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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

a two card multiple challenge adventure

I recently figured out how Rudolph Day works at Stamping For Pleasure, so I really wanted to try playing along. Then several other challenges I follow seemed to mesh together nicely - Jingle Belles have asked for three or more layers, Pile it On wants to see ink-on-paper stamped images, and Holly Jolly Christmas is looking for embossing - both of these cards have all of that:

I immediately thought of snow when I saw the color challenge at 'Tis the Season:
stamp sets - Warmth & Wonder, Festive Flurry, Hardwood; ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Versamark, Whisper White Craft; Stampin' Emboss powder - Whisper White; card stock -  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Whisper White; Big Shot with Festive Flurry and Labels Collection Framelits; 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon - Whisper White; Stampin' Dimensionals

It took me a couple of days to decide what to do for a second card, but then Merry Monday suggested gingerbread men, and I've been wanting to put them on a baking sheet for at least a year.  I can't remember where I saw this idea, it's been so long, but it stuck with me!  I went looking for a sketch, and I thought the new one at Try Stampin' on Tuesday would work.  My proportions are pretty different, so it may not qualify, but I was *inspired* by their sketch:
stamp sets - Scentsational Season (retired), Very Merry Tags; ink - Riding Hood Red (retired), Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Early Espresso; card stock - Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver, Riding Hood Red textured (retired), Early Espresso, Old Olive; designer series paper - Letters to Santa (retired); punch - 7/8" scallop circle, envelope punch board, Stampin' Trimmer with small scallop rotary blade

Edited to add (because I forgot but then I remembered) that I'll link these at Christmas Card Challenges, too, where anything goes this week!

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, what a great way to use the Hardwood stamp Kathe, I love it!! The way you used the colors is just fantastic....the 3 snowflakes in the corner really stand out to me. Stunning card, definitely one to add to my favorites!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

SARN said...

Hi Kathe . . . Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day with these 2 super festive cards. I like the zingy colours.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your gingerbread cookies on that cute pan! Great card. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Katie Melhus said...

The Gingerbread Triple Threat! These guys are too cute and I love them in that dark brown :) I'm so glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday!

MaryH said...

Hi Kathe, just saw your 2 pretty cards over at Rudolph Day, and enjoyed them both. So nice to see you there, and it's a great way to build a Christmas Card stash. Loved the way you used the woodgrain background to show off this sparkley snowflake and the gingerbread men were just delicious! Looked for a place to join as a follower, but not seeing one. Thanks for sharing & hope you'll visit me too if you have time. Hugs

Bonnie said...

Both of these are lovely, Kathe! Love the rustic look of the first and the gingerbread baking on the cookie sheet! Yummy! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards. The cookies look great on the cake pan!

Heather said...

Love this - I would never have thought of a cookie sheet! Looks ready to eat!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Kathe, great take on our sketch this week. Love the gingerbread men on the baking sheet! Thanks for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards to have put by for Christmas. I love how you came up with such different cards with similar colours and I really like how you decorated the envelope with the first card. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
Hugs
Carol x

SmilynStef said...

Love that woodgrain background ... and what cute little gingerbread men ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

fabiola jaques said...

super mignon, biz

Wendy said...

Such a cute card, Kathe! Love the baking pan with the 3 little gingers on! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Kathe, looks like I need to catch up on my comments here. I commented for one blog challenge, but not the other. lol I love how you used the baked brown sugar for your background, and that background stamp is a fav of mine! Pretty neat how you embossed over it too with the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at 'Tis the Season.
Sara

Karen (karey2005) said...

I love gingerbread men....both cards are terrific! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are fantastic. I love the gingerbread men on the pan. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Both cards are great. Love the gingerbread one. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly.
Cindy DT

Lori said...

EEEEK!! What a super cool idea! Love the baking sheet idea ;) WTG, Kathe! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Hayley Kew said...

Very cool take on our sketch, I just LOVE those little guys!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on a Tuesday this week, we sure hope we will see you again soon :)

lauren bergold said...

such totally fun and festive holiday cards! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Angel Johns said...

Congratulations on winning the Tis the Season Challenge and joining us last week :)

Holly said...

This is so pretty I love the woodgrain you added. Thanks for joining us at 'Tis the Season.