Monday 7 March 2016

Look and you will find

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are keeping warm as I know there is a lot of snow and cold winds around in some parts.

Today  I would like to show you a card I made for the latest  Indigo Blu challenge 'Red is the Colour', with a little bit of a fun element in mind.  The idea is for all Indigo blu fans to try and spot the different Indigo blu stamps used.  Some are obvious but others are more difficult as you may only have a snippet of a stamp in the set.

Before I tell you the answers, I will show you how I started to put this card together.  Firstly I cut a piece of copy paper and a piece of Perfect stamping card 14cm x 14 cm and cut an aperture out of the copy paper to make a frame to fit the card.

I used the frame to mask off the borders of the card and used Vermillion archival ink and the Bubbles background to stamp inside the centre.

I removed the frame and masked off the stamped bubbles with the cut out paper aperture, and used one of the 'Itsy Bitsy' Background stamps (a there is your first clue) to stamp around the border.

Next I cut out some of the bubbles and stamped these with various stamps before replacing them over blank bubbles of the same size.  For the cut outs I stamped onto card and glued them underneath.  The card was mounted onto red card and then onto a white base card.  The wording and arrows are created using rub ons.

So how did you do? lets have a look at some of the obvious stamps starting with the set I have already mentioned, 'Itsy Bitsy' backgrounds.  There are two here.... 

One here...
and one here.  You may also have spotted 'Square Peg Round Hole' which you can see on the large  bubble here...

The button was another easy one from 'In Stiches'

But did you spot the two small bubbles above with the dandelion clock on the right from 'Wild Meadow' and part of the thimble border on the left from 'Sewing mends the Soul'

Th bubble on the left of this photo is part of the large leaf from 'Bloomin Great' and the smaller bubble on the right is taken from the 'Map background'

On the picture below just below the Look you can see a glimpse of a sewing reel from 'Sewing mends the soul' and on the right a little more obvious, 'Rain Droplets'.  The pretty flower is taken from the hair of 'Juliet' it is not the large obvious one on this stamp but a smaller one  next to it.  Finally we have part of the tape measure from 'In Stitches' towards the bottom of the picture.

 A closer look from a different angle gives you an idea of the 3 dimension of the card.

I would like to thank Chris from Pearshaped Crafting for giving me the inspiration to have a bit of fun with a project with a wonderful page she created last week called where are the bears? see it Here.  I did not see any bears at first, but looking for them certainly made me look closer at the page. 
with your little challenge to find the stamps.
Thank you for dropping by, do let me know how many you spotted.

Mo x


  1. Love all those circles, especially how they contrast with the squares and of course red looks amazing with black and white, just pops of the pages - fabulousness xx

  2. Wow Mo, what a pleasure to see what you have done with this card. The finish is fabulous and a great tutorial too. Thanks for that too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  3. The design is so brilliant, and I like the little game ;-) Thank you for playing with us at IndigoBlu challenge.

  4. This is fabulous mo and i love that you have us a little game too! Brilliant work as always! Thanks for joining us at the indigo blu challenge too and good luck my friend! Hugs rachel x

  5. You did a fabulous job with all those stamps, the only one I got was the circle one, love your design and the way you thought out of the box!! Beautiful work, as ever. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Wow Mo what an incredibly clever card! An amazing design with those circles and little squares playing together in perfect harmony! Beautifully put together and such a striking colour combo too!

  7. Love how you designed this Mo and all the snippets you used. At first glance it gave me an impression of planets but on close up scrutiny (with your amazing photos) you have cleverly created amazing depth and dimension.
    Hope you are having a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  8. Ha Mo, what an amazing card, and I lost count!!! but certainly around 8 or more sets have been used!! Thank you for taking part in the challenge and good luck! Maxine


  9. I love your card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge,

    Hugs Wenda

  10. Fabulous card, a genius idea that I havn't seen done before- it's a hide and seek card!
    Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu challenge.

  11. Love the design! Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge- good luck! Kay x

  12. So clever how you've created those indentations and pops of dimension with the circles - fabulous detailing.
    Alison x

  13. I agree, this is such a neat idea, love the contrast and dimension! A big hearty congrats to you on your Indigo win!!! <3