Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family in the USA! I  hope you've had a blessed day enjoying time with your loved ones.

Vicky Gould continues on this month as the CCEE Stampers' challenge hostess. This week she gave us a color challenge to use orange, yellow, and brown, as well as using designer paper.

I used Stampin' Up colors in More Mustard (yellow), Pumpkin Pie (orange), and Chocolate Chip (brown), and my striped designer paper is from Stampin' Up's Regals collection.

I stamped my sunflowers from Heartfelt Creations Aztec Gold Sunflowers set with Versamark and heat embossed with chocolate brown embossing powder.  I water colored them with the challenge colors, finishing off the center with brown glitter glue.  I have the coordinating Blossom Two die cuts to cut the flowers, but I haven't quite mastered how to line the image and die up.  If you have any pointers, I sure would appreciate it!

Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the other members designed and to get the challenge details, if you'd like to play along in our challenge.

Here's a complete list of supplies I used today:
Stamps:  Aztec Gold Sunflowers by Heartfelt Creations; Itty Bitty Banners (sentiment) by Stampin' Up
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, white, Regals collection dp
Ink:  Versafine Black; Stampin' Up More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip reinkers
Accessories:  chocolate brown glitter glue, Blossoms Two Nestabilities, corduroy brad, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, square lattice embossing folder, corner rounder, A2 Card Creator Polkadots



StampOwl said...

Beautiful card Happy Thanksgiving to you

Sabrina said...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend. What a beautiful card, so rich and warm looking. I love the two banner tags and that great background. I've often looked at the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies, I think they look fabulous.

Vicky Gould said...

That is gorgeous, Charlene! Love the negative die cut. Now, I think I need to check out those Heartfelt Creations (well, maybe after Christmas....$$$$....ya know how that goes!)

Lois said...

Beautiful card -- I like the frame around your Blossoms and the banner tag. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ellen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Charlene! Fantastic rich colors! The glittered flower centers and texture are terrific! Love the tag banners!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very PRETTY Charlene!!~

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! I love the additiion of the striped dp and the corduroy brad!! What a pretty Fall card!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful card - your flowers are lovely and your die is awesome. I hope your DH is doing better - keeping him in my prayers.

Benzi said...

Very pretty card, Charlene. The centers of those sunflowers look real.
I haven't mastered that image/die either. I think the last time I used mine, I just decided to cut by hand. :-)
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you aced this color combo....so bold and dramatic AND lovely