Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dishes and Hugs

I managed to have some great free time this weekend that allowed me to make several cards… and helped me cope with the fact that winter has arrived in Northeast Ohio.  Ugh… the older I get, the more I just hate the cold weather!  It’s made worse by the fact that it was over 70 degrees here on Friday!  My hubby and I even managed a 10 mile bike ride before the sun went down on Friday.  And now we’re in the 30’s with wind chills that put us in the 20’s.  I can easily see myself becoming a Florida snow bird in my retirement!  LOL

The first card I have to show you was made with the really fun, new Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit from My Favorite Things.  I’m a lover of vintage Pyrex, so as soon as I saw the bowls in this set, I had to have it!  My card combines the current MFT sketch challenge #307, and the Colour Q challenge #368


This coffee pot, plate and cup in these colors really reminds me of my Mom’s 70’s kitchen, where everything was rust, gold and green!  LOL  (Who remembers Harvest Gold and Avocado Green appliances?)  I used Tangy Orange, Daffodil and Jellybean Green hybrid inks to stamp my dishes on Whip Cream card stock, and added a Chocolate Brown die-cut shelf underneath.  The sentiment was stamped in Hot Fudge hybrid ink.  I embossed a stitched square behind the shelf, and then die-cut the whole panel with Blueprints 13.

Here’s are the graphics for the sketch and color challenges…


And here’s another card I made this weekend, using the current CAS(E) this Sketch #199

Sending Hugs

This new “HUGS” die was the current Free with $60 that came with the card kit from My Favorite Things, and when I first saw it I actually had the fun idea to pair it with a scripty “sending” sentiment!  Then when I saw this sketch, I knew what I wanted to do!  The “sending” sentiment comes from the All Occasion Sentiments stamp set, and I used my MISTI to stamp the word three times using Tropical Teal, Blu Raspberry and Sno Cone hybrid inks.  I die-cut the front panel with Blueprints 24, and spattered it with some watered-down Tropical Teal ink and Perfect Pearls.  I die-cut the letters from Tangy Orange card stock, adhered them to the card stock panel and embellished with some Sparkling Clear Mix sequins.    On the card stock panel underneath, I stamped the BG Bold Diagonal Stripes background stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink to add a graphic edge to the card front.

Here’s the sketch graphic…



Leigh Penner said...

These are both fabulous, Tammy!

maria f. said...

LOVE your take on the sketch with a fabulous message!

Sherri Thacker said...

I love the black and white stripes in the background. I think it makes the card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!