What it came down to was that I missed the Play Date Cafe cutoff, but those colors were stuck in my head - evergreen, olive, cherry blossom and gray. Then I saw the new Hero Arts challenge to use fall colors, including olive, purple, orange and gray and I decided to combine that along with their challenge to use non-holiday stamp sets for holiday cards (that's how I interpreted it anyway.)
Had still been turning the design concept of "Gallon, Quart, Pint" from Moxie Fab over in my head and decided to give that a go within the framework of CAS. Can I call that a challenge-within-a-challenge?
And the gals at A Blog Named Hero are all about embossing (dry or heat) so how's about a little woodgrain?
My goal was a Happy Turkey Day card. Used HA stamps for summer (bird) and Christmas (selective inking of Happy Holidays). Went with the colors of olive, eggplant and orange (see the teensy bling?). Applied them in gallon, quart and pint amounts. Knew I wanted to add an embossed strip and chose woodgrain. Added two cross-stitched Xs to balance out my nifty spifty threesome of images, deciding to keep them white to just let their texture do their thing. Clean. And simple. Now it is.
Thanks for your visit.
Supplies happy turkey:
Paper: CS Neenah, DCWV
Stamps: bird and sentiment Hero Arts, leaf PTI
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress Ink, Versafine
Tools: embossing folder Craft Concepts, paper piercer
Other: bling, twine