Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps Challenge #1


Have you heard of the new stamp company called The Alley Way Stamps??  They have some SUPER cute stamps, and their first BE Inspired Challenge is going on right now!

The Inspiration Photo:
Here is my card:

I do not have any TAWS stamps (yet!), so I chose this sweet ladybug offered in the free digi section on the site.   I was inspired by the turquoise colored background, the light colored woodgrain, and the bright colors.

I colored the ladybugs with Copics, and added stickles to the spots.  I made the fence using a "cake mold" that I found in the cake decorating aisle at M's.  I inked up the mold with kraft colored ink, then ran the cardstock/mold through my Vagabond, just like you do when using a texture plate.  I love how the woodgrain turns out!

Sentiment was cut using the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge.  I colored it in the mustard yellow color to match the pillow in the inspiration photo.  The background paper is OLD (guessing maybe 8 years?? haha) from Junkitz.  Not sure if they are even still around, but I haven't heard of them in a long time!

Thanks for looking, and hope you play along in the TAWS challenge too!!



  1. this is adorable.. I just love the way you used the stamp.. and the bright bold colors are fantastic.. I hope you will upload this to the creation blvd on the blog.. and our facebook page for another chance to win this month.. :) hugs

  2. Love this, Kris. It is so cheerful and adorable. You are the clever one using that cake mold for the fence. Looks awesome.

  3. Lovely card, the ladybugs all lined up look great :)


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