My Favorite Things Cup of Tea | Color Throwdown #416

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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

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 7 of 10 | Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings

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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!

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 5 of 10 | My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery

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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

 

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 4 of 10 | My Favorite Things Fall Friends

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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

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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.

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Love the shine the embossing powder gives to the images adding a little character.

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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.

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