Category Archives: Starving Artistamps

clean and simple wildflowers

Hello stamping friends!  Just popping in here to show a quick, clean and simple card I made today.

This came together so quickly – it actually took me longer to find the stamps than to make the card!  The stamps are mostly from Papertrey with one image from Starving Artistamps.  They were stamped with memento inks on watercolor paper.  I went back and forth trying to decide whether or not to add bling, more color, ribbon, etc.  In the end I just wanted something clean and simple.  This card design can be replicated easily and used for a variety of occasions by just changing the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check back here on Wednesday – I have a pretty spring card to show!


another clean and simple card

This card is for the color challenge at SCS this week.  It calls for using some great summer colors – sand and two different shades of blue – so we are still thinking beach!!  Yay!!

The foliage images, from Starvingartistamps were stamped in sand and the sentiment, from Papertrey in Not Quite Navy.

Easy peasy as they say!!

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The latest challenge on the Moxie Fab blog is “fanatical about botanicals” and I’m playing along!  The challenge is to make somethings using botanical designs, which seem to be everywhere these days.  Here is my card:

The pattern papers are from DCWV Lemon Flower stack.  I love the combination of yellow, grey and black.  I stamped the floral image (from StarvingArtistamps) in black on one of the neutral pattern papers.  The sentiment (from Flourishes) was stamped on one of the white patterned papers and punched out using an SU punch.  The base card is a very pale yellow – don’t know where it came from but I suspect it is from Michaels or JoAnn’s because it is a lighter weight than SU.

Thanks for stopping by today!  My copic class on Saturday went very well and I hope to share some of the cards we did with you here.

moxie fab tuesday trigger

Hello friends! 

I am playing along with this weeks Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab blog.  Here is what I created!!

The cardstock is Stampin Up, the designer paper is from DCWV Lemon Flower collection which has some scrumptious papers in yellows, greens, grays and black. 

This clean and simple card was so easy to pull together.  I stamped the flower (from StarvingArtistamps) and the sentiment (Papertrey) in memento black ink on the patterned paper and cut the top of the panel with pinking shears.  The punched fence border was wrapped around this piece.    I had passed on the fence punch many, many times before but it was 40% off at JoAnns last week and I just decided it should be in my craft room! 

I tied some bakers twine through the button holes – the twine is one I made using crochet thread and a copic marker.  I love how you can make your own to match the color you need!

The Tuesday Trigger that inspired this card is this dress:

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just one piece of cardstock

That is today’s challenge on SCS.  Take a sheet of cardstock and make a card.  The intent is to get back to the purity of just stamps and ink and that is what I used here.  One sheet of cardstock, two stamps, embossing powder and alot of ink!

The paper – just plain white cardstock!  I knew white would be perfect for this challenge because you can make it any color, so I just started experimenting and came up with this rich color combo:  Cantaloupe and Dandelion  from Memento and Rich Razzleberry from SU.  who knew those colors would go together so well?

The main panel was stamped and embossed in white (the image from StarvingArtistamps).  I sponged Dandelion ink in the center, Cantaloupe around that and edged with Razzleberry.  This panel was mounted on a piece of white cardstock that was edged in Razzleberry.

The base card was inked in the same manner.  The script text image is from Papertrey and stamped in Razzleberry. 

I did not have any matching ribbon, but I did have some paper left so I colored it with Razzleberry and cut a strip to place above the text and a little piece to place on the top of the main panel.

I’m very happy with how it turned out – especially the colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!