Happy Hawwmp Day, everyone! Hope your week is going well! Mine is…going! And it went in such a way that I had to eat a peanut butter pumpkin. But I only had one. And I was able to keep from eating any donuts. Again.
My card today is the result of…”oh, you’ve got to be kidding me. I didn’t bring Cherry Cobbler card stock?!?”. I say that because I was half way done with the card and went to pull out said Cherry Cobbler card stock to cut my mats. Why? Cuz I was playing with the TGIF Challenge which is a color challenge using…Cherry Cobbler. And, I’d already stamped my Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Painted Harvest flower using Cherry Cobbler.
So – I decided to substitute Cajun Craze (right after I put in an emergency, 2-day shipping order for Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stock. Yea. Forgot that, too). But I decided that the stamping didn’t look bad – even with the disconnect between the two colors. So I went for it! Take a look-see:
I was using the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch to help me with the layout.
And the color scheme is, as I mentioned, from the TGIF Color Challenge.
So – let’s all squint our eyes and pretend that the mats on this card are Cherry Cobbler.
I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, using the fern-y leaf image in the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamped it all over in Crumb Cake ink for a tone-on-tone effect. Then I laid a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across it – adhering it with a little Liquid Glue.
I stamped the sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set above the burlap ribbon, in Cherry Cobbler ink.
Next up, I stamped the larger Painted Harvest flower image in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped it three times, inking and rotating the image a little bit with each stamp. Then I used the inside image and stamped it a couple of times in Cherry Cobbler – again rotating it between the stamps. I used Crumb Cake and stamped the flower inside image twice.
Say it with me…rotating the stamp a bit each time! 🙂
Then I fussy cut the flower.
I adhered a Delicate White Doily to the side of the panel with Liquid Glue then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut off the excess. Over that, I used a Foil Snowflake.
I smushed the vanilla side of the snowflake into my Versamark pad and then sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I heated it up! I adhered it over the doily and trimmed its excess, too.
And here’s where I discovered the lack of Cherry Cobbler card stock. So – I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat. Then I wrapped a length of Jute Twine around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
I cut a pine bough in Crumb Cake, using the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits. Then I cut a second one from a piece of yellow Painted Autumn DSP. Finally, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, I cut the leaf/berry shape. These two pieces I smooshed lightly into my Crushed Curry ink pad to make them a little more curry-ish.
Then I build the collage with Liquid Glue. For the flower, I put a few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and used them to wind some Linen Thread looks around – then I popped it over the other elements.
I used my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “seeds” to the middle of the flower and then tied a bow from Jute Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I repeated the Painted Harvest flower in Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake in the corner of a Whisper White panel. Then I added a few Crumb Cake leaves and Cajun Craze seeds.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower and leaves on the front…
…and I added a whole slew of Crumb Cake leaves on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I think it turned out okay. I don’t even think the two colors actually clash all that much. And, it’s hard to go wrong with Painted Harvest elements, don’t you think? Hope you like! 🙂
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Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
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Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
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Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!
We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct. Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit! Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂
Stampin’ Blends Features
- Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
- Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
- Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
- Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
- The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pretty Pines die cut
Painted Autumn DSP: Patterned Pumpkin die cut, Pretty Pines die cut
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Finn-Fan Fix (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)
Beautiful card Mary! Love the layering and (I think!) that the colors are perfect. If you hadn’t said that the matting was Cajun Craze, I’d have never known! It sure looks Cherry Cobbler in the picture. Thank goodness for the 2-day shipping option! And the peanut butter pumpkin sounds like a perfectly healthy snack (or even dinner!) to me…it’s got peanuts in it and they’re healthy, right??? 😉