HSS Color Splash Challenge #57

Good Morning Stampers!!!  I have been playing with my MDS again… AND Hand Stamped Sentiments has another challenge for you this week!  We had SO many great submissions last week I can’t wait to see what everyone shares this week.  Our color inspiration for this weeks challenge is Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, and Blushing Bride.  What can you create?  Submit anything from a card to any type of paper craft project or home decor item.  Come on and play along…
Here is the card I created in My Digital Studio.  Don’t forget that TODAY new downloads are released, in fact NEW downloads are released EVERY Tuesday.  For this weeks project I made a birthday card that uses a technique called “stamping off”.  I know what you are thinking, Erin- you didn’t use stamps.  Well in case you didn’t know that this technique is really simple to recreate even though you are not using stamps.
 You make all your images (in this case I used the hearts and the letters for the words) the same color and then tweak the opacity for each of the images which gives you the stamping off effect.  The hearts are done in three different shades of the Poppy Parade shade.  I did the same effect for the words HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  I wanted kind of a kaleidoscope type effect and did more of a fade in and out type thing.
To create the ribbon fishtail on the side, I just placed a photo box filled with designer paper and then placed a white filled square punch shape on a 45 degree angle to give the fishtail effect.  Easy and adds interest and dimension to the card. Then I added some buttons, ribbons, staples, and stitching and called it a day.  These can be printed out and transformed into a hybrid project as well- Hmmm I feel a class idea coming on…
I hope you enjoyed this weeks project and stay tuned- I am preparing the photos of upcoming class projects and class-to-go kits that will be available.  Have a great day, definitely stop by the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge blog to take a stab at this weeks challenge and DON’T FORGET that we are heading into the final weeks of Sale-A-Bration  You can create this exact cards using the digital downloads available in the SAB brochure- SUCH cute designs and patterns!!!  Well, until next time~ TTFN


  1. Really cute. Never thought of it as stamping off, but it really is, digitally. Great job!

  2. I LOVE your MDS card, Erin! Thanks for the tip to make the ribbon ends! Clever! :)

  3. You’re MDS skills are creative. Love the ribbon and the heart balloon. Cute card!

  4. Great digital card. You did a great job with the MDS.


  5. How cool that you can use the same techniques digitally! I really like all of the fun accents you added, especially that stitching. Very fun! You have convinced me that I need to try MDS! :)

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