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


  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?

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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


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