Friday, October 11, 2013

Fab Friday Color Challenge: Toil and Trouble

Whoo hoo!  Even though it’s another cold, rainy day here I’m excited, because it’s Friday!!!  We have another jam packed weekend with baseball and Cub Scout camping but it’s all a  little up in the air with the weather, we’ll see what happens.  What I do know is that today I get to share with you my card for this weeks Fab Friday Color Challenge.  Have to admit when I first saw these colors I immediately thought of Halloween so I decided to run with it since I’ve been making lots of fall and Halloween projects lately.  This card uses the Toil and Trouble stamp set.  I stamped the main image in Basic Gray ink and stamped it on Crumb cake cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and the Apothocary Accents Framelits (I love how the framelits make cutting out so many of these images a breeze, AWESOME!)  I also inked up random words from the same image and stamped them on the different colored cardstock and cut them out with Paper Snips.  All these elements were sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink and I attached each of the words with dimensionals so they pop.
The rest of the card came together very quickly, I used Tangerine Tango for the cardbase and layered a piece of Basic Black that I embossed with the Big Shot and the Hexagon Embossing Folder.  A piece of Rich Razzleberry ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon makes the perfect bow.  The final accent was the little bird that’s from the same stamp set and he was stamped with Basic Gray ink on Old Olive cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  Once again I used dimensionals to attach the bird and the large image. 
I have to admit, I spent a lot of time debating adding a greeting and I actually made several of them, but in the end I felt like they were a distraction on the card and it’s pretty clear what occasion this card is for anyways, so I left it nice and simple.  I love how this set makes such beautiful, elegant, and slightly spooky cards, without being grotesque (that’s not my style) and as so many fun elements that work so well together, it makes crafting so fun and easy.  I hope you enjoyed today's card and you still have time to play along with this challenge, I would love to see what you come up with, so take a little time to get crafty this weekend, you’ll love it!

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  1. I love those words stamped on different colors and cut out! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. Very fun! I love how you've highlighted some of the words on the stamp, and the honeycomb embossing folder looks great with the Halloween theme. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  3. I love how you stamped some of the words on different colored cardstock! It really makes them pop and become the focus of the card. The embossed background works really well too. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!


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