Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Friday, August 2, 2013

a CASEd couple of color adventures

Deb made two of the cutest cards for our Watercooler Blog Hop, and I just couldn't resist combining them into one card.  I used the colors from The Color Throwdown:

stamp sets - Perfect Blend, World Map; ink - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise; card stock - Daffodil Delight, Naturals White, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise; accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

The sentiment "Given enough coffee, I could rule the world, temporarily" just makes me chuckle when combined with the World Map background...

I saw this card by Penny Smiley and had to try it, too.  This time I used the colors from Pals Paper Arts:

stamp sets - Chalk Talk, Creative Elements; ink - Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush; card stock - Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Very Vanilla; punch - Mosaic; accessories - Big Shot with Chalk Talk framelits, Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, In Color Boutique Details, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber

Although I love the Create sentiment, I could never figure out when it would be appropriate on a card - until I realized that I'm a little short of Thank You notes for customers! 

And, here's a bonus card I just wanted to share because I finally rescued the focal point from my stack of "misses".  I watched Connie Stewart's video several times trying to recreate her beautiful card, but I just couldn't get the misted watercolor background subtle enough.  My second attempt was acceptable, I thought, and I used it to almost exactly recreate her masculine version.  My first attempt was just languishing until two of my Card Buffet customers exclaimed over how much they liked it.  So I thought I'd send it to one of them as a Thank You with her order, but it needed to be assembled. I was inspired by receiving my first package of Tea Lace Paper Doilies (I don't know why I waited so long to order them!):
stamp sets - Banner Greetings (hostess), Postage Due; ink - Basic Gray, Pool Party, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder; card stock - Pool Party,So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder; accessories - Big Shot with Fancy Fan embossing folder, 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots 

(edited 8/4 to add link to Connie's flash card video - can't believe I forgot that!)


Broni said...

These are all such pretty cards! Love the coffee cup with that sentiment on the world map! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us this week!

Sandie Conner said...

Oh so pretty and colorful! Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Patti MacLeith said...

Upper left of your PPA card looks like a teeny window! Iove it! Thanks for playing!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOL...that sentiment totally makes me smile! Love the way you added colors to the map BG! Thanks for playing along at Color Throwdown!

Nina Dee said...

Great cards! I love all the detail you put into each one! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)