colourQ 321!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

There are no mistakes in stamping.  This is a mantra that has been a part of my card-making world since I started playing around with paper and ink many years ago.  This card that I made for the latest colourQ challenge tested that belief!

I won't go into all the gory details but I had trouble with the inlaid circles and with the sketchy tree image.  After my trouble with the tree I really wanted to scrap the whole card and start from scratch but the inlaid circles took so long to do and even though I messed those up too I didn't want to start all over again!  So I took a chance that some white embossing powder would make everything better.  My save was not too bad!  The layout here is from the latest sketch at retro sketches and I'm also playing along with the challenge at Just Us Girls to use sequins.

We're taking a little break at colourQ so this challenge will stay up for two weeks!  Check out all the details at colourQ and while you're there you can see all the beautiful cards from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Sketchy Christmas (Precious Remembrance)
Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 die, Horizontal Stitched dies, Stitched Circle STAX (My Favorite Things); Wet Paint Holiday die (Papertrey Ink); white embossing powder

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7 Responses to “colourQ 321!”

Kim P said...

Great save on this one! I never do inlaid anything, so I admire your creation. The color combo is really unique; hopefully I will get a chance to play along.

Lisa said...

Terrific modern design Jen, the invalid circle design looks great!! Can't even tell you had problems at all!!

Deepti said...

So trendy and cool! I like the white painted Christmas tree :)

Linda Callahan said...

Funky and fun! Great save!

Cheryl said...

Love the layered circles and how you made something great out of what wasn't working out (can't even tell!)
Thanks for joining the challenge at Just Us Girls this week!

Chris D. said...

All that hassle with the inlaid circles paid off, as this is one fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Kind said...

Glad you saved it cause it's a really cool card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!