Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Count your blessings

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Joy has chosen: Circles

And here is the card I created:
This die cut leaf has been in my bits and pieces stash for a couple years just waiting for the right time to be used.  The smaller die cut circle was also in the stash.  It feels good to get back to using some of that stash instead of just adding to it!  Since the leaf was a dark gray, I went with a Fall paper pack that was a little less traditional in color; such pretty papers in this one.  I blended some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the outside of the white circles so they wouldn't stand out so much--they were bright!  I also blended some dark gray ink around the edges of the leaf after stamping the music background with the same ink, then I added just a touch of Soot Distress Oxide Ink around just the very edges.  The pattern papers were all scraps as well as the red circles and border.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sheet Music" and "Count Your Blessings"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles" and "Standard Scalloped Circles"; PaperTrey Ink "Loopy" border die

Southern Girls--tic tac toe (I used the left column: bling (pearls), die cut, ink)

Cupcake Inspirations #479--music

Retro Rubber #120--anything goes (my sheet music stamp is almost 4.5 years old and the sentiment stamp is 2 years old)
Word Art Wednesday #407--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Krafty Chicks #474--sketch

Creative Fingers #171--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Make My Monday #106--autumn
Double Trouble #39--Free for all (and I played along with Retro Rubber to accept Thing #3's challenge)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper


Esther Asbury said...

I love the beautiful patterned papers you used on this pretty fall card, Heather! The ink blending around your die cuts really sets them off! Lovely card!

Glittered Paws said...

Love your scraps turned into a beautiful card - very pretty fall card - and isn't it funny that we probably all have usable stuff in our stash.

Tangii said...

So pretty Heather, I just love those colors!! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with the Krafty Chicks, hope to see you again!

Donna said...

Lovely fall papers and card design!

Patti J said...

Heather, this is so pretty! I'm not ready for fall yet, but I must admit that it's really my favorite time for creating and decorating! Great card, my friend!

joy said...

Great card and love your fall colors!

Dawn Darlene said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

Nance said...

Beautiful card, Heather. I love those patterns and colors, perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks!

Allison Clark said...

Gorgeous card Heather, and I love the paper too! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday challenge, hugs XoX Alli C - DT

Neva Cole said...

Lovely fall card with pretty details! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Retro Rubber.

Laurie Unger said...

Love all the designer paper on this. This was a fun DCC.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Perfect fall card with an important message to all! That leaf is bold and really makes an impact! Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!

Claire Grantham said...

Great card, love the music sheet stamping onto the leaf die-cut. Thanks for joining us this time over at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

The combination of the different design papers for your background is really striking, and love the scalloped frames completed a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Retro Rubber.