Hello friends! I have been following the color throwdown challenge for a while now and each week I tell myself I am going to participate. Well the week comes and goes and I never do. Until now!
The colors for the challenge this week are cranberry, dark teal, peach, and kraft. For more details here is a link to their blog: Color Throwdown Blog. I have been dying to use this stamp set and die set, but just haven’t had any inspiration. This is another reason why I wanted to do the color throwdown challenge, because it challenges me. I use colors I may not pair together and it forces me to get out my various stamp sets that I haven’t touched.
I look forward to this weekly challenge so stay tuned!! Below is the link to the video that shows me creating this card. There you will find a link to all the products used.
Color Throwdown #416
Welcome to day 7 of my fall series! Today I used Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings stamp set. I love Taylored Expressions stamps. They are red rubber and stamp so nicely.
I brought out my water colors again for this card because, well, I am addicted. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. If I had it to do over I would not have so much white space, but overall I am happy with the result. I was stumped on how to use this stamp and I knew I wanted to incorporate some patterned paper. I used Pebbles Woodland Forest Patterned Paper. The pattern paper I chose has a subtle leaf design.
The enamel dots were part of a previous Hero Arts card kit, but any fall color would work. The twine really finishes off the card. I purchased it from Hobby Lobby and it has gold sparkle in it which you can see in the last picture below.
To check out the process video showing how I made the card, here is the link: Bushel of Blessings. There you will find links to the supplies I used in the description box. Stay tuned for day 8 coming soon!
Welcome to day 5 in my fall card series. Today I wanted to do more water coloring and I just love the way the colors turned out. I used Distress Inks in the color Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, and Walnut Stain for the splatter. I’m really enjoying the Canson XL Water Color Paper as I have only used it a couple other times. It is amazing how much easier things are to work with when you have the right supplies.
I heat embossed the leaf images from the MFT Geometric Greenery Stamp Set with white embossing powder. It really pops with the fall colors. I popped up my “thanks” sentiment on some fun foam to add some dimension. The SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder is just beautiful and adds a special touch to my sentiment.
If you would like to see the card in the making, please click the link below. There you will also find all the supplies I used.
Fall Series Day 5
I was so excited to bust out this stamp set. Fall is my favorite time of year and nothing says fall like scarecrows and pumpkins! This is a great stamp set from My Favorite Things called Fall Friends.
To create the watercolor look I used Distress Inks which are my go to for anything watercolor. The inks are so versatile!! I did some sloppy water coloring which is becoming my new obsession. It is so freeing and seems to always turn out a lot better than if I was careful and stayed in the lines.
Below are some close-ups of the card. If you want to see the card come together in action, click this link to watch the video: Fall Friends
The fence die is actually a Halloween fence die from MFT. I think it works great on this card! I love the fact that is is a little wonky and crooked in some places.
Love the shine the embossing powder gives to the images adding a little character.
I rarely do the inside of my cards, but really would like to start adding that extra touch. I had an extra sunflower that I adhered in the corner of the inside of the card.