This card is for this week's Colour Q challenge. I love these colours together. Blue and green are my go-to for masculine cards, but I wanted to use the negatives from the die cut from this card sitting on my desk. I didn't think any of us needed to see another Joy to the World card in the middle of June, so I went for Peace on Earth instead. I left the 'earth-cuts' on the Cricut cutting mat while I stamped Stamps of Life 'peace'. Memory box bird fussy-cut and popped up on dimensionals.
This card, for this week's Dynamic Duo colour challenge looks black, but it's Basic Gray - so is the ink. This is one of two new stamp sets I ordered from Stampin' Up - you'll recall (maybe not, it's been a while!) that I make horse cards for my equine-surgeon-sister to give to her friends and clients so I'm always excited to see new horse images. Instead of layering the white onto regal rose, I masked the centre with a smaller square and sponged the edges with the pink ink. I like the slightly uneven effect you get with the sponging - I'll do that again for sure.
This is another of the new inkpads - this one was juicy and quite easy to stamp with, although I did have to let the ink dry. I don't know if the in-colours just have less ink in them, because I definitely found them harder to work with than the Basic Gray.
One reader mentioned yesterday that she finds that the SU! pads are harder to open in the humidity of the summer. That got me thinking (and remembering how puzzled I was by the design of these pads when I first started stamping, and how puzzled I still am if a top ever comes off and I have to re-attach it!) I definitely notice a difference stamping in different seasons. Clear stamps are very soft in the heat, and even the rubber ones are a little different. I'm not sure I've ever connected my difficulty opening the inkpads to the humidity, but I did find my new pads stiff and difficult to open, so not sure if it's because they're new, or because of the weather. Interesting.... Do you notice any differences in different weather?