"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Thursday, March 17, 2016
two completely different cards...
Hey friends!! Wow... today was an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest!! The sun is out and hardly a cloud to be found. The only problem is that the wind has picked up and it is rather brisk out there. But I will take a sun-filled windy day over a cloudy rain-filled day any time!! Haven't made a darn thing this entire week. No time and I frankly I just didn't feel like making anything. But... today that all changed. I had some time and I actually felt like making something! Ended up with two very different cards. First up is a card for the current ColourQ challenge. Haven't participated in the ColourQ challenge in ages and thought today would be a good day to change that. I pulled out a few Stampin Up! sets and made one of my favorite types of card to make... a collage card. I had to spend a little bit of time figuring out exactly how to layer the colors correctly. Once I got the colors sorted out I did all my stamping, die cut my panel and then added my sentiment. The collage images came from the new Stampin Up! set Timeless Textures and my favorite SU! set Kinda Eclectic. The sentiment is from the SU! set Birthday Blooms. Of course this card makes me happy, happy, happy!!
The second card is for two challenges: Merry Monday Christmas challenge and Freshly Made Sketches. This card also uses Stampin Up! products. As I looked at the Merry Monday challenge I thought about my Stampin Up! Wonderful Wreath set. This set was created for layering and has a set of dies that matches. I stamped the wreath in SU! Smoky Slate ink and then stamped the layering image using Delicata Silver Shimmer ink but the silver doesn't really show up. I added the berries layer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The noel was die cut from My Favorite Things silver sparkle cardstock. I cut the noel from additional cardstock and then adhered them together. I originally layered the wreath on white cardstock, but it just kind of faded into the background. So I switched that out for black and I love how it looks. I embossed the black cardstock using an SU! woodgrain embossing folder and then added a little strip of the silver sparkle cardstock to one edge. Layered everything up and the white card base and then added some Diamond Stickles to the berries in the wreath. Love how this card turned out, too!!