Monday, September 24, 2012

Color Throwdown!

I'm back! I know I've been a little out of the loop the past couple weeks, getting my family settled  into new school routines, and canning tons of tomatoes and applesauce! It felt so good to get back into my Stamp Pad this weekend. I needed that infusion of girl time, ink, and chocolate...I just LOVE my stamping friends!
To jump back into the inky pool, I grabbed a color challenge from Color Throwdown. I got out next month's Stamp of the Month, which is my favorite SOTM of this whole catalog! It's so adorable and it works with the Cricut. I've got a card for that later this week, but today I'm sharing a non-Holiday theme for this card! I took the big December 25th Sentiment stamp and inked just the top in Sweet Leaf and Lagoon ink. Then I made my own "Damask" pattern in each little square of my card. I added dots of shimmer to the damask pattern with the new Metallic Markers, which are a felt tipped wonder - I love them so much, I'm going to be giving away a set on Friday Favorite Things this week!
And the burlap. Oh! What can I say about the burlap? I didn't even know I NEEDED it until it was here in my inky paws. For this flower I cut the edging off the burlap ribbon...and used that edging to create my flower instead of the actual ribbon!  I wrapped the border edging back and forth in a figure eight, then secured it with a bit of wire. I peeled off a few individual strands to mix in behind with the wider ribbon border and topped it off with a Rhinestone Designer Brad

Ooh - you can see the tip of my nail in the pic - have you seen Jamberry yet? I almost never get a manicure, because I mess it up before I leave the salon unless it's shellac. This is like vinyl stickers that you heat up and apply - it's lasted through canning, cooking, bathing the boys, and cleaning reinker out of my spray pens with no staining. So fab! 

Here's the Rafflecopter to enter for Friday's Metallic Marker Giveaway. 
And don't forget you can RSVP for next month's Fabulous Frame Workshop (or get the Consultant Kit) now! I revamped the Consultant Kit page to make it easier to read, too, thanks, to some help from my Stamping Peeps. You won't want to miss this workshop - 6 kinds of layered flowers and LOTs of glitter! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful week full of family, friends, and lots of stamps...
'cause that's what I'm planning to do!

12 comments:

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love that burlap flower! very pretty card too!
:) Marie

Amy McVey said...

Wow! Once again, Wendy, it's a fabulous card! I love how you thought out of the box with this stamp set and that burlap flower is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring me to look a little closer at that stamp set.

Kigz said...

I cannot believe that awesome pattern that came out on the little squares! How do you keep your ink from transferring from one color pad to the other? Absolutely inspiring, Wendy!

Allisa said...

Your flower is fabulous and I must look into Jamberry!

Wendy Coffman said...

Ah - that's that fabulous rolling technique. I did promise to bite the bullet and make a video, so I guess I'm going to need to get my hubby to help me with that. My solo attempts have not gone well so far!

You ink the stamp in Sweet Leaf ink (always start with the lighter ink). then Tip the stamp and roll just the edges in the Lagoon ink. Then when you stamp - magic!

Miriam Prantner said...

That flower looks great and I love the color combo too!

Nancy Ball said...

WOW WOW WOW...your card is FABULOUS! I love the way you used the sotm and the edges of the ribbon....c'mon...who would have thought of using our spectacular ribbon like that!

Shawna said...

I'm loving the burlap flower !!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wendy, your card is absolutely stunning! I'm in awe of that burlap flower mixed with bling...gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome design! I love how you used these colors! Thanks for joining us for The Color Throwdown!

Joy said...

GREAT card, Wendy!

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