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One sketch, two cards

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I found a great sketch over at Splitcoase today, SC302.  I liked it so much that I actually made two cards with it!  The first also uses the Color Throwdown 114 colors for this week, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip.  I actually substituted Early Espresso for the Chocolate because I am low on Chocolate paper (the horror!!).  I used the Play Date DSP as my starting point and added some dimension to the Poppy panel with my Big Shot and the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates.  The ribbon is from my little stash my upline gave me at Regionals.  I need a birthday card for one of my nephews and I think this will do the job nicely.

The first card came together so quickly that I had time for a second before heading out to the local “Cows and Corn” for a school field trip.  I had been playing around with the medallion from Day of Gratitude and the technique taught by Ilina Crouse at Regionals…Rock and Roll with a Twist and a Huff.  Mine started with More Mustard and I sponged on Cajun Craze using a sponge dauber.  I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder this time and some of my cool buttons.  You all must know by now that I am a ribbon hoarder and this came off a package I received (Williams-Sonoma, I think).  Great match for Cajun Craze!  This is also for the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge 60 to create a thank you card.  The scripture this week is:

1 Timothy 4:4 “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving…”

I still need some thank you cards so I’m glad to have another one completed.  The weather here is beautiful and field trip was fantastic.  There’s nothing like fall in Virginia!!  Hope your day is great too.  See you soon.

Card 1:  Stamp:  Party Hearty; Paper:  Play Date DSP, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz; Ink:  Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Poppy Parade 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Card 2:  Stamp:  Day of Gratitude; Paper:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard; Accessories:  Neutrals Designer Buttons; Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Non-SU Ribbon

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Sweet Baja

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Yes, oh yes, Baja Breeze is coming back!!  I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up chose to include this color as part of its Color Renovation.  This week’s Color Throwdown #92 includes this beautiful blue so I had to give it a try, of course.  The colors are Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Kraft.  I also wanted to give the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #68 a try.  Take a look at this great layout:

Ever since I first saw the new Summer Mini, I have been wanting to try out the look of the bag on the front cover.  It uses the Elements of Style stamped onto the Presto Patterns DSP.  Wow, is this cool paper!!  I stamped the flowers, then watercolored with my blender pen and finally sponged with Sahara Sand ink.  I had intended to use some of my old Baja DSP for this card but once the stamped image was done, it just didn’t work.  Instead, I pulled out an Old Olive piece from the Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions mini, ret).  Much better!  I also played around with Baja and Kraft paper layers but finally came to this arrangement.  Yes, I added Chocolate Chip and hopefully no one minds too much.  The image panel just didn’t pop enough against the lighter colors.  I turned the sketch on its side and used some So Saffron wide grosgrain (SAB’09, ret), a Chocolate corduroy button and some thread that I dyed Old Olive.  And here it is:

I wanted this to be an anniversary card and I think it has the right romantic feel for that.  If you haven’t already tried this Presto Patterns paper, talk to you demonstrator.  You will have a great time with all the possibilities!  Glad you stopped by…have a great rest of your week!

Stamp:  Elements of Style; Paper:  Presto Patterns DSP, Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions mini), Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White (inside);  Ink:  Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Old Olive;  Accessories:  Blender Pen, So Saffron ribbon (ret), Chocolate corduroy button, Dimensionals, thread

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