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Sunday, October 12, 2014

adventures with older new stamps

I have a *big* order arriving tomorrow, but I haven't yet used everything I ordered last month - does that happen to you?

One of the stamp sets I hadn't used before today is the fabulous Wondrous Wreath, and the matching framelits.  I designed a Christmas card for the Card Buffet using both, but Katie Legge's Hello There Spring inspired me to try a wreath in fall colors for Shopping Our Stash and Color Throwdown:
stamp sets - Hello, There, Wondrous Wreath; ink - Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist; Stampin' Write marker - Mossy Meadow; card stock - Mossy Meadow, Naturals White, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss; punches - Boho Blossoms, Cupcake Builder;  Baker's Twine - Early Espresso, Stampin' Dimensionals

I really wanted this fun stamp set, too, but then I couldn't decide what to do with it.  When all else fails, I resort to CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) from the amazing card makers I see around the internet, and I loved Helen Read's card.  I changed the colors so I could play along at Color Me! and simplified it a little so it will work at my Card Buffet this month:
stamp set - Tap, Tap, Tap; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Basic Gray; card stock - Hello Honey, Basic Gray; designer series paper - Moonlight; Washi tape - Epic Day; Big Shot with Alphabet Press embossing folder, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals
This is not one of my favorite cards, although Helen's is!  I've learned to offer cards that I don't love at Card Buffets, because a lot of times someone else loves them, but I'm going to recommend stamping the typewriter keys at the top and bottom before embossing, and possibly stamping off first.  I also think the Cherry Cobbler sponging at the top should be darker, but I'm not sure either of those things will really make me love it.  I'll just have to try something else!


Joanne James said...

Two lovely cards! I especially like the sponged and embossed background on the TapTapTap card - a great way to incorporate this week's colours. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week.

Claire Creates Cards said...

Kathe, I just love this embossed background! It is perfect for the typewriter! Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me...this week! XX

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Kathe. Love the fall wreath. The colors look so pretty. The textured background looks awesome on the second card. Love that typewriter image. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Leslie Hanna said...

What a pretty wreath! I do love Fall wreaths. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hayley Kew said...

Fun and funky!!! Thank you so much for taking the time out to share with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again soon :)

lauren bergold said...

well, i came for the beautiful (sos!) wreath... but i've stayed for the awesome vintage typewriter!!! ok, so, seriously, missus BOTH of these are awesome, you are such a clever stamper!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous autumn wreath!! Also lovin' the vintage typewriter!!
Thanks so much for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!