure loveliness! Dig the pins.

  2. This is beautiful, you have the cutest pins! I hadn’t seen your card but laughed when I opened it becasue I too used some pins but not as cute as yours! Very pretty card and mailable!

  3. I am not surprised you have so many comments-this card is just too cute! I love it!

    I love the pins, the embossing, the scallop stamp, everything. Thank you for your comment on my blog- I am now subscribing to yours!

  4. I luv everything about this card. You are so creative. I like the pins. I have to get some pins. I will be making some for Valentines Day Cards. I also have a pattern to make the cutest pin cushions. Happy God Blessed New Year Lisa! Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  5. What a beautiful card!!! I just discovered your blog! You are making such nice cards and stuff! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I will put a link to your blog on mine!
    Thanks for the great inspiration!


  6. Awesome card! That color combination seems difficult but you made it look great!

  7. WOW! WOW! Triple Wow!! I think we have a winner!! Seriously, I looked through most all the entries, this is the best take on this challenge…Looks like a card pin cushion!! :)

  8. Sally Traidman says:

    oh so cute!!!

  9. Super job with the challenge, Lisa! I love how you added a pearl to the heart pin. Such a cute detail. This is definitely a Top 10 card.

  10. That’s sensational – I love it!!

  11. …and I was right about this card being in the Top list. Congrats, Lisa!

  12. those pins really make this card stand out – nice job!

  13. Congrats again Lisa! As soon as I saw the little flower I knew it was your card on Kristinas blog. I knew it would be in the top. Your creation is really great.

  14. Yippee!  Your card made it into the top list!  Happy dance today!

  15. wow- this is super cute, love all the pins and dimesion!!

  16. This is awesome!  Love the pins!  Congrats on top 15!

  17. LOVE IT!!!! Congrats…

  18. This card is so CUTE!  I liked it at first glance, but after ‘staying’ here on the blog and hanging out, I realized how much I REALLY liked it! hee!

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