Thursday, July 28, 2016

Color Challenge: "Faith, Hope, Love" in Tan

I hope this doesn't offend anyone.  It is, of course, more of a commentary on cats than on God or religion.  :)

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a card I made for the current MFP Stamp Shop Challenge where they ask us to use shades of tan.  It was fun pulling out all my brown family scraps to see what I could come up with.  

Since it is a MFP challenge, I used one of my favorite sets from them, their Christmas Wishes stamp set.  I stamped the Faith, Hope, Love sentiment with Versamark Ink, heat embossed with clear powder, and sponged around the words with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy for an emboss resist.

My background is dry de-bossed (for cracked look, instead of a ridged look) with my Darice - Crackle folder that I inked with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain first.  The pearl centers of some of my flowers were white, so I colored them with a Spectrum Noir marker to make them tan.

Other supplies used include:
Sizzix - Fancy Labels die set
WRMK Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Prima and Petaloo flowers
Tan grosgrain and cream sheer ribbons from my stash

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  The tan color makes me think of autumn.  I have had enough of 90 degree heat.  I'm ready!!  No, wait, I don't have any tomatoes, yet.  Okay....I'll wait.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Stamp Shop Challenge #30 - Tan
2. Wow! Embossing Powder July Challenge - Favorite Embossing Technique (heat embossing, of course!)
3. A Vintage Journey July Challenge - Monochromatic
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Some Texture
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes\
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
7. DL.Art July Linky Challenge - AG
8. Make My Monday - Sentimental


  1. WOW! This is awesome!!I love the colors and design of your card! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

  2. That is Really Beautiful, I love the background and monochrome :) Glad you played along this week :)

  3. Beautiful - love the vintage look :-) xxx

  4. Oooh, I always love a beautiful vintage design and this one hits all the marks! Great crackle background, fancy label die, pretty flowers with pearl centers, and the perfect bow!

  5. So vintage so beautiful TFS MF SC Lis DT

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  7. wow! your card is amazing!
    love it!
    have a nice day

  8. What a lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

  9. I love your crackle background on your card! Just gorgeous! The sentiment is so sweet too! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART JULY LINKY CHALLENGE!

  10. This card is really lovely! It has such a vibrancy about it because of the gorgeous color palette you chose, yet it is also soothing and sophisticated. You hit the balance right on and I love the way that the sentiment just sort of magically emerges from the lovely yellow background. Excellent work and thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. Lovely card, the vintage tones work so well with your debossed background which in itself adds wonderful texture to your design, lovely flowers too. Lovely sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in my monochromatic challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x


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