Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday - Time to Challenge Yourself

It is Friday - time to use one of my Unity Stamps and share on Friends With Flair.  It seems I am on a "make Christmas cards" kick.  If you look at last week's post, you will see that I used the same paper for this week's card.  The paper just goes so well with the dark brown embossing powder.


The image was done with Zing dark brown embossing powder.  I colored the tree with some distress paints just to add a little color to the image.  I then layered multiple layers of patterned paper.  Thus my other two challenges.

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark - I colored my tree with distress paints

Virginia's View Challenge - Patterned Paper - lots of patterned paper on this card  The paper is from Simple Stories.

As I was putting my card together this week, I realized I had forgotten to add the beige pindots to my card from last week.  No wonder I kept looking at it wondering what it was missing.  The piece of paper came in handy this week and I made sure to put it on the card.

I must tell you (a peak into next week) that the card will be the same image only stamped in white embossing color.  I am contemplating what wacky colors I can use on it.  Any suggestions.

Enjoy your Friday - I have some fun planned for the week end so my card making will be a little limited plus next week I am staying with my grand dogs for a couple days.  I wonder what mischief we can get into.

22 comments:

ionabunny said...

Great card. I vote for orange and purple. Looking forward to seeing the next version. Hugz

Gaylynn said...

So beautiful for Christmas. I should be working on those cards too. :)

Beth F. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the patterned paper you used.
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Dr. Ivy said...

I love using this stamp for some of my Christmas cards. With the white embossing, blues would look nice and wintery. But non traditional pinks and purples might be cute. Can't wait to see what you do.

Ruby said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Crystal said...

Very pretty card. I really like the bow!

Linda said...

this is very lovely.

Terri Burson said...

I really love that stamp. Why do I not have it already?! Your card is suuuupppeeerrr pretty!

Kim Rippere said...

This card really pops!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty card! I love how your sentiment takes center stage, and your tree is colored beautifully!
Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Dawn Fields said...

Very pretty card!

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous card for the festive season :-) xxx

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like the papers and the brown embossing.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Plaid paper screams holiday to me! I would never want anyone to see my stash! This is wonderful!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! I'm very much in a Christmas card making mood as well. (How about bright pink and teal for next week?)

Scrapper Myra said...

Wooohooo. I have that stamp too. Love ir. Nice card.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! I never would have thought to use brown embossing powder but it works so well.

Virginia Lu said...
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Virginia Lu said...

Beauitufl use of the SS pattern paper! I love how warm and sweet the background gives in this design, Barb! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

Ruby N said...

This is a nice card :)

Miwa said...

Beautiful card - I love that stamped image!

Kylie said...

Beautiful Christmas Card, Barb. Your sentiment is amazing and the tree is lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx