This week's Splitcoast Color Challenge was Chocolate Cherry Crumb Cake -- go HEREto view the challenge thread and link up to the gallery! True to the challenge, I layered Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake -- only I picked up the Crumb Cake from the Deck the Halls dsp. I really liked that Crumb Cake ds layer with the Always Artichoke/Cherry Cobbler garland -- I thought that it gave me both the color and a wonderful pattern to play off of for the peeling wallpaper background.
The central image was overstamped with Canvas in Crumb Cake and sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip. The lettering was done with an ombre watercolor in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.
Stamps: Christmas Postcard, Winter Post, Canvas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Deck the Halls dsp
Ink: Black, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom
I definitely had a hard time giving birth to this card! I had a hard time figuring out how to do the sentiment without making the card too heavy -- I was aiming for something lighter and more ethereal. I upped the contrast of the photo to show the detail. It's very lovely, IRL.
I layered Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Shimmer White. I sponged some Blushing Bride ink onto the Northern Flurry folder before I put in the Shimmer White, then ran it through the Big Shot. The snowflakes are highlighted with Basic Pearls jewels.
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Paper: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Shimmer White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions folder, Northern Frost decorative strip die, Basic Pearls jewels, Dimensionals, White organza ribbon, Scallop Trim border and corner punches, sponges
I layered Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler layer was run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder. The two front cats were cut out and popped-up on Dimensionals. Shadows were watercolored under and to the right of each cat with Crumb Cake.
What's funny about this card is that I thought that it was pretty basic -- simple, clean lines, easy to put together and not a distressed corner in sight. Over on Splitcoast Stampersthis card has pulled 10 comments so far! So many cards are like giving birth, trying to get them finished -- it goes to show that simplicity counts, too!!
Stamps: Merry Chrittermas
Paper: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, White
Ink:Black, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke
I layered Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and designs from the Deck the Halls DSP. Behind the torn, sponged and distressed image, I layered gold Waffle Paper and silver Tinsel Trim.
For the "peeling wallpaper" look of the main layer, I loosely adhered both sheets of Deck the Halls DSP together. Then I tore the pieces that I wanted off, sponged the front and back edges of both layers and re-adhered.
Stamps: Good Cheer
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Accessories: Antique brads, Silver Tinsel Trim, Gold Waffle Paper, Always Artichoke seam binding, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, metallic brads, Dimensionals, sponges, Aquapainter, white gel pen
I've been stamping for about 12 years or so and have been an independent Stampin Up! demonstrator for 8 years. I don't do many workshops, but am mainly a hobbyist -- and love it!
Stamping has given me an outlet for my creativity, for which I am truly grateful. I'm also a member of the Paper Crafters Sampler and the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew design teams. I hope that you enjoy my blog!
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