Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sentimental Occasions to Throwdown Color (CTD#139)

My occasion really ISN'T sentimental...well, I guess it's kind of a happy sentimental since my card is for a very special lady in my life (she reads, so I can't expand on that).  The subject of my post is really in relation to my two new stamp sets I released at MTME this month!  Woot woot!  They complement each other, so the CTD gals agreed to help me showcase both sets!!  Aren't they the best?  Oh, and LAUREN is the best for sponsoring us this week and sending the sets to the team (except Kisa and Carole...that was TOTALLY my fault!  So sorry ladies).  They played along anyway and did a bang up job!    SO...how about we take a peek at the palette I selected based on the colors in my new paper pack, Fresh Cut Expressions - Collection 2.
FIVE colors to play with, folks...should be simple because you can always minimize one or more of the colors if it doesn't really speak to you.  Oh, and Tangerine Tango should probably have been Cameo Coral...I messed up on that one when I selected my colors without looking at my paper!  LOL  If you play along, just go with the closest palette you have.  

My layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch, (MOJO188). 
If you're wondering where my label from the set is, it's my scalloped edge on my strip of text paper!  I also used the Occasional Label cut file for the word, "You" in my sentiment.  All of the paper I used is from the same pack my palette was inspired by, and was printed two sheets to a page (5x7" each) to maximize paper/ink and to scale the large pattern.  The sentiment I built came from my Sentimental Occasions stamp set that is based on building your sentiment!  This is such a timeless set and has so many possibilties, I foresee myself going back to it frequently for years to come.  My card base was cut using my MTME Cornice Trimmed Circle cut file.  I cut two pieces, scored the top portion of my back panel, and adhered above the score line to my front panel.    Hot glue a couple of primas, and add some pretty craft seam binding (MS) and hemp twine, and ta-da!  All finished! 
Before you run off to start your card, be sure to swing by the CTD gals' blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration.  Also, check out the CTD post....there is a nice prize to be won this week ;]
Thanks for checking in.  Hope you are having an amazing week!

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Incredible card, Kristin! This set is awesome...as we all know! Your paper is just beautiful as are your embellishments!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I freakin' LOVE how you did that sentiment, girlfriend! GREAT versatility to this set! I know I'm gonna' be using it for forever! And your card is beautiful! LOVE the round shape!

Tangii said...

Oh my Holy Snickerdoodles!! You made this while talking on the phone?!?!?!?! You are my hero :) This is fabulous and I am loving your sets. Congrats on your released sets and this stunning card. Whoever "she" is is very lucky!!! Have a great day girlie!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous card, Kristin, and I LOVE your sets and paper! Definitely definitely a MUST HAVE!!! And it was good for me not to have the set sent to me - made me learn how to use/color a digi stamp -- a first for me! Still wondering if I should go ahead and get SCAL now? Lemme know, because I'd love to be able to take advantage of the cut file with this!

Broni said...

LOVE how you pulled all your fabulous elements together for one fantastic card, Kristin! Thanks so much for letting us showcase them for you and Lauren!

Laura Pryor said...

Kristin, I just loved working with your sets and paper this week. These are my new go to sentiments! Your card is beautiful and amazing. Love your take on the sketch and those pretty flowers. Perfect sentiments to showcase today as well. Thanks. This was a FUN week!

dpkennedy said...

That is so clever how you used the sentiments! I just love these two sets...they are just going to be perfect for so many creations! Your card is gorgeous girl!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card! Love those sentiments! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Barbara said...

LOVE your sets, girlie! And this card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for letting us showcase your amazing sets and cut file. Such a versatile collection of images--I know I'll be picking them up again and again!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is adorable, I luv my circle cards...so cute!

enjoy *~*

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty, I love it

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