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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thinking of you

~*~ Before I get into this next post, why not take some time and enter a creation for the current Twofers challenge, Things with Wings? You could win a $20 gift certificate to Alleystamps!~*~

I was playing with some older Tim Holtz stamps when this card came to life.  Nothing makes me happier than using the stuff I already have, well, except buying more stuff.  Anyway, I've had this set for quite a while now and this is the card I made with it:

What I Used to Make my Card:
Vanilla Card Base
Vanilla Cardstock
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Flights of Fancy" set, #CSS25856*
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Crazy Talk" set, #CMS236
Kaleidacolor Pad in Cappuccino Delight, #KA-000-019 
Die-Namics Pierced Oval Stax, #MFT-521
Memories Ink in Artprint Brown
Pop Dots

The first step to making this card was stamping the floral sprays in the corners of a vanilla cardstock panel. I inked the stamp using the Cappuccino ink, using a different portion of the ink pad each time to get different colors for each image.  After I stamped the panel I trimmed it down to fit on the card base.

Then, using the Artprint Brown (which is a very cool color and was popular back in the heyday of stamping) I stamped Thinking of You from the Crazy Talk set.  I centered the Oval Stax over the sentiment and cut it out.  I pop dotted the stamped panel onto the card base and then pop dotted the sentiment in the center of the card.

I like the simplicity of this card and how easily it came together.  I love working with the colors of fall! I hope my little tutorial inspired you to dig out some older stamps and inks - some things never go out of style ~ Fondly, Christi

* You can still get the original Flight of Fancy set from many places online,  I also found that the flowers flourish I used is available in a set called Nature's Discovery (Stampers Anonymous #CMS049)

Another look at the card.


 I also want to enter my Thinking of You card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Clean & Simple
Everybody Art Challenge - Shades of Brown
Retro Rubber - #27, Fall Colors
Eureka Stamps - #166, The Colors of Fall
The Paper Girls Challenge (M) - #91, Stamps (2nd Entry)
Stampinback Challenge (M) - Autumn

34 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card, it has a really opulent look to it. And the Kaleidacolour revival continues! Wonder if between us we've prompted a surge in sales yet?
    Jane

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  2. Another one that gets the "I love this" reaction XOXO

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  3. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at the Stampinback Challenge!!

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  4. Lovely autumnal colours. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Eureka Stamps.
    Mary

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  5. Beautiful! The images look like velvet and makes me want to touch them! Great job mixing all the challenges! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  6. Very pretty Autumn colors! Your stamp is beautiful in kaleidoscope! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Debbie :)

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  7. A fabulous card Chrisi, a gorgeous stamp with wonderful autumnal colours and so beautifully blended!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  8. Very pretty card! I love the Kaleidacolors myself! Simple and elegant use of the colors and elements.

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    1. Thank you Neva - I have been using them like crazy lately :)

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  9. You are so funny - "Nothing makes me happier than using the stuff I already have, well, except buying more stuff. " ha ha! Anyway. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing with our stamping challenge at The Paper Girls!

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    1. Thanks for reading the post Amber - I have a "different" sense of humor : ) LOL

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  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps in our colours of fall challenge this week.
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  11. Beautiful fall card and I love the different colors on the swirls. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

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  12. Love the rich colors and elegant design! Such a lovely fall themed card! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  13. Beautiful card.... Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  14. A very lovely CAS card. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun...

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  15. Gorgeous card Christi! It's so elegant and the flourishes are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  16. Lovely ombre effect, and very opulent looking with being at all fussy! Lovely card.

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    1. Thank you so much for you r kind words Dianne :)

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  17. Cool card, it makes me want to touch it, to see if it feels as velvety as it looks! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thank you Claire - It didn't dawn on me that it looks so velvety, but I guess it does :)

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