Sunday, September 15, 2013

Autumn Accents Birthday

There's a great color combination over at Create with Connie and Mary that I wanted to use for an early fall birthday card;  the challenge is to use Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry.   I saw a card in a magazine that inspired me so when I saw these colors, I combined the ideas and came up with this card:

The leaves were diecut from the wonderful Sweater Weather Designer Paper in the Holiday CatalogVery Vanilla cardstock is the card base as well as the next layer, which was textured with the Big Shot and the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The Soft Sky leaf was folded in half then textured with the same folder.  Cool, hum?

Crushed Curry ink was very lightly applied on the edges of the woodgrain layer as well as very lightly on the layer itself in places; the framelit circle and sentiment banner edges were also sponged with the same color for definition.  I added a little splattering to the background with Soft Sky and a splatter stamp.  The Rhinestones were colored with yellow and orange Sharpie makers to match the Crushed Curry.

Here is the color combo  for the challenge:

Stamps:  Express Yourself (hostess set), Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky
Papers:  Sweater Weather DSP; Very Vanilla cardstock
Tools:  Woodgrain TIEF,  2-3/4" Circles Framelit, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Linen Thread, buttons from the Neutrals, Regals and Subtles Collections.

All items are from Stampin' Up!  You may purchase these and all Stampin' Up! products from my online Stampin' Up! website HERE.  Once there just click on the "Shop Now" link.  Thank you so much for your support! 

While there, you may also wish to check out the Clearance Rack since new items were just added by Stampin' Up!  Great products for great prices!

Thanks for visiting today!  How about you trying out the color challenge yourself!  It's fun to see what you come up with!




soggystamper said...

I love your card and the color combo, Margaret. I might have to get the Sweater Weather dsp after all. I'm just not sure I would use it all up before it retires. Oh hey...I can order the digital version. That never retires! :o)
Sue Erickson

Laura said...

Margaret, I love your card. Especially like your white wood grain with the yellow (crushed curry) sponged edges. Also your color combo is just so pretty and different! Refreshing!!! Thanks for the great ideas! hugs, Laura

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a pretty card with the woodgrain done up in white. The other colors really stand out against the white. Thanks for joining our Saturday Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary!

ebeth9267 said...

Yum yum, I am lovin' the leaves against the woodgrain white, it's so classy. You're the best; thanks for being a part of the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

Deb said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the die cut leaves and all the texture on your card! So pretty against the white! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday challenge!

Mary Brown said...

WOW Margaret!!! What an absolutely STUNNING card! Love how the colorful leaves just pop! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 Saturday Challenge!

Connie said...

GORGEOUS, Margaret!!! Love the white background for the fall leaves...stunning! Thanks for playing along with the Saturday Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

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