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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

continued creatively crafty adventures

Sunday, I was telling you that I completed nine (or maybe only eight) cards over the weekend, but I only posted two of them.  In hopes that you'd be interested, here are two more.

In addition to Christmas cards, there will Halloween choices at Card Buffet this week.  I mashed up some ideas I saw on Pinterest, and needed a color scheme, so I used the September photo inspiration from Creative With Stamps:
stamp set - Sheltering Tree; ink - Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry; card stock - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie; Big Shot with Brick Wall embossing folder and Hearth & Home framelits

When I placed my first order from the 2016-2017 catalog I got Vertical Greetings because sometimes the side of the card is the right placement for a sentiment, and it has six great choices.  In spite of owning almost all the embossing folders (because I love them all!), I didn't order the Petal Burst embossing folder, thinking I don't really do a lot of flowery stuff.  Imagine my chagrin when I realized that the "petals" are the same design as the foliage in the Vertical Greeting plants!  Well, okay, it's not a bundled item and I didn't miss out on a discount, so I guess it wasn't that bad, but still...  I ordered it later, but I hadn't gotten around to using it, so it wasn't put away.  I needed to clean off the counter before Card Buffet, and I also needed some new display cards - the only other thing I needed was a color scheme, and Fab Friday 96 is perfect:

stamp set - Vertical Greetings; ink - Delightful Dijon; Stampin' Write markers - Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy; card stock - Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy; Big Shot with Petal Burst embossing folder

And, finally, here's the "corrected" version of the card I made using CPC63, the sketch from Craft Project Central:

stamp set - Christmas Pines; ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Copper; card stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Copper foil; Big Shot with Pine Bough embossing folder, Pretty Pines thinlits and Layering Circles framelits

I just couldn't stand it, missing that piece, and I couldn't wait for my order (which I'm still filling in), but I was able to borrow some of this gorgeous Copper foil paper from my friend and upline, Nisha, and she dropped it off today!


Amanda Mertz said...

The topiary is a great stamp to use for our colors this week! I haven't gotten the Petal Burst embossing folder....yikes...might have to adjust my next order! Great card! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather said...

So pretty! I love the look of the topiary how you've colored it - adds such depth tp those tiny little leaves, and of course, perfectly set off with the EF, lol. I need to get this set! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful cards! I love your clean designs and color schemes. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Dotty Jo said...

Such an inspired way to use the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps, Jo x

Billie A said...

Oh my your card is awesome. The colors are perfect for challenge at Creative with stamps. I love the scene you created. Thank you for joining us.
Billie A
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Brian King said...

Kathe - These are all great cards! I love your use of these colors with the Vertical Greetings card. Thank you for playing along with this Fab Friday color challenge - I'm glad you did.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Kathe I have that window too
and your blending the scene and the way you used our color combo is perfecto
thi is so a Magic card Love really your blending behind the window
Great card Kathe...
Many thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month.
PS:If you like to visit my DT card I would be so happy Kathe :) only if you have time ...see you soon maybe

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic set of cards Kathe. Love the embossed folder on all... the window card looks so pretty with the colorful sky. I got the vertical greeting set too, for the same reason. :) Your holiday card is so elegant with the touch of gold. Thank you for using the September sketch at Craft Project Central.

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Your creations are lovely!