"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, November 27, 2016

a note of thanks...

Hello!! Well... the holiday weekend is coming to a close and I finally found a little bit of time to make something albeit not my best effort, but that is how it goes sometimes, right?  I really wanted to make something for Color Throwdown and I had also been wanting to use the wheat dies from Reverse Confetti so I put the two together.   When I originally started this card I was going to use a different sketch, but when I saw the one from Paper Players thought I would use it instead.  I die cut the outline wheat image from a light blue, sage green and amber yellow cardstock three times each and then used spray adhesive to adhere them together.  I love using spray adhesive for delicate die cuts.  The only thing I don't like is that I have to go out to our garage in order to use the stuff... fumes and all.   Then I added a wash of gray to some watercolor cardstock using a gray ZIG.  Once that was dry I die cut it and then adhered the wheat die cuts.  The banner was die cut from white and the amber color cardstock using the banner from the RC Tag Me die set.  The sentiment (from the RC set Class Act) was stamped and then die cut using the circle die from the RC Fresh 'n Fruity die set.  The main panel was matted with some additional sage green cardstock and then everything was adhered to a light blue cardstock base.  Is anyone else a little frustrated with the changes that Google made to Blogger?  I don't know why they had to change something that worked just fine, but they did!!   Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of trio-tastic.


Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock: white, Close to My Heart green, light blue and yellow; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti and AJVD; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black; ZIG clean color marker

12 comments:

Karren said...

Great job combining challenges! I think this card is gorgeous and your trio of wheat looks fabulous.

Greta said...

Love the double banner & how you incorporated the beautiful color combo, Rosemary! I pulled out the spray adhesive today, too--does work good with detail die cuts.

Lisa said...

The wheat die is pretty and so is your card!! The wash f color in the background is a nice touch!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I really like how this card turned out even if it wasn't what you had in mind originally. The color palette really is refreshing and I think you blended just the right amount of color is just the right ways. The wheat is simple, but lovely when repeated three times and everything came together perfectly. This is a great card that would bring a smile to the faces of so many different recipients! Thank you for sharing your work with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Crystal Ramos said...

Great card, I love the soft colors used and that wheat die is adorable. Glad you were able to find a little time to yourself over the holiday weekend.

Broni said...

So soft and lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Love that wheat die which looks great in the throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us again at CTD!

laurie said...

I just LOVE this! So crisp and clean... love the design,too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

Love the way you used the soft colors! So pretty! I know what you mean about blogger. Always something!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh I love this, Rosemary! Those wheat die cuts are beautiful and looked great with your watercolored background and soft colors. Thanks for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Rosi. I love how you used the dies and the beautiful watercolor background.

Anita in France said...

Fabulous, Rosemary ... the watercolour wash background makes it seem as though those delicate wheatsheaves are bending in the breeze ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)