The Global Design Project has a fun color challenge this week! We are to make a card using Old Olive Black, and Gold (pretty, fresh colors!) Here is their challenge:
The card I designed uses a watercolor wash of Old Olive ink. I think watercoloring with a main color is such a good way to start off any project.
I then stamped some leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set using Black Memento ink. The leaves were then punched out with the leaf punch and colored with the NEW!! Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive! Be watching on November 1st when YOU can buy these fabulous new alcohol markers!!!
I also punched some Gold Foil leaves and placed them over a bit of Black Vintage Crochet Trim. The watercolored panel was adhered onto a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. I love the black background with polka dots!! These colors are so pretty together, I wouldn’t have ordinarily combined them but they are WOW!!
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I love the Tic Tac Toe Challenges…they are so much fun! My card for this week’s challenge is a green, fall, friendship card (first column on the left)! Here is the board:For the “fall” element of the card I did a watercolor wash on Shimmery White paper using Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Berry Burst inks. After the color wash dried, I splattered some Berry Burst ink over the paper in little dots.
For the green element I punched leaves using my favorite new Leaf Punch! I use this punch constantly ~ these leaves are so cute and you can just slip them in on any card 🙂 Here I added a few Gold Foil leaves for bling (!) and a few strands of Jute Twine.
And, what is friendship but having coffee with a friend? I love this sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set, and I added a sweet little coffee cup cut from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.
So tell me, what card would you make for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge? I’d love to see your card over in the gallery! CLICK HERE to see what the other designers have done, and enter your creation!
I absolutely love the new leaf punch! There is so much you can do with it! For today’s project, I used it as a mask for embossing paste!
Today’s cards are the ones we made at our one-day retreat, Create the Day Away, and I couldn’t wait for you to see them! One of our demonstrations was on using embossing paste in different ways.
For this card we created a “mask” by punching a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock with the Leaf Punch. We laid the punched piece of card stock on top of the thin card stock panel and covered it with Embossing Paste. Lift up the mask and you are left with the embossing paste leaves!
We made both of these cards so that we could use a different arrangement of the card elements and a different sentiment on each card.
What do you think? Do you have any preference? Different options, different stamps, different combination of colors…and all quick and easy!
Give it a try! Punch your own leaves and use the punched piece as a mask for embossing paste. Send me a picture of your project ~ I’d LOVE to see it!
Yeah, today is Tic Tac Toe day! I really like the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, there are SO many options. I mean, you can choose any one of 9 different options!! Here is this week’s board:For today’s card I chose the left column: pink, circle, vellum. I also used a few of the other items on the board like pattern paper, flower, and gold 🙂
There’s a sneak peek here for you…do you see these darling little leaves? They were punched with the NEW LEAF PUNCH!! And get ready because this punch is available to order starting tomorrow, September 1st! Yeah! I punched the leaves first from Lemon Lime Twist and then from Vellum, laying the Vellum layer on top.
The flowers were cut out with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. Do you see the little gold dots? Those are on the layer of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.
Pretty Pointer: Layer the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate over anything for additional bling! Here it’s layered over some designer series paper. It gives a subtle bit of bling!!
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Be sure to come back tomorrow when I’ll be showing you my favorite products from the new Holiday Catalog! The catalog goes live tomorrow and YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Here are the products used on today’s card. Just click on any picture to find out more and to order!