Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Friday to you all. We are still having some crazy hot and humid weather here in the eastern part of the U.S.
Our garden is still producing tomatoes at a good rate. Not enough to do another canning process but I get enough to roast them and then freeze for use later. I roast them with garlic, onions and some balsamic vinegar. They are so delicious and will be a flavorful base for whenever I need a tomato based sauce this coming winter.
And speaking of winter, I am showing a card today that I created using the colors from the Splitcoaststampers CC599 challenge. I like using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards and these colors worked out great for my card idea.
The colors for challenge #599 are wild wasabi, blushing bride and soft sky. Optional is to use glitter.
blushing bride, soft sky and wild wasabi
I also posted it on the CottageCutz blog for my weekly blog post. And, the die I used is the Woodland Mailbox from the CottageCutz 2016 Christmas part 2 release. This set comes with the mailbox, pine tree, wreath, presents, bunny, hedgehog, bird, snowbank and even letters for the mailbox. It is a super cute set.
You could die cut with white cardstock and then color the images the way you want. Or you could do as I did and die cut with different colored cardstock. It's your preference and either way it would make for a cute card.
So here are some details on how I created this card.:
Wild Wasabi card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
White image panel: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
I started this card by sponging my background panel with a soft sky and blushing bride inks. I was trying to achieve a soft subtle background for the die images. I used a sponge and a sponge dauber on this background.
Once the background I was finished I die cut all my images and adhered them to the card with a combination of glue dots and Ranger multi matte medium.
The sentiment is from a Stampin'-Up Paper Pumpkin kit from 2014 and I stamped in cucumber crush ink. Scattered a few sequins for some additional background interest and that completed my card.
Here is a close-up shot of the dies. I also used some white glitter paper for my snowbank and mailbox snow. Look at the cute little hedgie and also the letters in the mailbox. The white one even has a stamp on it- so cute.
Well my friends, that's my card for today. I hope I have given you some ideas of ways to use this new die set. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Animal Friends Challenge wants us to have an animal with fur on our card.
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge is anything goes.
3. 12 months of Christmas linkup is anything goes + an optional theme of nature.
4. Cute Card Thursday has an animals/creatures challenge.