ETA - this card was chosen as a winner! Yay! I'm a Colour Queen!
Way back, in the early days of Pinterest, I pinned this photo to my Inspiration Board:
And the day has finally come. I bought some new red and green embossing powders in Madison last weekend and I already had turquoise and pink, so I used this week's Colour Cue Challenge again:
The 'blot' is from Stampin' Up's Extreme Elements. I cut a mask of 'Merry' (Papertrey Ink), placed it on the front panel and then stamped in versamark over the whole thing. Then I added each colour of embossing powder separately (the new colour will not stick where another colour is already in place). I removed the mask and melted the powder with my heat gun. Then I cut a clean 'Merry' out of white cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals.
Somehow my 'blot' looks a bit like a map of Canada to me. But then again, when I look at the card, I also see 'messy' not 'merry'. Ah, the mind is a wondrous thing! At least mine seems to be! lol!
Next, looking back to yesterday's card: Yes, there was a pattern of letters as well as colours. As an accountant, I am a lover of order and predictability. I'm really not very good at 'random'!
So here's the scoop:
First, the pattern does not include the top line for obvious reasons.
Then, because I wanted clear space at the top, I started from the bottom rather than trying to find the 'right' place to start and still fit only full rows. But I wanted you to be able to see JOY going left to right and top to bottom, as if I had stamped it from top to bottom. Once I knew all this, I worked it out on grid paper, so I knew which order to stamp the letters in.The pattern starts in the bottom left corner and goes left to right (but does not start with J). Then up a row, left to right.
I've got a busy weekend lined up, trying to finish my friend's order of 80 photo Christmas cards (all with embossing and glitter - I'll be sneezing up a storm!), as well as my daughter's piano recital. I hope you have fun things to do, too!