Harvest Hellos for the Fusion and Color Throwdown Challenges

Have to Love a Two-fer

As you know, I love being able to combine challenges.  In this case, I combined the colors from ctd564 and sketch from Fusion-Dragonfly.  

Here are the challenge banners:

          

Here’s my card:

Another Easy Peasy Card

Since the sketch and colors were pre-determined, this card came together so fast.  All I had to do was pick out a stamp set and DSP.  Everything else fell into place.

I used the Magnolia Lane DSP for the brown and white background.  Just that fast, and I had the first color.

Crushed Curry seemed like a fall-ish yellow color, which seems to work with this color combination.  I cropped the circle using the largest Stitched Shapes circle, then colored in the ditch using the Crushed Curry marker.  From the start, I knew I wanted this to be a get well card and needed to figure out what to do about a flat Crushed Curry circle just plopped in the middle of the card.  I decided to use the splatter stamp from Gather Together and stamped first and second generation stamps in Crushed Curry.  The splatter gives the plain circle much needed texture, especially since the sentiment is small.  Color two down, one to go. 

I chose Real Red for the apple and the base of the card.  I colored the apple using the Real Red blends combo.  In order to achieve the look of the lighter spots, I simply used the color lifter blend.  I popped up the apple using dimensionals.  Since I’d already popped up the Crushed Curry circle using dimensionals, the left side of the apple has a double layer of them.  I felt that some additions needed to be made to the card, even though I had used the third required color, . 

Finishing Touches

After squinting to check for balance (Brian King, I owe you another nickle), I thought the apple and sentiment appeared to be floating on the Crushed Curry circle.  Therefore,  I went back to the Harvest Hellos stamp set and decided to use the apple seeds to anchor the apple.  After stamping the seeds in Early Espresso, I colored them using Soft Suede. 

I still thought the card needed some sort of embellishments, so I tied a piece of linen thread around the apple stem.  Then I turned my attention to the apple seeds.  I couldn’t think of anything 3D to put over them, so I made my own “epoxy” apple seeds using the fine-tip glue pen.  Just by carefully applying glue to the seeds, and letting it thoroughly dry, I created my own seeds. 

Here’s a close-up of the seeds:

 

After using the same DSP for the envelope flap, I stamped and colored half an apple and some seeds on the envelope front.

Easy-Peasy – truly easy and quick.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Supplies

Magnolia Lane DSP, item # 149484

Harvest Hellos stamp set, item # 150581

Gather Together stamp set, item # 150589

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Real Red cardstock, item # 102482

Crushed Curry cardstock, item # 131199

Soft Suede ink pad, item # 126978

Crushed Curry ink pad, item # 131173

Stitched Shapes die set, item # 145372

Real Red blends combo, item #  147935

Linen Thread, item # 104199

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Fine-Tip glue pen, item # 138309

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072 

 

New Wonders with ctd560

Color Throwdown Challenge, #560

The challenge this week included red, green, brown, and yellow using generic colors.  I wanted to make a Christmas card, so that took care of the red and green, for which I used Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.  I picked this gorgeous plaid from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, which can be found,in the holiday catalog.   To me, this plaid pattern looks open with all the white space included in the gorgeous plaid.

So, let’s get to it.  Here’s the challenge banner:

Normally, I would have gone with a floral card, but at this point in the year, I am working on holiday cards.  I’ve created a few Christmas cards using the New Wonders host stamp set, am always pleased with how stinking cute these angels turn out.

Here’s my card:

Working within the Challenge Colors

I usually really like non-traditional Christmas colors.  However, I also think that the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler combination is gorgeous, and this plaid is fabulous!  I also colored the small angel hearts using Shaded Spruce.  Her dress was colored using the Cherry Cobbler for the dress and Shaded Spruce for the slippers. 

This beautiful sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, also in the holiday catalog.  The Perfectly Plaid suite contains all the necessary accessories, including the Shaded Spruce and gold ribbon.  Red and green – check.

I colored this angel’s hair using the Daffodil Delight blends combo and the Crumb Cake light blend.  The three colors give the hair some depth so her hair isn’t just flat.  Yellow – check.  

I used the Crumb Cake blends combo for the angel’s fountain pen.  The light and dark blends, along with the shading from the stamp, helps make the pen look dimensional.   Brown – check.

This card wouldn’t be complete without some bling on the wings, fountain pen, hearts and stars, and her slippers.  The Gold Wink of Stella works perfectly for the tip of the pen.  I colored everything else with Clear Wink of Stella.

