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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mad Flannel card

So todays Technique Challenge WT188 on SCS was mad for plaid to make a card using plaid...I had to think for a bit and then I remembered that I had the flannel plaid background stamp...more mute than what I think of when I think of plaid, but I think it worked out well for this card! I love the simplicity of the colors and how quick it came togeher...I don't usually get to stamp in the day, but the baby was sleeping and the big kids were watching a movie and this card only took like 10 minutes max! I love how they come so fast some times!

So this is my card! I used craft cardstock and chocolate chip ink for the flannel plaid BG and for the pine leaves. I then got some creamy carmel carstock and stamped the pine comes with chocolate chip craft ink and covered them in cleart embossing powder, heat set and then cut them out. I did the same for the sentiment with real red craft ink...although I didn't cut it out...went to my machine instead and did some stitching! I then inked up the edges with craft ink and crumpled the card a bit in places, added a ribbon, some eyelets and called it a day! I do wish I had some different color eyelets...some that weren't so barsh looking, but more subtle...ohh well such is live!


Stamps: Flannel Plaid Background, Peaceful Wishes

Ink: Craft chocolate chip, chocolate chip, craft real red

Paper: craft, creamy carmel

Accessories: ribbon, Embossing powder, eyelets, crop-a-dial, heat tool, paper snips

We attempted to go to the pumpkin patch yesterday, but when we got there they were closed...we were all very sad...the kids were in tears, so we knew we had to find some pumpkins to cheer them up! We went to our local nursery and bought some from there and came home a carved them.

I had NEVER carved a pumpkin before so this was just as exciting for me as it was fr the kids! We had such an awesome time getting all the pumpkin guts out and the carving it. I didn't realize this was so hard! Once we got them all prettied up we waited until dusk and then lit them...they kids were so excited about the pumpkins!

David is all smiles with his pumpkin! He wanted his carved just like a shirt he had...an orange shirt with a black face...so Andrew drew it on the pumpkin and they carvedit out together. Doesn't he look so pleased!

Emelia and I decided to make a ghost pumpkin and I think for my fisrt one it turned out pretty well! Although little miss priss wouldn't touch the insides...she did attempt to cut it!

Thanks for stopping by! We are hoping to go to the pumpkin patch tomorrow...so we'll see!

Happy Stampin'

God Bless you,



Sandra Shimizu said...

Wow Silvia, these are BEAUTIFUL cards and photos, it's so sweet!
Have fun

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great masculine card Silvia. I love the pine cones. Your little angels just make me smile. THey are so sweet!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

A wonderful card and what adorble pics of those kiddos!!! TFS!!!

Sandra Smart said...

These pictures are so precious!

Julia said...

Great card and your kids are ADORABLE! Those smiles are wonderful : )