Thursday, May 30, 2024

Three Colors

 Hello Crafty Friends!

My card this month is wending its way to Germany. Hope it arrives by the end of the month. 

I used all three colors chosen for this month using the closest ones I could find in my stash of craft goodies. The Glorious Gingham 6x6 DSP from SU had this paper called Blueberry Bushel.  I die cut a piece of it with the PaperTrey Ink die set called Love to Layer: Torn Edges for a background. I really like this layout and will use it again.

My flower and leaf are from the new SU Happiness Abounds stamp set. After stamping onto white scraps, I heat embossed the two pieces with Ranger Gold embossing powder.  To finish this part I used the matchiing dies. 

This challenge always has a theme of friendship and I liked the friend word from the same set. I embossed that in the gold as well then fussy cut out around it.

Lastly to get a raspeberry color, I used SU Polished Pink cardstock for my card base. I have Ranger Distree Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry that matched well, so I knew I was on the right track.
Lovely late spring and going into summer weather here with warm temps and rain to keep the flowers growing. I sure miss growing a garden outside, but have lots of house plants. 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come by again.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

April 2024 CCC


This month I tried to use the suggested colors for my card that has gone to Massachusetts. For my sentiment I used one of the colors. I am happy with this card.

Theme Options: Spring / Food and drink / Friendship

So here's my card:   

The flower and leaf are from Altenew's Peony Bouquet kit. I am still learning how to use these layering stamps and dies. I heat embossed in white with Brutus Monroe power before coloring. I used SU blends in Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green to color the flower. Did you notice the white emossing became lilac? Happy accident. 

The purple card base is Stampin' Up! I am pretty sure, but am not sure of the color name. 

Done in Encore Silver ink, the sentiment is called The Only Flower by Rubbernecker. First time used, so am adding my card to NBUS #62 even though my card is for an April challenge.

 I wrote a note to Julia inside. I like making new friends with being in this challenge!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come by again.