Friday, November 22, 2013

Summer Sillhouettes for Autumn, CTS55 & CCMC278



Happy Friday, everyone!  It's the weekend before Thanksgiving and then right into the holiday season, so the busy factor is going to jump for all of us now. I hope you will still set time aside for needed craft therapy from time to time. It's just as important as taking your vitamins!

Today's card is for my big sister. She's not a pink and sparkly girly girl, but rather loves nature and the outdoors and earthy, natural colors. So I wanted to create something along those lines while still keeping a feminine touch. How'd I do?


The autumn tones for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary were exactly what I had in mind. Great combination! Thanks, ladies!


I loved the simple layout at CAS(E) this sketch, and was inspired by the amazing cards made by the Design Team there.


If you like one layer cards, the front panel of this card could have easily been one. I masked the entire front of the card except for the rectangular panel, and then stamped the En Francais Background Stamp in Sahara Sand. With the mask still on, I sponged the area with more Sahara Sand. I removed the mask and then placed just a strip along the bottom to mask part of the stems. All masks were removed and then I stamped the sentiment and blossoms. Post It tape works great for masking, a little trick I learned from my friend Brian King.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, En Francais, Express Yourself
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
Ink Pads: Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Black Stazon
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding
Other: Post It tape for masking

Thanks for stopping by today!





16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, Sandy! I love the use of these flowers - I have this set but can't ever seem to use it. The masking and sponging are perfect here. This combination is gorgeous. THEN, I scrolled down and saw my name in print. :) Awwww.

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  2. I LOVE this...I recognized the sketch right away and what a wonderful use of Summer Silhouettes! Beautiful!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the way you layered the stamps and the sponging! So soft and pretty! And I love masking idea! Very clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. Oh, this is beautiful! I love your masking!

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  5. Great job combining challenges. This is such a cool card and you've overlapped those flowers so well - something I struggle to get looking natural!

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  6. LOVE how you just did a partial background image, then overlaid it with those GORGEOUS flowers! The Tangerine Tango just pops off the page! She will love it! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. Great combination of both challenges! You used two of my favorite stamp sets and the card is beautiful. Love the simplicity. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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  8. Very pretty! Love the script and sponged rectangle!

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  9. Beautiful masking!! So elegant! Thanks you for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  10. You rocked this challenge and card for your sister! It meets all your criteria and is beautiful to boot! I love the softness of the background then the tiny bright flowers that just pop! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  11. Sandy, this is beautiful! I love what you did with these colors. I am going to have to give this a try! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

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  12. WOW...WOW...WOW!!! This is so simple and STUNNING!! LOVE everything about it! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  13. Beautiful, love the layering of the images. Hugs Bev x

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  14. Your card is beautiful, Sandy! Love the masking! Congratulations on your Top 3 Pick!

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  15. Your masking is fabulous Sandy! Love it!

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