Saturday, February 25, 2012

Be Whoever You Wanna Be


I was a lucky winner during Market Street Stamps' last release and the new Make A Memory set finally popped up in my mail box a few days ago.  It arrived just in time for me to play along with the MSS Block Party!  This will be my first MSS challenge card that doesn't use images from Hippie Chic!  (Although the sentiment is from that set - I can't abandon it completely!)  I thought the colours from this week's ColourQ challenge would go along perfectly with what I had in mind.  I love that Dusty Durango colour - too bad it's retired.  I used Terracotta from ColourBox as a substitute and although it looks rather red in my photo it's actually a pretty good match.  Originally I planned to make a one layer card and mask all the cameras but I smudged it of course.  So I ended up popping up the Terracotta camera.  I also tried again and made a one layer card without smudging it but in the end I preferred the one with the popped up image.  So glad that sometimes mistakes can be so handy!



Cardstock:  (White) Gina K
Stamps:  (Camera from Make A Memory, Sentiment from Hippie Chic) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Terracotta) ColourBox, (Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Doodlebug
Copics:  E08, YG23

25 comments:

Lindsey said...

It _is_ hard to beat a popped-up image! Congrats on your win -- obviously you'll be making great cards with your TWO sets now!

Noelle said...

This is just adorable, Jen! I love that camera, and the way you used the colors is too cute. :) hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those cameras Jen.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card, congrats on your new stamps.

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Jen, that camera is a cool image! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

lostinpaper said...

FAB design and use of the inspiration colours Jen! Love how you 'popped' one the cameras!

~amy~ said...

Fab design and stamping!!

Vicky Hayes said...

It would have been great as a one-layer card but the popping adds extra interest - I love it!

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute card! I love the layout of it, its so clean and cute. Those cameras stamped in different ink is such a cool idea! I also love that you pop dotted the one camera, it gives your card a nice dimension! Amazing job!
-Sam

Stephanie Washburn said...

LOVE this card, Jen! So clean and simple and PERFECT! Love how you popped out that one camera- it's the perfect touch! Thanks for joining our party this month!

onecraftymama said...

Ah, an embellishment opportunity ;) Sometimes I figure those little mistakes are just nature's way of making the card the way it's supposed to be. (please don't disabuse me of this thought...it gets me through many a craftastrophe! lol)
Love this sentiment & the awesome camera image - and WOOHOO on winning :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg I love this simply amazing!!!!

Joyce said...

Super, super cute card. I love it when mistakes work out for the best. Usually, I am left with a heap for the scrap folder! Love how you incorporated the challenge colors.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Jen, I really love this card!!! You did a smashing job on it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Lynn said...

CAS Happiness! I love how you popped up the one camera and kept the strap on. So cool!

kingstonmama said...

I love this card and the way you've used the colors. CAS and fabulous. :) ann Y.

Christina said...

This is so cute! I love it, Jen! The popped up camera really adds a fun touch, and so do those sweet little gems. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

love the colours, and the height from the elevated one too ... adds an awesome dimension. don't you love how i am so observant and sound like i know what i am talking about when really i have no idea how you make your gorgeous cards!

Maureen Morton said...

This is a great design, Jen - I must keep this mind. I always love your graphic style and this one is at the top of the list! A perfect and fun card.

Renee said...

Adorable!!
Love all those fabby camera's...
especially the one that's "popped"!!
And such a fun sentiment too...
I see why you used it!
Fabby card! :)

Amy said...

Jen, what a fab CAS design and I LOVE the one popped up camera!

Thanks for coming to the MSS BLock Party!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh gosh... I have a very similar card going up on Thursday! Oddly it is amost exactly the same. You are going to laugh when you see it. Great minds think alike. I love what you did!

Jenny said...

Hey.... I didn't spot this little cute number you snuck in on Saturday!! Love those 'off the edge' cameras and cute sentiment :0)
Jenny x

Joyce said...

Congrats on your ColourQ win. Way to go!

Emily Leiphart said...

Seriously, girl, do you just buy every single stamp out there? This is awesome!