Once again, dimensionals provided depth for the main section of the card.  I used the same piece of DSP for the envelope flap and then stamped a plaid Christmas tree on the bottom, right corner of the front of the envelope.  

With that, I’d finished my card.  Of course, I am cutting it down to the wire for the submission to the Color Throwdown gallery, which means it’s time to cut this off.

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

You Know You Want to…….

     

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pink and green leaf kit

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Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up!  Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts!  I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out!  Get yours now!  

09.19_TH_FLYER_DSP_US

To shop from the holiday catalog, available now, click on the image below: 

20190904_HOL19_en-USSupply List:

Perfectly Plaid stamp set, item # 149418

New Wonders host stamp set, item # 149426

Wrapped in Plaid DSP, item # 149596

Come to Gather DSP, item # 150454

Shaded Spruce/gold ribbon, item # 149567

Shaded Spruce cardstock, item # 146981

Daffodil Delight blends combo, item #  144603

Crumb Cake blends combo, item #  144601

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad, item # 126966

Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 132708

Clear Wink of Stella, item #  141897

Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-Stampin Dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755

 

 

 

Free as a Bird for Color Throwdown #599

Free as a Bird, Short and Sweet

This is my second card using this beautiful bundle consisting of the Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched Nested Labels die set.  You can see the first card here.

I always enjoy the Color Throwdown challenges, and sometimes they really are a challenge.  After thinking about this one for a few days, all of a sudden it dawned on me what I would create.

Here’s the banner for CTD#599:

Here’s the card I created:

And here’s the inside:

When Inspiration Strikes

During one of the Pinterest browsing scrolling, a card I saw reminded me that I hadn’t used the double time technique lately.  One thought led to another, and that’s when the whole card came together in my mind.  

I used Very Vanilla/cream for the base, and the top label for the bird and the greeting.  

After cropping the labels to the sizes I wanted, I lined them up and stamped the single and double flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set.   Then I carefully lined up the Calypso Coral layer on the Very Vanilla background and stamped another layer of the flowers.  I had to very carefully line all three layers together  to fill in the outlines for the stamps.  

I now had the Calypso Coral color I needed, and added the Night of Navy as the base, Very Vanilla/Cream was covered with the background and the label.  The only color I needed to incorporate was mustard.  In order to accomplish a mustard looking color, I used the Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight blends combos.  I also used the Crushed Curry Stamping Write marker on top of the blends.  The bird’s beak is Calypso Coral.  

I colored the flowers by laying all the layers flat and used the Calypso Coral blends combo to color them.  I used the Calypso Coral Stamping Write marker to add details to the center of the flowers.

Finishing Touches

Dimensionals pop up each layer of the labels, which I carefully realigned before adhering the layers together.

I really felt that something was needed to tie all the elements together.  Therefore, I used my Night of Navy dark blend to color three of the largest Pearl Basic Jewels.  Turns out that I am really, really pleased with the pop of Night of Navy jewels on the Very Vanilla background.   I now had some weight with the colored flowers, and the added weight with the Night of Navy jewels.  Those two elements dictated the general area where I needed to place the Calypso Coral pearl in order to create a triangle of the three elements, which is very pleasing to the eye.

As always, I finished with the envelope.  I used a piece of the coordinating DSP for the envelope flap.  Finally, I stamped and colored another bird on the bottom, right corner on the front of the envelope.  

Ta-Da!  Success

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

You Know You Want to…….

If you would like to order the bundle, stamp set, and/or punches,  and live in the U.S.,  please use the icon above to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards.   I would be honored to help you do so.  For example, check out this all-inclusive kit: Notes of Kindness Card Kit, item # 148266 ($35.00).  The only thing you need to add is a Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad (item # 132708, $6.00) and some Tombow liquid adhesive (item # 110755, $4.00).  One kit, 20 cards, 5 of each of 4 designs.  Check it out!  

pink and green leaf kit

HOST CODE

IF you are placing an order (you know you want to do so) over $150, please contact me so you can earn all the Host Rewards for which you are entitled.  If your order is less than $150, please use YYX6FBEC for the host code.  

Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up!  Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts!  I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out!  Get yours now!  

