Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Fall Happy Blessings
I made 32 of these cards at a Crop I attended this past Saturday, sponsored by the SCRAP Guild of Northern Illinois. I made them for support letters for the 31 couples who will attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in Benet Lake, WI this coming weekend. The support letter is something they will receive at the end of their Encounter Weekend letting them know other couples were praying for them and their marriage Sacrament throughout the Weekend.
I really like the color combination, very Fall and not over-bearing. The set is from the current Holiday Mini Catalog, and is called "Happy Blessings". I am enjoying the whimsical images in this set, and the coloring capabilities it offers. YES - I realize I DID NOT color in my scarecrow here! LOL Honestly, I ran out of time as the cards had to be delivered that evening. But you know what? I LIKE it not colored in!! I never thought I would say that - ever. I think the lovely colors of the card itself are enough. Something different for me, defintiely outside my "style box" - and I LIKE IT! Woohoo! The corn stalk image is stamped tone on tone in More Mustard, and though it's hard to see in the scan, it is a lovely, subtle background on the card in person. The sentiment actually begins with "happy thanksgiving..." but I didn't want that for this card. Using the Small Oval Punch was perfect, because it leaves those words off for me. A little paper piercing in the left corner of the Always Artichoke strip to tie in with the stitching on the scarecrow - and Voila, I'm done. This design was very quick & easy to make in bulk, even with the number of layers.
Stamps: Happy Blessings
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Confetti Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy & More Mustard
Accessories: Crafters Tool Kit, Large & Small Oval Punches