True Friend

When the new Stampin’ Up! catalog came out in July there were quite a few sets that I was on the fence about. The set used in the card made for this weeks Color Challenge was one of them.
This set is called True Friends and it really follows the whole “Boho West” style. At first I did not think it was for me, but over the last 2 months it has really grown on me. In fact, on my last order I chose quite a few sets from this style.

The color challenge this week was Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke. I would not have put these 2 colors together on my own, which is a perfect example of why I LOVE the SCS challenges.
The card base is Grovy Guava. All neutral pieces are done with Naturals Ivory and all accent pieces are Always Artichoke. The background was done with the new set called Sanded. True Friend from the Holiday Mini was used as well as the background stamp Paisley. The brads are from the Rich Regals Brad set and the ribbon is the Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain.
I did a little direct to paper on the flower image but no other techniques were used for this card. It is very simple and yet I am SO happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

Labor Day Weekend Challenges

Jen70, who hosts the weekly Friday Limited Supply Challenges is so wonderful at hosting some extra fun stuff each time a Holiday or Long Weekend comes along. Well, as not to disappoint this weekend had a 3 part Challenge.

It took me the entire weekend to create and post – I am pleased to say that I was able to complete all 3 challenges, each in separate cards.

I have already posted my first card of the 3 below, so here are the final 2.

This second card of the challenge was to use an animal stamp that is not normally supposed to be for Fall or Halloween. For this card I masked off the ball of yarn in the original stamp and instead used a pumpkin.

Both cards use Wild Wasabi for the card base.

This card also uses Pumpkin Pie CS and Designer Paper. The ribbons are Pumpkin Pie Grosrain and Wild Wasabi double stiched grosgrain. The brads are from the Rich Regal family.

On the third card, it’s size measures 4.25 X 4.25 plus the topper for a final size of 4.24 X 5.5. I also used Really Rust CS and Boho Designer Paper. You can find a complete tutorial on these Table Topper Cards Here.

I love having these extra challenges on the long holiday weekends. Since this one was my birthday I made sure I had a little extra time to stamp. But on any holiday weekend it is so nice to have an extra challenge to play with.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!!!!