Cup of Cheer

Hey there Stampin’ friends!

Hope that you had a great weekend! Today’s card share is for the Color Challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers!

Here’s the color combo they gave us:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I made a color wash for the background on watercolor paper. I also was bound and determined to use this new Cup of Christmas bundle from the Holiday Mini Catty, as it fit perfectly for the dessert option with this week’s challenge. I felt the card needed a neutral color (besides the Whisper White) to bring it all together so I added Early Espresso to the color palette.

 

Here’s a close-up:

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I changed up this card so many times before the end result that you see here. It’s one of those things about making cards sometimes….you mess and fiddle to where it all runs together and it never even comes close to what you were trying to come up with.

Here’s another view:

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Anyways, I finally got to a place that I was at least not hating it that I just stopped and had to go with satisfied because I didn’t like anything else that I was coming up with, sigh.

Have you ever been this way in designing a project? So frustrating sometimes dealing with yourself and coming up with the design stuck in your head, as my daughter would say to me, “You’re sooooo EXTRA!” LOL πŸ™‚

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed week ahead ❀

Merry Moose Birthday

Hiya Stampers!

I hope that you had a very blessed Thanksgiving, we sure did! πŸ˜‰

Today’s card share is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers!

Here’s the color combo they gave us:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I used some retired gold string tied around his neck for the gold color. The mini jingle bell is also retired as the jingle bells this year were too big.

Here’s a close up:

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I simply used the tree punch in the Holiday catalog to punch out black trees for a background silhouette scene. Then punched with Shaded Spruce cardstock using the moose punch.

Here’s another view:

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I stamped in black ink using the Buffalo Check background stamp on Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Pretty easy card to put together. I gave this to my son for his 19th birthday this year and it fit as the dessert option too. Win, win!!!!!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed week! ❀

Simply Thankful

Hello Stampers!

I hope your weekend was fabulous!

Today’s card share is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers.

Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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At first I was trying to use theΒ  Lovely Lipstick as the focal color because I love it so much but it was throwing me off a bit with the rest of the fall-ish colors……so using it on the berries only here made it work way better!

Here’s a close up:

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I used the Country Home stamp set with the retired Stitched Seasons Framelits from the Blended Seasons bundle from last year.

Here’s another view:

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The dessert option was adding the Pumpkin Pie, which I did on the fern-like leaves in the stamped image.

The ribbon is retired Early Espresso from a couple of years ago with goes well with the DSP paper.

Well,  thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. ❀

Christmas Easel Card

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you all had a great weekend. For today’s card, I made an easel card for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I am the guest hostess for this week’s challenge. I had fun picking out the color combo as well as the desert option! The colors I chose are:

Real Red, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow

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The Desert Option is adding some sponging on your card. So, I kinda made a vintage looking card with the sponging on all the panels, die cuts and even the stamped focal image.

Here’s what I came up with:

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I stamped the rose from The Christmas Rose outline stamp in Early Espresso, then stamped the rose in Real Red and leaves in Mossy Meadow in the coordinating filler stamps.Β  I die cut the rose image and popped it up with dimensionals.

Here’s another view:

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I used the gold glitter enamel dots that come in the Christmas Time is Here bundle as well as the beautiful gold shimmer ribbon.

Here’s another view of the other side of the card:

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I sponged the sentiment with Early Espresso and then diecut it out with the dies that come in the bundle. This bundle is absolutely beautiful, get it while the gettin’s good, as the deal ends on November 30th! πŸ˜‰

Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week! ❀

 

 

Soft Christmas Rose

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the lovely colors they gave us to work with:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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The dessert option was to add metallic. So I added some gold metallic thread behind the floral diecut as well as a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for fun.

Here’s a close up:

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I stamped the Christmas Rose stamp set onto Watercolored Paper in Versa Mark ink using white embossing powder. I water colored the image using my Aqua Painter using the color combo they gave us to use. This gave it a softer look.

Here’s another view:

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I let it dry in between so I could keep adding more color, so it wouldn’t be so drowned out by all the white. I then diecut the image and popped it up unto dimensionals to make it pop up against the whitewashed wood DSP. I then inked the sentiment from the Christmas Time is Here bundle using Soft Suede. I buffed over the white embossing powder with a microfiber cloth once everything was dry, or so I thought….it did smear a tad, not a big deal to me πŸ˜‰

Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week ahead! ❀

Beautiful Friendship quick card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

I have a simple and quick card I made for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers.

Here’s the cute color combo they gave us for inspiration:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I had an entire card all ready to go, then it got ruined!!!! I had to quickly come up with something fast! That’s why I chose the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. It can make simple but stunning cards fast πŸ˜‰

Here’s a close up:

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I had the sentiment stamped already inside the stamp case and dug through my shapes pile of extras to add behind it. The ribbon was in my stash collection, so all I had to do was stamp the flowers.

Here’s another view:

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I used my Stampin’ Write Black Marker to flick little splotches of ink onto the cardstock to pull in the black from the sentiment. Super simple, but really cute when you have to do a fast card. I just love Stampin’ Up! they make things easy, even if you aren’t an artist!

Well thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like my card sample. Have a blessed week ahead ❀

Bright and Rosy

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoastΒ Stampers.

Here’s the color combo they gave us:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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Aren’t these colors fun together? I stamped off once on the small blooms to contrast stamping the full strength in the center. Then stamped off in the center for the larger bloom.

Here’s a close-up:

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I used the label from the Stitched Labels Dies for the focal point of my greeting. I often forget about this gorgeous die, it gives a feminine softness to any design.

 

Here’s another view:

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The ribbon is retired but I so love it and resisted making a bow, but instead just folded it behind the label .Β  I used the Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy bundle kit, it’s on the Clearance Rack now so go grab it up while you can! πŸ˜‰

Well, I hope you like my card, thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed week ahead! ❀