Thursday, November 5, 2009

Grateful For...


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My little one is sick this week (we both have the same thing) and so my card-making has slowed to a crawl. I really needed a pick-me-up and so decided to make a card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, an interesting mix of Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, and Basic Gray. These colors remind me of the current trend of non-traditional colors for Christmas, but as I am still behind on Thanksgiving cards, I thought I'd mix it up and use the color scheme to play catch up.
For this card, I inked up my Tres Chic** background stamp in Ruby Red and punched out three words that caught my eye: "Life," "Family," and "Love." Appropriate things to be grateful for, yes? With very little time or energy to spare, I kept it clean and simple, with a quick-embossed background and a rub-on to complete my modernly unexpected Thanksgiving card.
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Tres Chic Background Stamp; Chit-Chat Rub-On; Ruby Red Classic Dye Ink; Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White Cardstock; DCWV Basic Gray Textured Cardstock; 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Quickutz Rings Embossing Folder; Big Shot
**If you would like to order this or other current Stampin' Up products, please feel free to contact me HERE.

11 comments:

Kim said...

Clean and simple - love the layout

Ann Schach said...

Fantastic! I love your layout and your use of the challenge colors!

Cards by Gina said...

Oooh, so pretty! Love how you used the colors and incorporated the Basic Gray! I found it difficult to work with, but you did a terrific job, as always!

....Linda.... said...

Sweet and simple with a great message!

Martha said...

Great card. I love how each circle emphasizes a certain word. Wonderful idea.

Mike said...

Regina,
You're so brave. I religiously stay with the 5.5"x4.25" format. I guess because it's easier to get envelopes. But then I see a card such as yours and it makes me want to break out of the box! Gorgeous job on the challenge!
Mike

Lourdes Torres said...

Beautiful card Regina!

Patti MacLeith said...

Important word punchouts! What a nice card, Regina. I hope you are all feeling better by now!

Margaret Moody said...

What a great card, Regina! Love the focus words in the circles! Great idea! Love the clean and simple lines, too! Wonderful job with the challenge! Hope you are your little one are feeling better very soon! Take care!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of the color scheme and use of just punched out parts of the backgrounder stamp!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Thank you for playing @ PPA!

We look forward to you joining our next challenge on Thursday, November 12.

Be sure to check back to see our Paper Artist Picks on Wednesday, November 11, too!