Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Elegant Pumpkins"

Created a card today using There's Magic In the Air digital stamp, Elegant Pumpkins. The challange by Leigh Anne asks us to do a monochromatic card and then add either white, black or grey. Well, elegant makes me think of either white, black or grey, so I decided my monochromatic color would be gray/silver with black accent. The pumpkin/cake stand are printed on metallic silver cardstock.

The other challenges I used to make this card are:
  1. Diva Coffee Break Design Sketch Challenge #153
  2. La La Weekly Challenge #12 ~ Getting Punchy!
  3. Challenge #6 - Lotsa Circles!! at Kraftin' Kmmie Stamps
  4. Pile it On! to use leaves (good thing I bought a new leaf punch!)
  5. Just Us Girls week #7 challenge to dry emboss
Total of six challenges...I should start charting this, oh no!, did I say that!, ugh! reminds me of work!
Enjoy your Sunday, I'll be playing ketchup again!

[ketchup means...I need to 'catch up' with everything I have put off and need to get done!)

ps Does anyone have a sandwich recipe for using Big Shot Texture plates from Stampin' Up in the cuttlebug?

Stamping by SAM


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sam, your title says it ALL! This is definitely an elegant looking card. Your dry embossed background looks fabulous! Great way to combine all those challenges! Thank you for playing along with JUGS dry embossing challenge & PIO Fall leaf challenge! I hope you join along next week for another fun JUGS color challenge!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Love all the circles and the fabulously embossed background paper! Great job with this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Kim said...

"playing ketchup"?!?! Did you mean that or was it too late while you were typing this?!?! :) Either way I hope it means that you'll be making more cards tomorrow because this one is GORGEOUS!!! You hit the 'elegant' part spot on and I love the CAS feel. Also love the coloring on the pumpkins. Great job! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA and I can't wait to see what you do with next week's!

Aloha, Kim
TMITA Design Team member
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Patti J said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever thought of a pumpkin as 'elegant' before, but yours certainly is!!! Great job, dear friend! Missed you at St. Joe yesterday...actually I missed EVERYone at SJ - what a waste of a whole day plus a week of preparing.... no one was selling anything - zero crowd...bummer!!!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layout of the cards! Love your idea with the leaves too!
Thank you so much for joining Weekly Challenge at La-La Land Crafts!

Selma said...

Sam your "elegant pumpkins" really do look elegant with these beautiful colors. I really like the buttons and leaves you have added. Thank you for joining in on the fun at TMITA. Hope to see you again next week.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Very classy! Love the grey/black/white, and the POP of the pumpkins :). I really love what you did here! Thanks so much for playing along at the JUGS challenge this week -- hope to see you back again next Saturday!!

Danielle said...

A very elegant card Sam! Your layout and choice of colours are wonderful and I love the punched leaves - they give such a great effect! Thanks for joining us this week over at TMITA!
Hugs, Danielle

Nina said...

Sam, just soo beautiful... I love that embossing folder... is it SU? I also really love how you did your ribbon with the 3 little circle elements with the leaves are just wonderful.. looks very elegant! Also, check out you-tube they may have a video on that information you are requesting, I found out they have about anything you inquire!! :O) Thanks again for playing along this week with us over at TMITA!

Tammy Fite said...

Very pretty!! Love it!!

Patti J said...

Well girl, at least you can read and comprehend - lol... my TMITA card is monochromatically oranges....sheesh, everything just falls apart when you retire! Hmmm...great class at O'Dear's you have a cough or a fever or anything that might prevent you from 'working' that day?????????????

Kim said...

Mother dear, when you have time, check out my blog for a special surprise for you! Aloha, Kim

Lisa Kind said...

Pretty card! I love pumpkin images! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Simply beautiful - love how you pulled it all together for so many challenges. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again next week for our next challenge!

Andrea M said...

Wow - love this card. It truly is elegant :) Great take on the challenge :)

Maureen said...

Great card! I really love how you did the punched circles! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Prety card! Love the punched circles of leaves!

SnappyStamper said...

Very pretty!!!

Digi Kitty said...

First of all--this blog is absolutely gorgeous! I'm in LOVE with it!
Next, I absolutely adore this card--the grey is divine--but I love the way you connected the large circle to the smaller ones-and the scalloped one peeking out behind it.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
Freebies, Challenges, and Fun1

Kristin Bueter said...

Love your overall design and the subtle color palette you chose! This turned out so pretty!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun color challenge hosted by Lisa!