2.03.2020

One Plus Twelve - February


 Hi friends!

Today's card is for the February  One Plus Twelve
It's a challenge I created last year as a way to stretch the use of my stamps.
The idea is to take 1 stamp (and just one!) for 12 months,
creating 12 unique and different cards.
I asked my friends Barb and Jeanette to join me again this year ... 
and we've all chosen a different stamp and stamp company :)

This year, to go along with my word of the year 'Bloom',
I chose Beautiful Bloom by MFT stamps.



This month's card idea went all kinds of ways AND sideways!
I had an idea in my head but my card had another ;)

Welcome to create a flower,
where if the lines don't match up ~ mix them up!

I started out by stamping the flower with Ranger distress oxide inks
 in Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin. 
I layered the inks and then decided to do a spin off of a spotlight 
by popping up the bottom half of the stamp, using MFT's stitched die-namic.
The shape was a little larger than I needed for this A2 size card and flower
so I ran it through my Gemini Jr twice, moving the die to cut more inside.



 A few sequins and a sentiment from the stamp set 'because',
and this card was complete!

Here's a better view of the dimension ↓
 

It's time to already start planning out my card for March!
You can see Barb's card here 
and Jeanette's card here as well as what stamp they chose.
I have a lot of people ask if they can play along and the answer is - 
of course!  
Just grab a stamp - any stamp - and challenge yourself 
by creating a card with it twelve ways, one for each month.

It's exciting to think ahead and know at the end of this year,
 I'll have a bouquet of BLOOMS ~ in card form :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

17 comments:

  1. Yess sounds really great Kelly.. but I wonder how to do it...my wheels on my little hamster wheel already go waaaay too fast.. I like this one.. great dimensions too.
    Sorry for late visit .. 😊
    Thanks for sharing, and most of all for popping over, and may God bless you.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. Kelly, your card is so pretty! I love how you popped up part of the image - in spotlight style. Very creative!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous floral image and card Kelly, beautifully designed and the sequins to embellish are just lovely, Kate x

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  4. Such a gorgeous card Kelly.

    Sue xx

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  5. I love your challenge -a great idea and love the stamp you used -great idea popping up the bottom half too
    carol x

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  6. Awesome technique with the layer Kelly. Can't wait to see Marchs.

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  7. WOW! What a beautiful stamp! I love how you highlighted it - I may case that idea with something else! :) I love your idea of working with 1 stamp set 12 different ways... I should try and do that each week! Like pick 4 stamp sets only for the month and use 1 set each week for say 3 months then change it up... this way I only focus on those 4 sets for 3 months getting as much use out of them and then moving on to another 4 sets for 3 months.... and then maybe I won't have so many new sets not being used! Hummmm... the wheels are turning in my head! LOL

    Theresa

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  8. So creative and I love how it has turned out. A very beautiful card with a fabulous colourway x.

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  10. Oh Kelly what fabulous stamping and awesome use of the spotlight and die cutting techniques! I'm not always sure that I like it when my cards go a different way than what I envisaged before I started, and they seem to do it quite often!!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Wow, such a lovely card with a special twist, well done ! Hugs, Enny

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  12. A very clever spin on spotlighting! Looks great!

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  13. What masterful piecing on this fabulous two-tone design, Kelly!! Your card is beautiful!

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  14. This is so awesome! I've never seen or thought of doing this technique. And the colors go along together perfectly.

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  15. Very creative CAS, love the double colouring of the lines!
    Big hugs!

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