09.19_TH_FLYER_DSP_US

To shop from the holiday catalog, available now, click on the image below: 

20190904_HOL19_en-US

 

Supply list:

Free as a Bird bundle, item # 151123

OR

Free as a Bird stamp set, item # 149468

Stitched Nested Label dies, item # 149638

Bird Ballad DSP, item # 149592

Night of Navy cardstock, item #  100867

Very Vanilla cardstock, item # 101650

Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item #  132708

Calypso Coral blends combo, item # 144045

Crumb Cake blends combo, item #  144601

Daffodil Delight blends combo, item # 144603

Pearl Basic Jewels, item # 149607

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #   110755

Dimensionals, item # 104430

 

 

 

GDP#199 combined with CTD#533

Crafting Forever for Global Design Project #199 and Color Throwdown #533

Global Design Project’s theme this week is For the Love of Craft, which means I wanted to use the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Then I saw the colors for Color Throwdown, pink, yellow, and orange, and I knew I could combine both challenges.

Here are the challenge banners:

     

Here’s the card I created:

I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Grapefruit Grove for the required colors.  First, I stamped and colored the flower pot of art tools.  The actual pot looked so bland, so I started pulling out DSP looking for something to match the colors I chose.  That’s when I decided on a gingham pot.  All I needed to do was to stamp the pot on a scrap of DSP and fussy cut it out.  

The barrels of the tools needed some color, therefore, I used the Smoky Slate blends.  Wink of Stella provided some bling on the bands of the tools as well as the blade of the knife.  After stamping and cropping the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes and Layered Squares die sets.  Once again, I used the marker to color the stitches in the ditch, which I also did on the white mat on top.

I knew I needed another element on the front of the card, and the Grapefruit Grove ribbon from SAB fit the bill.

New Embossing 3D Folder to the Rescue

My intention was to keep the card basically clean and simple.  However, as I dry-fit the three front elements on the front, I thought the Melon Mambo mat looked too plain.  I started going through my embossing folders to find something appropriate.  To my surprise, my brand new Button Button folder almost jumped into my hands begging me to use it.  The depth of the embossing provided just the perfect touch to tie everything together.  

I have gotten to the point that every card I create needs to have a coordinating envelope.  For this envelope, I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set on the front.  I finished the envelope with a piece of Grapefruit Grove gingham DSP on the envelope flap, and that finished my challenge card and envelope.

Supplies I used:

Melon Mambo cardstock, item 115320

Whisper White cardstock, item 100730

Grapefruit Grove marker, item 150079 95 In Color Markers)

Whisper White envelopes, item 107301

Crafting Forever, item 151231

Layering Squares dies, item 141708

Stitched Shapes dies, item 145372

Button Button embossing folder, item 149581

Smoky Slate blend combo, item 147942

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item 132708

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

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Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown Two-fer

FMS394 and ctd549 for a Colorful Combination

These two challenges are two of my “favorites”, at least this week.  The clean, fresh FMS sketch seemed to pair perfectly with ctd this week to create a cute little thank you card.

The challenge banners follow:

  

I chose to use the newly retired Bella and Friends stamp set, which I just realized was actually retired when the new catalog launched.  Sadness.

Here’s my card:

 

 

 

Keeping it Clean and Simple

I needed all the white space on this card, but didn’t want it to just be plain white.  Therefore, I used the Subtle TIEF, which quickly becamse my favorite and most used embossing folder.  I get the best of both worlds:  white space and a little, subtle texture.

My choice for the orange on this card is inspired by the Painted Seasons DSP using Grapefruit Grove.  I’ve only recently opened the package of DSP and love the colors and most of the patterns, especially this simple repeating pattern.

Following the FMS layout and the ctd colors, I layered the DSP on a piece of Basic Gray.  I also used Basic Gray for all the stamping, and for coloring in the bone, which seemed to fade right into Bella so I outlined it in Basic Black.  While I thought this plan would work, I quickly found out the outline jumped off the card, and not in a good way.  Therefore, I colored over the black and the gray with Smoky Slate, which really toned the bone down. 

Putting the Card Together

The layering circle die set provided the perfect sizes of circle for Bella, and the scalloped mat peeking out from under her.  Blueberry Bushel cardstock provided all the mats: card base, Bella’s circle, and the sentiment mat.  I cropped both of the sentiment pieces using the Rectangular Stitched layering die set (a must have!).  I also colored Bella’s collar using Blueberry Bushel.  Originally, the heart from the stamp was colored using Grapefruit Grove, but I later decided to cover the heart with a single piece of bling from the metallic exposy shapes.  

That’s it.  Finished.  A fresh, clean, card using a great color combination.  All is well.  Life is good.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I know your days are busy, and I appreciate your time.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue