Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TCC127 Warm Grays

Hi everyone!  It's Wednesday, and time for a new Card Concept challenge!  Isn't this a beauty?  What a cozy winter scene!
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I needed a pick-me-up card for a friend who recently had foot surgery.  Although the grays and neutrals in this photo aren't what I would normally call "cheerful", I think the end result is one that will cheer her up anyway:

I began by embossing a card front of Basic Gray cardstock with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I stamped the focal sentiment in Basic Gray as well on Whisper White cardstock and colored in the letters with a Smoky Slate marker.  I mounted it against a Smoky Slate frame I diecut with a Stitched Shape die, then added a few embellishments:  a couple of sparkly hearts, a snowflake, some silver sequins and silver baker's twine:

But my favorite part was the little cup!  I stamped it in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate, shaded it a wee bit with a Blend, then heat-embossed the steam with some white embossing powder on a little piece of vellum and fussy-cut it out!  Sweet!

And on the inside, a couple of encouraging sentiments!

I would say that my card style this week is Clean and Layered!  I hope you will play along with us and share your creation at The Card Concept!  Can't wait to see you there!  And be sure to stop by to see what the other designers created as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Just Treats, Get Well Soon, God is Good (all Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Sparkle Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Silver Baker's Twine, Candy Dots (both ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Cable Knit EF (ret), Stitched Shapes Dies, Triple Heart Punch (ret), Smoky Slate Blend, Heat Tool, Snowflake Dies (Taylored Expressions), Silver Sequins (ret)


I Card Everyone said...

Those colors are as cheerful to me as a sun-shine-y day!! LOve this, LeAnne! [something tells me you knew I would! xx]

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card LeAnne...I love the Cable Knit in the gray....A fave in my stash.. all of your elements bring the card together nicely and one that will definitely bring cheer to your friend..

Lorraine said...

That embossing folder is the perfect backdrop for your cozy card! The grays are beautiful.

Denise Willerton said...

what a sweet card LeAnne ~ love tone on tone and this is beautifully done xo have a blessed day xo

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I like this, LeAnne! So warm and cozy and a fun collage!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the photo and your warm gray card! So cozy!

Lisa Elton said...

This is as warm and cozy as it can be! Love this LeAnne and your friend will too!

Vicky Hayes said...

I know what you mean - on paper, shades of grey may not be the most cheerful idea, but your card has turned out to be vibrant and warming and as comforting as cuddling up on the sofa with a woolly throw and a hot chocolate on a chilly day! Vicky x

Betty Wright said...

LeAnne...welcome to the team! I just love this card. All the special details beautifully arranged. I am sure your friend with love it!