Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful color challenge

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you're enjoying a relaxing day at home with family or friends.  I made two cards for two challenges - the MWT Challenge at OWH and the Be-ye-thankful challenge at FCCB.
The MWT challenge was to use two colors together - turquoise & silver.  Since I started this at night, I had a hard time finding turquoise paper - everything looked blue or green!  I cut the word "thanks" from silver paper in my stash, using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I used both the positive and negative parts of the cut (on page 61) for the two cards.  I embossed the flower stamp in silver on white vellum and used an EK border punch for the scalloped border.
Here's my first card:
Here's my second card, using scraps left over from the first card:
I loved this color combo and of course, my pictures don't show the silver embossing very well.  I'm going to do some more of this for OWH Valentine's Day!  Have a great day.
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  1. Wow Erika your cards are gorgeous! I love the look of your embossed vellum!

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Color challenge!

  2. This is really pretty Erika, the colors are so sharp, I really like that silver!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  3. These are stunning cards, Erika! I've never tried silver embossing powder; it looks gorgeous on the vellum. Great job!

  4. Erika, your cards are beautiful! Fantastic job with embossing on vellum! I like that you made two cards using the positive/negative of your cut file and I like that you used the same stamp vertically and horizontally. Great ideas and beautiful. I notice that your are in SC - me too.

  5. Gorgeous cards- love the embossing on vellum! I also struggled with my paper color! lol-- but you nailed it! I like the cricut font too!