Monday, July 2, 2012

Beautiful Season and Three Challenges

Woo, hoo! Three challenges in one! I'm not often able to accomplish this feat, and so excited when I do. I had the perfect opportunity this week: one color challenge, one sketch challenge and a theme challenge. Perfect! 
I'm sure you've already guessed that the theme challenge was Christmas. Christmas in July, to be exact, for the Paper Players. I know what you're thinking, Ann. "This card would have looked so much better with some pearls", LOL! I tried to keep it clean and simple, though, so please forgive me! 

The sketch challenge was for Freshly Made Sketches. This simple, classic layout was perfect to showcase the chickadee in Beautiful Season.

Last, but not least, is the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge. Crumb Cake & Your Choice, that was easy: Cherry Cobbler, of course! I've always loved the Cherry-Vanilla-Crumb Cake combo.  It even sounds yummy!

The image in Beautiful Season was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. It's kind of hard to see in my photo but it gives the image such a pretty shine. The Very Vanilla background was embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. I placed the card stock in the embossing folder on a slight angle to allow for some blank space at the bottom for the greeting.
Stampin Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer
Ink Pads: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

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Have an awesome week, all!



Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful Sandy! I love, love the colors and that it is a Christmas card - so pretty with the ribbon. And adding pearls would have been a lovely touch but it's also perfect just as it is. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, love the monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Ann Schach said...

It is gorgeous even without pearls ;) I love the paper selection! The embossing is the perfect touch!

Jen Brum said...

Very, very lovely card! Love the colours choices and that darling red bow! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful!! what a lovely Christmas card! Everything works so wel together.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a fabulous card this is ... love the neutral colour palette and background embossing!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

H2 :) said...

Gorgeous card Sandy. Beautiful choice of ... everthing! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week. :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is just so gorgeous. All 3 challenges combined have produced a show stopper. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

Kim S said...

Beautifully done! The dsp with the look of "sparkles" is such a festive accent for the lovely stamp! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Darnell said...

Great take on all the challenges, Sandy!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, this is beautiful! I love how you didn't color the image. It really pops and the embossed detail is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful! Love all your design elements Sandy. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

jaydee said...

Sandy, great job combining the challenges. I love that you used the embossing folder on one side and the DSP on the other. Of course, you used one of my favorite stamps, too. So glad you shared this fabulous creation with the Paper Players this week