I can't believe it's Wednesday again already – and time for another Divas Coffee Break Design Team challenge! This week's challenge was a sketch, and I decided to use a stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, Day of Gratitude. This stamp set is a great set for Thanksgiving – but it also has a design that allows it to be used for so much more!
For today's project, I paired Day of Gratitude up with the Stamp Set Vintage Vogue, as well as some of the newest Designer Series Papers, Autumn Spice. Again, while the colors are just perfect for fall (though not a Hawaii fall!), they also do well making a card that doesn't scream, "Autumn."
There are so many parts of the large circular stamp in Day of Gratitude that it just cries out for lots of different colors in it. I've seen all sorts of combinations and haven't seen one that I didn't like. So much imagination among Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers! For this card, I first inked up the stamp with a More Mustard classic Stampin' Pad. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to add in first some Old Olive, and then on the edges, some Cajun Craze, one of Stampin' Up!'s newest colors. Before mounting this on the background of one of the sheets of the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper set, I cut the stamped design out very close to the edge of the stamped image. I sponged the edge of the smaller square element (with the stamp from Vintage Vogue) with Cajun Craze, then matted it with Old Olive Card Stock. The main part of the card, again sponged with Cajun Craze, is matted with Cajun Craze card stock.
There are more embellishments from the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog on this card – both are Glimmer Brads from the Brights set of Glimmer Brads. I wasn't sure at first that I would like these brads because they're so much bigger than regular brads. But now that I've seen them in "action" quite a few times, I've ordered up samples of all of the rest of the colors. Look for them in more projects over the next few months!
Oh, and you'll very likely be interested in the sketch from the Divas Coffee Break Design Team. Here it is. Best of all, YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE! Just make a card using the sketch, and add it to the Links at the bottom of this week's post! We'd love to have you join us.