…for today, the first of October, because there are so many awesome challenges out in blogland, I can’t get them all done in time! My first card is for the Paper Craft Crew sketch 164 and the Color Throwdown challenge 362 :
I pulled out an older SU stamp called Harvest Home and did some watercoloring:
The background is a piece of Color Me Irresistible embossed paper that I sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to give it a darker color…the embossed portion resists the ink and looks really cool! The banner was stamped every which-way with the sketchy line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge; the sentiment, leaves & acorn are from September’s Paper Pumpkin..what a great kit! This is also for the Stamplorations Project 40 challenge; I chose this card as my inspiration!
My next card is a little 3 1/4 x 4” card for a baby shower; it’s for the Kraft Journal’s CAS baby card challenge as well as the CAS On Sunday challenge to use polka dots:
I used Crumb Cake for my card base, embossing it with SU’s Large Dots EF and giving each dot a little highlight with some white craft ink and a sponge dauber. The “stitched” panel is from Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamps, inked up in Lost Lagoon, and the heart and duck are from Sweet & Sassy, Polka Dot Silhouettes. The duck was stamped in Crushed Curry; the smaller heart was actually a larger image; I heat-embossed it in white on Mint Macaron, then punched it out with a smaller heart punch:
The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, and I made a custom envelope for the card with some retired Christmas DSP from last year and my Envelope Punch Board! This card is also for Little Red Wagon’s embossing folder challenge! Phew! I think I got them all in! And here’s a little peek at something I made for the shower as well:
Cassidy is becoming quite the little chef; this child can break an egg on her own and not get any shell in it! She prefers to mix her cake batter by hand, rather than use the mixer: