I’ve been on such a Cherry Cobbler kick over the past several months that I was almost relieved to see that the PPA Color Challenge calls for Riding Hood Red. Poor little Riding Hood has been neglected in my craft room. Don’t get me wrong – I love Cherry Cobbler. With December just around the corner, though, I won’t be putting The Cobbler on the sidelines. How would I get through the Holidays without it?
I really love the color combination presented with the current Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. So basic. So beautiful. With the excitment of a little boy on Christmas morning, I ran through all my Christmas stamp sets to find the perfect holiday card. Wouldn’t Scentsational Season be adorable? How about Ornament Keepsakes for a beautiful card? For some reason, though, I kept coming back to my Day of Gratitude set. That’s not Christmas! I wasn’t sure why I kept coming returning to my Thanksgiving images, but I finally just had to embrace the fact that I would be using the set. Here’s what I came up with:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Use it in a different way. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…use your stamps in new and interesting ways. All the cards I’ve seen with Day of Gratitude feature shades of brown, rust and yellow. Makes sense. It’s a Fall-themed set. I’ve always wanted to turn this medallion into a beautiful, floral image. Today was my day.
- Set it off. I played around with this flower over and over to find the best way to center it on the card. That’s when it occurred to me that it would be far more interested to trim the sides off the image so that the image floats in from the corner of the card. I like the look.
- Trim away. Are you wondering how I managed to arrive at the look above? Here’s how. I stamped the Day of Gratitude Image in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla and trimmed just outside of the image. I then stamped the image again (without reinking) to lightly create the image on another piece of Very Vanilla. This time, I trimmed on the inside of the red border. I flipped it over and adhered it to the inside of the original image. I added punched and cropped images from Floral Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits and Boho Blossoms punch, and you’ve got a complete look.
Thank you, Riding Hood Red, for helping me to switch up my colors for a change. I’m sorry you’ll be back in the file folder again tomorrow while Cherry Cobbler gets all the attention again. I really enjoyed hanging out with you.
Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude, Itty Bitty Banners Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla Inks: Riding Hood Red Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, Boho Blossoms punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Pearl baisc Jewels
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you had as much fun as I did.
Don’t forget! My One-for-One Holiday Card exchange is going on now. Make your best holiday card, mail it to me, and you’ll get one in return. It’s that easy! Check out the post here.