Painted Harvest CTD560

Hey all! I survived the fair and am trying to get back into the swing of things. Stamping is coming slow!! I did spend some time in my room this weekend, but mostly watching college football. My Cats got a win!! :) 

The Challenge at Color Throwdown was right up my alley so I gave it a shot. Honestly I wanted to try a couple other things too, but that didn't happen. Guess it still might - we'll see how the week goes!! For now, here is the card I made.

And their challenge

Red, yellow, brown and green in my Stampin' Up! world is Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch, Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green. Card base is Pineapple, accent layer of Soft Suede and background of Very Vanilla. I stamped the center of the flowers first in Soft Suede. Next the background layer twice, rotating the block 90 degrees in Pineapple. Then the center once in Poppy Parade. Accent leaves in Granny Apple and dots in Soft Suede stamped full to off several times. Accent ribbon of Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave. Saying on my new favorite Stitched Rectangle die.

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Coral Beautiful

Hey, all! Sneaking in while at the State Fair! Here is a card I made before we left and sent to stamping friends for their birthday. Stamping friends are the best kind :)

Card base is Basic Gray, accent layer of Calypso Coral, background is Shimmery White. On a separate Shimmery White I stamped the flower from Beautiful Day in Basic Gray and colored with my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends. I was very careful at first around the edge, but it didn't seem to bleed. Light and dark blended on the flower. Center is Pineapple Punch, leaf Granny Apple Green. I cut the flower out and attached with dimensionals to the background. The saying was stamped in Basic Gray and cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies and also attached with dimensionals. Bow in the center is Calypso Coral satin ribbon, retired, knotted into a bow and attached with a glue dot.

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Painted Birthday

Hey all, I'm back! Probably briefly, but it felt good to create last night! I honestly had to relearn a few things on my computer today to get this posted. Ugh. Some update happened awhile back and my scanner isn't set up right. And my browser was being funky. Technology-I'll figure it out later!! Here is the card I created last night.

For inspiration and a starting point I browsed a few challenges. And when not having stamped for a while I reach for a favorite, Painted Harvest. Honestly, I had to relearn it to some degree too. I was struggling to line up the flowers properly. Hint: start with the center!

The challenge I found that clicked was  a color challenge at Inspire. Create. Challenges. 

Basic Gray, Mango Melody & Pool Party. Card base is Basic Gray, accent layer of Mango Melody and background of Shimmery White. As I said above, start with the center for the flowers. So I did 5 Basic Gray centers, added the "outside" layer of the flower by stamping off once in Mango Melody. I then added the "inside" layer of the flower in full on Mango Melody. I then went back with the stamped off and rotated it for more accent. Leaves on the background in Pool Party, Basic Gray dots inside the flower and scattered between flowers. 3 of the leaves that coordinate with the Leaf punch were stamped on a separate piece of Shimmery White and punched out. They saying is from Perennial Birthday and cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Pool Party Satin ribbon (retired) knotted around the top layers. Saying and leaves attached with dimensionals.

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Last Daisies!

For now anyway! They've been fun, and I hope inspiring to you all! Pull out the set and give some a whirl!! And, there is also a new Daisy set... Daisy Lane! with a NEW coordinating smaller size Daisy punch! I have it, give me time!!

OK, in order of creation! Blackberry Daisy.

Same layout and these were done with Stampin' Blends like the last one. Blackberry Bliss card base and colored Daisies. I generally do a wash over with the light, accent with dark, then back over with light to blend. Leaves are Old Olive, same technique. The ribbon is the Metallic-Edge Whisper White with Silver. You can see just a bit of smudging on the card from the ribbon. I'm pretty sure I let it dry, but guessing some of the ink that was on the metallic edge rubbed off. Basic Black accent layer, DSP (wood) accent layer, Whisper White where saying is. This is headed to a Cousin who has a Love of Purple like I do!

Next up, Mango Melody. I really like this color! Every time I use it I think WOW!! Remember, you can click the picture to enlarge it!

The photo doesn't do this one justice, it was much prettier in real life! Mango Melody card base and flowers that were colored with the Stampin' Blends. The ribbon is the retired Classic Weave in Whisper White that I colored with my dark Blend.  Gotta say, I can't recommend doing that with this ribbon. Really seemed to zap my dark Blend. It is more of a "cotton" type ribbon than some of the others I've done, I don't know if that is why. The color wasn't nice and even either but it was prettier in real life than the scan shows. Leaves are Granny Apple Green. Once all the pieces of this one were done and punched, I went over all of them with Stella. Love Stella (Wink of Stella Glitter Brush). It was very pretty!! So soft! I debated doing that several times with the others but didn't. Keep that it mind when creating!! This one is in the mail as well! Hopefully a nice surprise to the recipient!

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