Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Make It Monday #55

This week's Make It Monday offered a fun little challenge: take an existing frame stamp that you already have and enlarge it by stamping it in an overlap pattern. Dawn McVey used a Fillable Frames stamp, which I have a few of, but I was in the mood to try it with one of my Mat Stack favorite has always been Mat Stack 4, so I pulled that one out. It was a little bit more challenging to overlap the frame because of the pattern on it, as the place where the pattern overlaps looks messy, so I had to incorporate a way in the design to cover that part up. In the process of doing that, I came up with a multi-layer design à la Dawn McVey of which I really liked the result! ;) (I used one of the bright color combos that came out of this month's anniversary festivities; I'm not positive whose it was, but I think it may have been Dawn's! Lately I've been using patterned paper on every card I make because I have so much of it that I need to use it! But I also have loads of lovely background stamps that I don't usually use much of when I make a card with patterned paper, so I decided to challenge myself to make this card entirely without patterned paper, and use a background set that I have not used in awhile...So without further ado, here is my bright and festive birthday card...


Supply list:

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores (PTI); Real Red (SU)
Patterned Paper: none! :)
Stamp Set(s): Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, Mat Stack 4 Collection, Mat Stack 1 Collection (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Watermelon, Black (CTMH); Real Red (SU)
Embellishments: Red Rox (Queen & Co)
Tools: Ad Sense, Mat Stack 1 & Mat Stack 1 Layerz dies (PTI)


  1. This card is super cute! I love the bright colors!! I just bought that chevron set... I've had my eye on it for a while.

  2. Great job-You went way beyond the requirements for the challenge and layered this up beautifully. I love the bold, bright colors.

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous, great colours and your frames rock.

  4. AMAZING card! I love everything about it: the chevron background, mat stack 4, and the super fun use of ad sense dies. i almost forgot, the bright colors are fabulous too!