When you make cards for Operation Write Home, it really is a bit like living in a time machine. Summer officially ends on July 31 in OWH-land. So, we are moving on to fall cards... and the deadline for Christmas cards is October 10! See what I mean about a time machine. :)
So, the card below is my first fall card of the OWH season. The colors really are much closer to purple and teal than the way they photographed.
|SU Blackerry Bliss, Distress Ink core Pine Needles|
Hero Arts image, heat embossed in Inkadinkado gold glam powder
Sizzix embossing folder
SU tiny banner punch; garage sale brad
I used the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss paper from Stampin' Up -- couldn't wait to emboss some gold on this gorgeous paper. However, I was a little disappointed with the Lost Lagoon against the Blackberry Bliss -- it just didn't look/feel quite as rich. So, I went with Distress Ink Pine Needles. This DI paper was in the same color family as Lost Lagoon, but seemed much more saturated. And, I felt like I achieved just the right balance of colors thanks to Paula's 60-30-10 lesson from OWH Design Boot Camp.
Tip of the day: I cut a 1/4-inch strip of Blackerry Bliss and taped down the banners, aligning the left edge of each banner. That's how I managed to get the tiny sliver of purple on the left edge of the banners.
Entering this in the current Shopping Our Stash challenge to make a project featuring fruits and vegetables. No more summer watermelons for this girls' cards... at least not 'til next March. :)
Also entering this in this week's Simon Says Wednesday embossing challenge. There are three examples of embossing on this card:
- a heat embossed focal point image,
- heat embossed gold border on the layer under the image layer, and
- an embossed pattern on the bottom Blackberry Bliss layer.
|Darice embossing folder|
DI Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
That's it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!