Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fab Friday Color Challenge #FABFri69: A Whole Lot of Lovely

Good morning!  The first days of August are here and  we’re busy enjoying every last minute before school starts up at the end of the month (how is that possible).  It’s also been an exciting week since as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’ve had a sneak peak of the upcoming Holiday catalog and even got to order some products from it yesterday (unfortunately my wallet wouldn’t support me ordering everything on my wish list, at this time!!), love this perk of being a demonstrator!!  I had a little bit of time for some fun stamping so today I decided to play along with this weeks Fab Friday blog which is a color challenge.  Stepping back from birthdays I decided to make a fun all occasion card to let someone know how special they are.

I started with Lost Lagoon cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I stamped with the Woodgrain Stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink and then sponged it with Crumb Cake ink.  Next I took a piece of Blackberry Bliss and ran it through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die which created this fun cutout that reminds me of a peak through a fence.

For the greeting I used the A Whole Lot of Lovely Hostess Set and used Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamp before stamping on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I punched the greeting out with the 2” Circle Punch and then added little pearls to the center of each card.  Behind the greeting I added some loops of Linen Thread as well as a piece of Mossy Meadow 3/8” Stitched Cotton Ribbon (used Fast Fuse to attach the ribbon so it ruffled).  I also added a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock that was cut out with the Big Shot and Floral Frames Collection Framelits and then embossed it with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder and added a pearl to the center of the flower (colored it with a Sharpie first). 

I just had a lot of fun with this card adding lots of little elements but don’t think it went overboard, and is still fairly mailable.  There are some fabulous hostess sets in this years catalog so make sure to check them out and you can get them for FREE, ask me how!

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Enjoy your Wednesday!

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  1. I haven't used my hexagon hive thinlet in forever! It looks great on your card layered over the Hardwood bg stamp. I'm sure whoever receives this card will be thrilled I'm sure! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. The hexagon thinlit look fantastic over the hardwood - great effect!

  3. I love the way the woodgrain background brings in the Mossy Meadow and the cotton ribbon echoes it beautifully! Very very pretty use of the colors, we are so glad you play along often at Fab Friday, Diana. You're fabulous :->


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