Posts Tagged ‘Truly Grateful’

The last card I made for last quarter’s challenge is a simple sympathy card on a base of Smoky Slate. The mat for the oval (cut with the oval die for the Big Shot) is Going Gray. A butterfly accent and a sentiment finish it off. The splotches in the background are from French Foliage. Love that stamp!



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My fourth Truly Grateful challenge card appropriately has four elements in the layout, with a strip of Early Espresso as a background accent. I tried to creatively wrap the linen thread around the four pieces – it turned out kind of random, but it works.


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I added a touch of blue to my third Truly Grateful challenge card. Marina Mist is a beautiful color and seemed to go well with the other colors. This one is also on a Crumb Cake base. Torn edges give it a bit of a rustic look, don’t you think?


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For my second Truly Grateful challenge card, I used a tried and true layout: the triplet. I used Garden Green for the base, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for the layers and a little bit of linen thread for an accent. I love the old wood barn look of the background stamp in this set. Great for fall or masculine cards. 


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I’m a little tardy posting last quarter’s challenge cards, so I’m going to play catch-up and post them all soon, starting with this one made with masking tape! The technique, called Magical Masking Tape, was posted on splitcoaststampers and it’s so easy and fun I just had to try it.


I used the stamp set Truly Grateful for this challenge, an autumn themed set, available in the current holiday catalog. I used Very Vanilla card stock and some fall-looking colors, applied with masking tape, and stamped the image in Early  Espresso. I added a little linen thread as an accent. The technique is simple and can be used with any colors and a lot of different stamps. Hope you like it!

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The roses in the Papaya Collage stamp set just beg to be put on a trellis. For my fourth card for last quarter’s challenge, I cut out a white “trellis” with the Lattice Bigz die and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The roses are stamped in the new color, Strawberry Slush and the base of the card is the new Pistachio Pudding. I added leaf accents in the corners and a sentiment from Fabulous Phrases.


I won the challenge again—I’m the only one submitting cards it seems. So I chose my fourth free set from the new Holiday catalog, Truly Grateful, a great set with an old barn type background stamp. Stay tuned for one more Papaya Collage card then it’s on to the next challenge. Can I win a fifth time? I’m not holding my breath. The others in my group have to catch on at some point how easy it is to win a free set!

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