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a happy holiday card

hello friends! 

Well the cool weather we had a few days ago has been replaced with warm, humid weather we usually have down here.  It’s probably close to 80 – and feels warmer.  So, let’s cool down with a clean and simple wintery card!

The main image is from KT Designs and is one I pull out each year.  It’s simple design works well for coloring – either with copics or with pencils.  For this card it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and  I used only pencils – no solvent to blend the colors together,  just a colorless blending pencil.  You can’t tell from the photo but a stardust gel pen was used to add sparkly accents.

The floral spray in the lower corner was created  using three different Martha Stewart punches.  I punched 3 oak leaves (I think that is what they are) in blue, 2 evergreen branches in green and used the small hydrangea punch in white with a blue rhinestone in the middle. 

A cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder was used for the embossed background.   The sentiment, from Flourishes, was stamped using Memento Danube Blue ink.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit today!

America the Beautiful

clean and simple monday – violets

This weeks clean and simple challenge on SCS is a sketch challenge based on one of my cards!    That card can be found here.  For the challenge I decided on this violet stamp (from Flourishes) and paired it with white.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-press it blending cardstock and colored with copic markers listed below.  The V09 color is very intense and you really only need a bit of it on the blossoms.

A note about green copic markers.  If you like to color flowers and are selecting greens from your copic collection, don’t just look at the “G” series for you color, but take a look at the “YG” series as well.  I used several YG colors – they are a nice olive green and go so well with this particular image and go well with the rich violet color.

I wanted a white card, but the plain white base looked too plain, so I embossed a white panel – not sure if you can tell it is embossed in the photo, cut the bottom with a scallop border die and then mounted it on another white card.  The violet ribbon is silk from May Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – I hope you can join us this week at SCS for the clean and simple challenge!

Paper:  Copic X-Press it Cardstock, Cranes Lettra White, SU Olive
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:  V01-V04-V09….YG0000-YG93-YG95-YG97….Y15
Other:  Nestabilities circles, Cuttlebug leaf embossing folder, PTI Scallop border die, May Arts silk ribbon.

a color challenge

It’s been awhile since I participated in a color challenge and when I saw the colors for this weeks challenge on SCS, I almost passed on it.  But….that is why they call it a challenge!

The colors to use included eggplant, red and suede.  I never would have thought to combine these, but I like the end result.

I stamped in image with Memento Black ink on Copic X-Press it blending cardstock and colored with R39, R37-R35 for the flower and V09-V01 for the butterfly.  Soft suede ink from SU was sponged on the panel. 

SU papers in red and suede were used for the base card, cuttlebug folders for both embossed panels.  The brad is from Bo Bunny.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Mark’s Finest Papers

clean and simple monday

It’s “clean and simple” monday once again and today’s CAS challenge is to use the color combination of chocolate chip, kraft, wild wasabi and white. 

I am so glad I was able to finally use this super cute ribbon I picked up at my LSS about a month ago.  It’s a 1.5″ wide grosgrain with the large polka dots.  I snagged a yard of this in the green – which was such a good match for the wasabi paper, as well as in blue, bright pink and a marigold-yellow.   With a ribbon this wide and bold the rest of the card needed to be a bit more subdued.

I embossed a piece of Crane’s Letter paper (this paper was made for letterpressing and it works wonderfully for embossing) with a cuttlebug folder, mounted in on kraft, then chocolate, then the wasabi card.

I threaded some raffia through the button holes and attached it to the ribbon.  The sentiment is from Papertrey and was stamped  on white with cocoa ink and punched with an SU label punch.

I hope you will joins us this week for the CAS challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!