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Friday, September 10, 2010

Another CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Once again it is time for another blog hop featuring Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni. I am hoping you arrived here from the blog of the super talented Karen Knegten. I'm sure you were awed by the gorgeous creation she shared tonight!

Since you came from Karen's blog you probably already know that our "challenge" for tonight's blog hop was to create our cards using fall colors since that beautiful season is fast approaching! The colors for tonight are Orange, Red, Brown, and ONE Neutral Color from the following: White or Ivory. I chose to use Gina K Designs Pure Luxury cardstock in Pumpkin Spice (I love that color!), Cranberry Tart, Chocolate Brown, and Ivory. I had a piece of designer paper in my hand to use on this card but decided that I would go more simple and just use the beautiful colors so here is the result.


The images are from the beautiful fall stamp set by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs called So Grateful. I colored the images with Copics and sponged around them with Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge. The sentiment is also from that set. The piece of Pumpkin Spice cardstock is embossed with the Sizzix embossing folder from Stampin' Up called Square Lattice. The cool Jute Ribbon is from Gina K Designs -- isn't it just perfect for a fall card?

I'm really enjoying making cards with fall stamps and colors as the first hints of autumn are beginning to appear here in Wisconsin. I think the fall colors are among my favorites to work with when I'm making cards; how about you?  While you are thinking about that, hop on over to the blog of Melissa Cash called Inklinations -- isn't that a clever name?! I'm sure she has something beautiful wating for you!

Thanks for stopping by tonight! Don't forget to visit StampTV when you are done hopping to see what other great inspiration you can find.

20 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Kay! I love the textured background and wonderfully colored image!

Cheri said...

Great card, Kay. The colors are all so rich and the textured bg is perfect.

Joan Ervin said...

What awesome texture in the background, Kay, and I love your beautiful coloring!!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Me likey Kay! The wheelbarrow, apples and pumpkins are colored perfectly. I love the embossing folder, may need to add it to the long list of wants.....or is that needs?

Giovana said...

This is so pretty Kay!! Love everything!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! Love the Lattice embossing. Great masking.

Carolina said...

What a striking card - the background and your colored images...so inspiring in every way!

qvande said...

Beautiful! I love the textured bg with you gorgeous image. Nice job with these colors.

tlgirl353 said...

Kay, your coloring is fantastic and that bg makes your image just pop! Great job!

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Deb said...

This is a perfect image for Fall, and you have colored it beautifully! I love the texture and the burlap ribbon.

Your card just makes me smile because it reminds me of our trips to the pumpkin patch when my 16 yo was little. The "Punkin Man" is no longer there, and so his wonderful pumpkin playground happens no longer...it was enchanting, and every year we still miss it!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card! I love the large embossed orange background. It really sets it off.

joy said...

Beautiful card! Great coloring. Reminds me fall is just around the corner.

Miesje said...

Awesome Kay - love the pumpkins and the apples - yum!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful! I love the layout!

JaniceAileen said...

Wonderful, Kay! Love that cart of apples!

Lagene said...

WOW! Very pretty! That embossing folded did a beautiful job!

Shannon said...

So pretty! Love all the combined images.

Georgei said...

like your card alot

Joan V said...

Kay, I love this card. I think the jute ribbon is the perfect touch.