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Sunday, September 15, 2013

color & texture adventures

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Tom was wondering about "beefing up" his stored bubble soap and emailed the man who got him started with bubble machines.  The discussion also included a source for new wands, and Felix sent a package full of wands from his collection, so Tom wanted to send a gift card as a thank you.  The colors in ColourQ #206 seemed like just the right bright combination for a kite*-themed card based on Jackie Topa's design (and awesome video tutorial!):
stamp set - A Fitting Occasion; Send Me Soaring (retired); ink - Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Rich Razzleberry; card stock - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; punch - 1" circle; baker's twine - Whisper White; Sycamore Street button - Rich Razzleberry (retired); tools - Envelope Punch Board, Big Shot with Deco Labels framaelits and Cloudy Day embossing folder (retired), glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 

*Tom met Felix at an AKA National Kite Convention and we travel with Tom's machine to kite festivals.

Of course, I also made another Christmas card, since they're one of my favorite types of project and because Lesley posted a great prompt for Merry Monday - Green and White with woodgrain:
stamp sets - More Merry Messages, Woodgrain; ink - Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz; card stock - Gumball Green, Naturals White, Pear Pizzazz; designer series paper - In Colors stack (retired), Print Poetry (retired); punches - Full Heart, Pennant Builder; tools - Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelits and Fancy Fan embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponge

Just in case you're interested, here's the same card before, when I remembered the prompt as green and white with texture:
[same as above, without Woodgrain stamp set]
I think the inked woodgrain ties the card together better, so I'm glad I reread Lesley's post before I finished this one!  The Fancy Fan embossed frame will find another home, and I'll never stop being grateful for the person who taught me that you can "un-glue" with a heat gun {smile}.

Edited to add:  I forgot to mention that this card was CASEd from Donna Schafer's card, which I found on Pinterest!


artful-notions said...

Ha! Both wonderful! Can't tell you how often I've neglected to read the challenge 'carefully'!

Bonnie said...

You can unglue with a heat gun? I didn't know that but I'm sure it's a technique I will use over and over... I love your forest of paper and embossed trees! I like it best with the woodgrain too! Thanks, Kathe, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! And for the hint.

JoAnn said...

I like both cards, but the woodgrain does add to the Christmas tree theme. Neat trick with the heat gun also. I have used that for several things.:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment.

Karen D said...

Good for you rereading the challenge requirements Kathe, I too have been caught. I love your forest of textured trees, both cards are wonderful.
Thanks so much for joining the Merry Monday Challenge.

Jen said...

Great cards! Love the texture on both. I've always been too afraid to unglue with my heat gun. With my luck I'd set everything on fire! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun collection of kites and i love your trees! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Margaret Moody said...

Wonderful job with the challenge, Kathe! I love both of your cards! So glad you played with us again at Merry Monday!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love those sweet kites, so cute! thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Kathe, love the embossed clouds behind those fun kites! So happy you joined us at the colourQ.