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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life - Color Coach Card #121

Cherry Cobbler #2


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

I used the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set on my card and used Color Coach colours of Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight. I thought that it would create quite an autumnal colour combination and the Cherry Cobbler piece from the new Designer Series Paper, Farmers Market, gave a lovely background. 

I know that Thanksgiving is a long way away, but wouldn't this make a lovely Thanksgiving card? We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia but I have some American friends that do celebrate it. 

I loved making the leaves of the tree with the Sprinkles of Life set. I stamped in Daffodil Delight first and then rock n rolled the edges in Cherry Cobbler. The two ink colours mixed together to give a gorgeous burnt orange. I did this three times and then layered the images to give a fuller looking tree. The Tree Builder Punch (also new) is the perfect compliment to this set. 

I used some of the other stamps in the set to decorate the base of the tree....plus how cute is that little bird!?...and that shape is in the punch too! I stamped the bird in Cherry Cobbler and then used a Blender Pen to pull the colours in a bit. 

I used Early Espresso embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for my sketch panels. They echo the tree and the earthy texture of my card. 

The little button is also new...from the Classy Designer Buttons pack. The sentiment is also from Sprinkles of Life and is stamped and die cut with the banner die from the Circles Thinlit Card Die

....oh and I also stamped across the bottom of the envelope.....I thought that looked really cute! :)

So there's a bit more going on with this card than what I usually do....but once I started with Sprinkles of Life, I really couldn't stop!! :)

Here is our sketch for this week's challenge:

Card recipe

Stamp - Sprinkles of Life (NEW)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Farmers Market DSP (NEW), Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch (NEW) for the clouds, SNAIL, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circles Thinlit Card Die, Glue Dots
Accessories - Very Vanilla 6 envelope, Classy Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. Another beautiful color combination and wonderful design, Alison! I'm so drawn to that polka dot background paper!!!

  2. Gorgeous Alison, for Thanksgiving or any other time of year! The combination of colours on the tree is beautifully autumnal and the stamped envelope the perfect finishing touch!

  3. I love how you layered the leaves of the tree and all of the little details you gave to your card. Really beautiful card - for Thanksgiving or just for fun!

  4. What a fun fall take on this sketch from the Southern Hemisphere! These colors are beautiful with your rock and roll technique - I must remember to do this! I love your extra mat of Very Vanilla, too - charming card!

  5. You have so many wonderful details on your card I hardly know where to start! The color combination is warm and rich and perfect for fall/Thanksgiving! I love how you make three "leaf" layers for your tree... it IS fuller and lovely! Beautiful card!

  6. So pretty...love the "fallish" look to your card and it would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Great job with the sketch this week!

  7. Love the way you used multiple tree tops to create a larger tree. Love the fall theme! Love the woodgrain embossing folder...just ties it all together. Very cute card!


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