Sunday, October 14, 2018

2018 Kre8tors October Blog Hop Color Challenge


Welcome to the 2018 Ke8tors October Blog Hop. This month we have a color challenge featuring the wonderful colors in this Fall image. We have been challenged to use at least 3 of the colors from this image and we are also allowed to use Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White as our neutrals. 
The colors for this challenge are perfect for Fall, so that was my theme for my card design. I was able to incorporate five colors plus Whisper White while creating a clean and simple card design. 

My card base has been created using Gray Granite cardstock and I also used it to create the matte for the focal point of my design. I stamped the images onto Whisper White cardstock using the Sheltering Tree stamp set (item #137163) from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This stamp set is wonderful for creating cards for any season and an old favorite that I decided to show some love. 

The tree, rake and swing have all been stamped with Soft Suede Classic ink. The leaves were stamped with Pumpkin Pie Classic ink and then Real Red Classic ink, stamping it off once to reduce the intensity of the color to look more like the color Fall leaves. I stamped some random leaves around the tree and on the grass area with Pumpkin Pie Classic ink, stamping off once to give a different shade to the leaves. The grass was created by stamping with Granny Apple Green Classic ink, once again stamping off to provide a less vibrant green that fit with the Fall theme of the card design. I love that by stamping off or second generation stamping my images, it provided me with a greater variety of shades with my colors. I decided not to stamp a sentiment, giving it the feeling of a piece of framed art that might hang on the wall. 
The Sheltering Tree stamp set has a wonderful variety of images and sentiments that makes it the perfect stamp set for year round card making. The photopolymer stamps make lining up images so much easier to use. 

I hope that you have enjoyed my card design today and I hope our color challenge inspires you to give these colors a try when creating your own Fall themed projects. Now it's time to visit Cheryl and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of this blog hop. 




Roll Call List


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
 


Tricia Butts
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Friday, October 12, 2018

GSF Extraordinary Blog Hop Halloween

Welcome to the GSF Extraordinary Halloween Blog Hop where demonstrators from all over the world are sharing their spooky Halloween projects to help inspire you. I hope that you will enjoy the projects we have to share today.

I love cats, especially black cats, so I couldn't resist creating this spooky Halloween card featuring the Night Owl Thinlets dies to create the branch for the cat to sit on. The branch was die cut from Soft Suede cardstock and the cat was punched from Basic Black cardstock using the Cat Punch.

The moon was created using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits dies and was cut from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged with Crushed Curry Classic ink. The eyes of the cat were created by coloring Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker. The background was created using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I lightly sponged the raised areas with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to give a moonlight glow to the trees.

The Halloween sentiment is from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder onto Night of Navy cardstock and die cut using the label die from the Night Owl Thinlets dies. I sponged the edges using the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope that you enjoyed my Halloween card and I hope it inspires you to create your own Halloween projects for family and friends. Now it's time to visit Anja blog and see what she has to share with us today. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way.



Blog Hop Roll Call List

1. Tricia Butts
2. Lisa Ann Bernard
3. Anja Reuss
4. Narelle Fasulo
5. Rachel Macleod
6. Lisa Henderson
7. Jan Musselman
8. Anastasia Radloff
9. Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Angélique Stempelkeuken


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
 



Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®

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