Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thoughts of You

Lately I find myself making more Thinking of You type of cards and then leaving the inside blank. That way I can use it for a number of occasions from celebrations to illness and sympathy. This is one I made today using stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps.


I chose to use a fall leaves design which has a hint of orange in them and I also colored my Gina K. Designs ribbon with orange ink. It was originally a white ribbon. I sponged on some blue for the background after I had stamped the leaves. I also added a few swipes of the orange color here and there as well. I was trying to implement a color scheme from an inspirational photo at Double D Challenges. My leaves were not as orange as I thought they would be as they ended up getting some of the blue ink  onto them when I sponged the background. But I still went along with the design.


The stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps used were 3 Step Autumn Squirrel for the leaves and 3 step Heart & Roses for the sentiment. I used a Cottage Cutz double stitched die to cut out the main card panel and then the blue layer was cut using a die from the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprint 29 set. The card base was white card stock. The finishing touch was to add a few orange rhinestones to the main panel.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

We have a beautiful day here in our part of South Dakota with temperatures in the mid-70's which is fabulous for this time of the year. And, lots of sun! I really like that. I hope your day is going well too and thanks for your visits.

God bless,
Verna


10 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How clever to dye your white ribbon. Before I read that part, I totally thought you had this lovely fall colored ribbon in your stash. Great tip, and a really pretty card. I agree, having them on hand is a realy wise thing to do.

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Macimbalo said...

So beautiful! I absolutely love this card so much! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge - Angie, Challenge Host.

Sharon Fontenot said...

Very unique stamping on those leaves. Kind of hazy. Great card!

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful creation. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our LEAVE it to me challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}


Vicki said...

Simply gorgeous and elegant card, Verna! The blue accents are stunning and I love your tinted ribbon. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Leave it to me" Challenge.

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Verna. I think your interpretation of the mood board is spot on! GREAT JOB!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Kathy Krug said...

Just beautiful, Verna. I love how you created a sense of movement in the background. Thanks for sharing it with us Double D Challenge Blog. We look forward to seeing more of your designs in future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

Donna Phelan said...

Such beautiful Fall leaves. I love the wispy feel of them like they are gracefully falling off the tree to the ground below! Fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Double D, Leave It To Me Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

Brenda in IN said...

The leaves look authentic and I love that birch looking background. Fun that you can make the ribbon match the color scheme.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You nailed the inspiration picture - this is such a dreamy card! Swooning.........

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