Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving CCC12

It's time for another Creative Challenge Club and this week was a color challenge with a bonus to make it holiday related. I chose Thanksgiving for my Holiday to help kick out the cards I need to send to grandparents and long-distance close friends who we don't see very often.
It's a nice way to let someone know you are grateful for them and thinking about them even though you can't always see one another!

Here is what I came up with:
Isn't it just the sweetest!?!
I just love those mini envelopes with the Old Olive hearts! 
Kaitlyn is on the Artisan Design Team for Stampin' Up! and comes with with the most amazing paper crafting projects using Stampin' Up! products. 
As explained on her blog the envelopes are made by cutting DSP to 1-78" square and then using the simply scored board fitted with the diagonal plate, score at 1", turn, score at 3/4", turn, 1", turn, and once again score at 3/4". Simple, huh?
I added some hugs and kisses peaking out of one of the envelopes. 
Do you do OXOX or XOXO? 
My husband thinks I'm weird for doing OXOX. :)
Ever wish embossing powder came in EVERY SINGLE COLOR of Stampin' Up!'s colors?
You can fake it by inking up your stamp in Versa Mark (don't stamp yet!), then inking up in your color of choice and stamping on your paper. Add clear or iridescent ice embossing powder and then heat set.
Now you have a perfectly embossed image in any color you want!
I also picked that tip up from the blog listed above!
And I know you know by now that I like to add a little love to the inside of my cards.
And it almost always involves embossing.
I embossed the & sign using the same technique as explained above. 
Stamped on Marina Mist card stock I got a totally different look than I got on Whisper White card stock.

If you make something using this week's challenge, don't forget to link up by Sunday for a chance to win $10 in Stampin' Up! product. :)

Here's What I used:
Marina Mist CS
Old Olive CS
Soft Suede CS
"Vintage" DSP
PL Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tags 4 You Clear Mount (with coordinating punch)
Something to Say Clear Mount Stamp Set (for the heart)
Linen Thread
Embossing Folder (Vintage, I believe)
Iridecent Ice embossing powder

Happy Stamping!

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