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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Color challenge day with H&M Stamps

Before I get on with today's post I just wanted to remind you to comment on this post for the chance to win my blog candy if you have not done so already.

I needed to complete some design team work for H&M Stamps and today's color challenge fit in perfectly. The first card I made used paper piecing for it.

I have very little of the new in color papers and today's challenge called for using 2 of them- kiwi kiss and baja breeze. I am very blessed to have received a 1/2 sheet of them from wish RAK. Well, I went through some of my dp and was thankful that I found some in my new Basic Grey collection that matched the colors exactly so I was able to stretch what I have. Anyway, I stamped the adorable little elephant from one of H&M Stamps newly released sets on my patterned paper and cut it out. I used my circle nestabilities and adhered my elephant to the kiwi circle. I cut 2 triangles of patterned paper and stitched them onto my vanilla card base. My sentiment was punched out with my word window punch.

stamps- H&M Stamps generation of stitches, PTI limitless labels
ink- palette noir, blue bayou
CS/dp- kiwi kiss, very vanilla, Basic Grey offbeat collection
accessories- vanilla grosgrain, safety pin from TAC, olive brads, word window punch, circle nesties, paper piercer

This past weekend I bought 2 bushels of apples. Man is that A LOT of apples! I had no idea how many that really was. Being in NY we are pretty fortunate because they are plentiful this time of year here and each bushel was only $5. I still can't believe it. Anyway, I have been making apple everything this past weekend and included in the everything was apple butter. So this story was brought about because I thought I would give some apple butter to the new neighbors a few doors down when they move in. Along with the apple butter I will give them this card:

I stamped the house first and masked it to stamp my tree and then the stone path. I colored it with my prismapencils and gamsol and also used some chalks. I stamped my sentiment in the corner and double matted my image. I pierced the strip behind the image and added brads to the corners.

stamps- H&M Stamps Old English and accessories
ink- palette noir, choc chip
CS- vanilla, choc chip, kiwi kiss, baja breeze
accessories- brads, paper piercer

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Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WHAT!?! That house card is AMAZING!! What a lovely card for your neighbors. Can I move next door :-)

Great job on the cards and that cute little elephant rocks in pieced blue!! Hugs, michelle

Danni said...

Both cards are wonderful but I love the elephant! The colors are just so perfect together and I love the paper piecing you did! Awesome!
Can I have some apple butter? I love it!!

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JAR said...

Both are soooooo adorable!