Thursday, October 4, 2012

Watercolor Winter and More Merry Messages

Greetings! I hope this day finds all of my bloggy friends doing well. Before I proceed, I have to give a big thanks to all of you who left the kindest of comments on my "Personal Achievement" post. I almost (OK, I did) had to pull out a Kleenex. Thanks for all your kind words and your awesome support. What a wonderful group of people my fellow stampers are! Now, the card...

I'm coming in just under the wire again to play along with the Dynamic Duos color challenge. Cherry Cobbler? Possibly my favorite of all colors; I had to play! I combined it with Gumball Green, and my neutrals are Very Vanilla and Early Espresso.

The perfect sketch to compliment these colors is this week's Merry Monday sketch challenge. I chose the Watercolor Winter stamp set to fill up the large space.

That yummy background was achieved by using a new Stampin' Up product, Core'dinations Card Stock, along with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. After running it through the Big Shot, I sanded it lightly with a sanding block to reveal the lighter core of the card stock. 

The Watercolor Winter Stamp Set is a two step set. First, I stamped the outline with Early Espresso Ink. Then, I used markers to ink the second stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig ensures perfect alignment.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green Core'dinations 
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Accessories: Sanding Block & Dust Buddy

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Inky Hugs!



Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Sandy! Love the stamp set that you used and your pretty color combo! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Sandy, this stamp set is fabuous and I love how you have showcased it. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Karen Aicken said...

BEAUTIFUL card - and wonderful way to combine the challenges. I love that embossed background - it adds so much to the feel of your card.
Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duo's.
Cheers, Karen

Lisa Elton said...

Sandy this is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Carrie Gaskin said...

So pretty! I love the traditional colours on this. THanks for playing at Merry Monday!

Patrice said...

Great card - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!

Lesley said...

Beautiful and elegant, that set is really nice Sandy and the background embossed piece is pretty! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

This sketch was made for these stamps and beautiful embossed background, Sandy! Very nice! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!