Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Colour Combo November Blog Hop

It's time for the November Colour Combo Blog Hop and this month we have been challenged to use Crumb Cake, Basic Gray and Soft Suede to create our project. You may have just visited Anastasia's blog or perhaps you are getting started here with me. I hope that you will enjoy the projects we have to share with you today.

For my card today, I decided to use the Winter Woods stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. This is a beautiful stamp set with detailed images and I thought it would be fun to show how you can create a masculine birthday card with this stamp set. 

The color combination this month seemed perfect for a masculine card. I used Basic Gray cardstock to create the card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I just love the texture this added to the card design and I lightly sponged the edges and raised sections of the cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber. 
For the focal design, I stamped the detailed trees image with Versamark ink onto Soft Suede cardstock and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder. I then sponged the edges of the cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink and burnished the trees to make them pop. I sponged Soft Suede Classic ink along the bottom of the cardstock to create the ground.

I wrapped a piece of Braided Linen Trim around the Soft Suede cardstock and attached the sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Soft Suede Classic ink and punched out with the Classic Label punch. I layered it onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that had been die cut using the smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment has been attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

This was a fun card to create and I loved working with this color combination to create this masculine card and the way the Silver embossing popped against these neutral colors. The detailed tree images really look great when they are heat embossed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to look at holiday stamp sets in a different way and explore the different possibilities they offer for your projects. Now it's time to visit Cheryl's blog and see what she has to share this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog hop today.



Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin', 

Tricia Butts
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

2018 Kre8tors Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop for November and this month our theme is birthdays, in honor of our blog hop organizer, Melissa, who is celebrating her birthday. We have demonstrators from all over the world sharing their wonderful projects with you today to help inspire you to create your own creations. You may have just visited Janey's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey here with me. I hope that you will enjoy this blog hop.


For my birthday card design, I decided to use one of the papers from the beautiful Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #147800) in the 2018 Holiday Catlog and combine it with the Label Me Pretty stamp set from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I love the soft, pretty pattern of this paper and coordinated beautifully with the Happy Birthday image in the stamp set.

To create the card I used Mint Macaron cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to matte the designer series paper layer. I stamped the image onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Silver embossing powder to make the design pop. I punched out the design using the Pretty Label punch (item #143715) and punched out a matte from Mint Macaron cardstock.

The Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon has been colored using the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blend Marker to coordinate and I also used the marker to color three of the larger Basic Pearls to embellish the bottom of the card. This birthday card has an almost Spring-like feel to it, which is pretty amazing when you consider that the designer series paper works perfectly for winter projects.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoyed the birthday card I created and I hope it inspires you to create your own beautiful cards. Now it's time to visit Sandra's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. 




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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin', 

Tricia Butts
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