Hello again. What a satisfying afternoon. As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I have a list of projects about six inches long that I want to work on. I plan to make some mini albums for Christmas presents, so I sat down and picked out paper for the albums so that I can get started on them. I also wanted to make a treat box for Halloween for my co-workers, so I designed a cute little box using the Top Note die. I enjoyed this project so much, that I thought I’d share it with you. Just under my blog title, you’ll find a new page link called “Tutorials” and the link to the Top Note Box. If you try it, be sure to tell me if the instructions are clear. As well, share with me a link to your version of the box.
Back to the color challenges.
Color Challenge #28: Mellow Moss; Almost Amethyst; Bravo Burgundy
When I pulled out the paper to do this card, I wasn’t sure I’d like the color combination. It’s still not my favorite, but I like this card. This card is being sent to my sister-in-law. My brother-in-law is working out of town for a month, so she’s all alone. I’m sure she’s enjoying herself, but if she’s anything like me she’ll miss her man. So, DH and I are sending her a card to let her know we’re thinking of her.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss; Almost Amethyst
Stamps: Window Riley (Riley & Co); Pendant Park (SU); Because I Care (SU)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy; Basic Black; markers in Almost Amethyst; Close to Cocoa; Creamy Caramel; Crumb Cake; Bravo Burgundy; Wild Wasabi; Apricot Appeal
Other: Parisian Summer DSP (SU); Antique Brass Build-a-Brad; Designer Label Punch
Color Challenge #29: Pumpkin Pie; Bravo Burgundy; Always Artichoke
Another color challenge that I would perceive as being appropriate for Fall, so I’ll whip up another Thanksgiving card while I have the chance. I’m running out of Thanksgiving-like images, so Under the Tree Riley had to substitute. Hopefully it makes him look like he’s enjoying a lovely Fall day under his favorite tree. Looking at the card now, perhaps I should have done those leaves in fall colors instead of green. Oh well.
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy; Pumpkin Pie; Always Artichoke
Stamps: Under the Tree Riley (Riley & Co); Grateful Greetings (SU)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy; Pumpkin Pie; markers in Always Artichoke; Soft Suede; Close to Cocoa; Creamy Caramel; Pumpkin Pie; Wild Wasabi; Marina Mist
Other: Bravo Burgundy 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon; Scallop Oval Punch & Oval Punch; Ticket Corner Punch; Stampin Up brand DSP
Color Challenge #30: Bravo Burgundy; Creamy Caramel
Bravo Burgundy is not my favorite color. And this is the third challenge in a row that I”m going to have to use it. Blah! Maybe by the time I finish all these color combinations that use Bravo Burgundy, it will develop into one of my favorite colors.
And this card is not my favorite. In fact, had this been “just” a card, I wouldn’t have even posted it. But because I’ve committed to doing these challenges, in order, and posting, I can’t not show it. So let’s get this over with and move on….sigh….here you go.
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel
Stamps: Aged to Perfection (Fiskars Clear Stamps)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy; Basic Black; Wild Wasabi
Other: Scallop Oval Punch; Parisian Summer DSP (SU)