Happy Thursday! Can you believe a week has already gone by since Thanksgiving, and it’s only 3 weeks until Christmas??? Okay, now I’m having anxiety. I still have quite a few Christmas cards to make, so I’m really glad I chose to do one for today’s Pals Paper Arts challenge. This week we’re doing a color challenge with what I think are 3 really yummy colors; after all, just take a look at their names: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla. Mmmmm. Delicious, right? However, I must admit, I had NO IDEA what to do with this color combo, however, like all challenges, somehow it works out. I don’t know about you, but I love it when I overcome a difficult challenge, especially a color challenge!
The beautiful DSP prints, from the Regals (Cherry Cobbler) and 2013-2015 In Color Collections (Baked Brown Sugar), match up perfectly and have a wonderful contrast. The tree, from Festival of Trees stamp set, was first stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, then I used a Blender Pens and drops of the VersaMark Refill to daub the little flowers, and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. The tree has little round balls amidst the leaves, so I glued on little tiny circles of Champage Glimmer Paper. Any guesses on what I cut the tiny circles with? The Owl Builder Punch has 3 different sizes of circles, and one of the sizes is tiny and worked perfectly! The star punch used for the tree topper is from the Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack.
The sentiment is from Christmas Messages (sorry, I didn’t realize this stamp set was retired until writing this post!), and was colored with Cherry Cobbler and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write Markers. The card was finished with a pretty bow of Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon.
I hope you are inspired by today’s card. Head on over to Pals Paper Arts to see what the Resident Artists, who obviously had no problem with this color challenge, to see their amazing creations. I hope you’ll play along with us this week.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Festival of Trees and Christmas Messages (retired); Paper: 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack, Regals DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar and Champagne Glimmer Paper; Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler and VersaMark; Stampin’ Write Markers: Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler; Tools and Accessories: Blender Pen, VersaMark Refill, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon, Owl Builder Punch, Itty-Bitty Accessories Punch Pack (Star), Crystal Effects, Tree Punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals.