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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I’ve been back in my craft room creating after several weeks of cutting for classes and workshops.  Of course, my starting point is always to check the current challenge blogs, and I wasn’t disappointed in what I found.  I used three different challenges on this card – the first is the sketch from Mojo Monday.   I found that Heart2Heart had a color challenge posted a week ago, and luckily, they are active for the entire month, so I could still participate.  Finally, the Allsorts challenge for this week is to add embossing – so that works with the woodgrain background!

The color challenge was probably the one that stretched me the most – but it is the challenge that I think really made this card special.   I would not have put these colors together, but I LOVE how it turned out.  It’s fall-y, but not necessarily a fall card.  I really like the fact that the stamp set has this great phrase as 3 separate images, making it super easy to have the various colors. 

Since this will be a card we make in my November classes, I wanted to have a special technique used.  The flower is stamped in the goldrush ink first, and then edges are rolled in the cranberry ink.  I love this technique, and think it works best when using colors with a lot of contrast, like the goldrush and cranberry.  I tried it recently with two shades of pink, and it just didn’t work.

I always like to add a little image that relates on the inside of the card – and this stamp set has a smaller version of the large flower – perfect!

So here’s all of the materials I used for this card.  All are from CTMH.
Pathfinding Cardmaking WOTG stamp set G1083 (sentiment and arrow images)
Happy Autumn D1550 (flower and leaves)
Colonial White, Desert Sand, Goldrush and Cranberry
Lagoon, Goldrush, Cranberry and Desert Sand
Woodgrain Embossing Folder Z1996
3-D Foam Tape Z1151

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Be sure to check out the blogs for each of these challenges.  You will really get inspired by not only the samples made by the design teams, but by the participants as well.


Sarah said...

This is so beautiful Gail, love the design. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Allie said...

Lovely fall card, Gail! I love the woodgrain background poking through and your flower is beautiful! Nice technique :). Glad you could play along with our colour challenge at Heart2Heart!

Haley D. said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for taking the H2H October color challenge!

ScrappyHorses said...

Really pretty, Gail! Love all the texture!

Brandi said...

WOW, this is so pretty, I love it! i love everything about your card! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Brandi R
Heart 2 Heart Challenges DT member