Color My Heart

The challenge I’ve entered today is different from any other challenge I’ve entered. It is a color challenge from Color My Heart.

The challenge this week is to use the colors Gypsy and Buttercup.

I made this mini card using White Daisy Cardstock with a flower image from the Workshop On The Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit. The image is layered on Gypsy Cardstock and Buttercup Cardstock. It is stamped in Black Pigment Ink that is available in the Basics Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set, I then sprinkled Clear Detail Embossing Powder, and heat embossed the imaging using my craft heater. The sentiment is stamped using the same technique and is from the Just For You Stamp Set. I then tied a bow at the base using Black Hemp.

I love these two colors together and I love the shine from the embossing powder!!! It really makes the flower pop off the card!!


Freshly Made Sketches

Today’s sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches, and is linked to their blog for their most current challenge! {Which ends in just  a few hours!!}

Here is my card:

Starting with a white cardstock base I added an oblong layer of Olive Cardstock. The trees come from the Workshop On The Go® Frosted Cardmaking Kit and are stamped using Olive Exclusive Ink® using the first and second generation stamping technique. Using a sponge dauber I grazed the edge of the White Daisy Cardstock.

The sentiment and banner come from the stamp set that is included in the Seasons Tweeting Gift Bag Kit from the Holidays From The Heart Gift Guide. 

And as you can see above the stamp set includes an adorable owl image and the sentiment reads, “Happy Owlidays”. Because I didn’t use an owl on this card the sentiment wouldn’t have made much sense, so I cut out an individual “H” and “O” to make the sentiment what I needed it to be. I added 3D Foam Tape behind the sentiment for it to pop off my card.  I also added 4 sparkles from the Clear Sparkle Assortment Pack. 

To give the card a little more shimmer I also used White Daisy {Pigment} Exclusive Ink® on the snowflake dots {also from the Workshops On The Go® Frosted Cardmaking Kit} and Clear Detail Embossing Powder to create the gleam of snow falling.

I know it’s only the end of October, but with all the Christmas cards I’ve been making lately it’s really starting to put me into the Christmas spirit! I may have to put my Christmas tree up early this year!!!