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Thursday, July 21, 2016

adventures with Thoughtful Branches

Last week the prompt at Watercooler Wednesday was the letter B.  It made me happy, because my order with the balloon punch was due to arrive before the weekend and I had been looking forward to making a card with birthday balloons.  I had also been planning to use the Creating  Pretty Cards July sketch with its three-rectangle focal point for the We Three Kings prompt at Jingle Belles.  Then the weekend arrived, and I forgot all those plans.  Its not as if something more exciting came up; I think I mowed the lawn. sigh...

So this week I thought it would be best if I made a card for Watercooler Wednesday right away, say Thursday evening, so I wouldn't forget.  But I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with Kath's sketch until today:
stamp set - Thoughtful Branches; ink - Cucumber Crush, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi; card stock - Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White; Big Shot with Layering Circles framelits

While I had the amazingly versatile Thoughtful Branches set out, I tried a hydrangea, too, using the colors from Cupcake Inspirations:
stamp set - Thoughtful Branches; ink - Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant; card stock - Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; Big Shot with Beautiful Branches thinlits

And, finally, for Jingle Belles, I stamped three trees from the same stamp set:
stamp sets - Thoughtful Branches, Better Together; ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry; card stock - Always Artichoke, Whisper White; gold Wink of ,Stella; Big Shot with Softly Falling embossing folder

The only thing this card has in common with the card I started out to make is the embossed white layer - even the embossing folder is different - but I really like this one, and the other one just wouldn't come together.  Maybe it's meant for another day.

11 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, I'm glad you managed to get a card into the challenge this week. And what a card it is! I love the three greens which you've used to stamp the leaves for this card. That's exactly how you'd see them in trees, rather than simply one colour. They seem to be twisting and turning and catching the light. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

libbystamps said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! Fall is my favorite! Just a great card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week for out layout challenge!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday sketch challenge. I'm so glad you decided to go with the Thoughtful Branches special August promo stamp set for your wonderful card selection Kath. I've just received mine but it hasn't seen ink yet,but now I'm very inspired to do so. Love the multi-coloured leaves and the sentiment. Perfect.

Deborah said...

I love how you created your own stamped background, Kathe. The new Thoughtful Branches set sure is versatile. Great colour combinations. So glad you could join the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week :) ~Deborah

Sandy said...

Wow, beautiful flower card! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

SmilynStef said...

Love your beautiful tree trio ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, congratulations for receiving Honourable Mention for your great card this week.

lauren bergold said...

well of course ALL of these are gorgeous but you KNOW i'm bound to say the trio of trees for jingle belles is my fave and truly it is WONDERFUL... i love the way you've cropped the panel so that two of the trees go off the page... as if it was a snapshot of a larger landscape! perfection! thanks for helping us celebrate christmas in threes at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Very beautiful and elegant cards! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Kamila DT

Indy Owens said...

Love your gorgeous flower! So glad you were inspired by this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Eva Ng said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -