Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you are enjoying this first day of October 2014.
I just saw a reminder on someone's blog that it is 12 weeks to Christmas. Yikes!! I need to get a move on my Christmas cards. Don't want to be caught up in the last minute frenzy again this year (lol)!!
It is time for another challenge over at the Card Concept Blog. This 2 week period we have a color challenge - my favorite type. Here is a beautiful inspiration photo to help in creating your card.
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My card theme for this challenge is the freestyle collage. I like being on this design team because it takes me out of my card making box. I don't usually make collage style cards but I gave it a good effort. Another big challenge for me was to use these colors and not make a Halloween card.
My card picks up on the colors, the gingham tablecloth, and also the fall themed items in the photo.
I started my process by stamping my background with the "gingham plaid" stamp from Impression Obsession in black on white cardstock. Then I started my die cutting.
I just bought this new "blessings" die from Simon Says Stamp and I cut the word from tangelo twist cardstock. I also used a couple of Cherry Lynn Designs dies - the lace corner deco and the fanciful flourish dies.
My final die cut is a pumpkin from Cuttlebug-it is embossed as well. I also used the bird image from the Stampin-Up set "nature walk". I had to fussy cut this one.
Then I just started layering all my elements on the card. I also picked up on the lace that was lining the pumpkins in the photo. So I added a piece of May Arts mesh ribbon to one of the corners to complete my card.
Hope you can join in on the challenge this time. With The Card Concept challenge, you get to choose the style of card making you are comfortable with or attempt a new style. Either way its a fun challenge!! Drop over to the blog to see all the fabulous inspiration from the other designers.
Stamps: nature walk ( Stampin-Up), gingham plaid (Impression Obsession)
Ink: tuxedo black (memento)
Paper: whisper white, basic black tangelo twist (Stampin-Up)
Accessories: blessings die (Simon Says Stamp), décor corner and fancy flourish dies (Cheery Lynn Designs), Pumpkin die and embossing folder (Cuttlebug)