Monday, October 12, 2009


I couldn't resist making another version of my curried moon card to answer the challenge posed by the design team at PPA. This week it's a color challenge: old olive, pumpkin pie and perfect plum. Great fall or halloween colors and I thought these colors worked pretty well with my card from yesterday's post. (Please take a look for directions on how I made this card.) The challenge did allow us to add neutral colors so I also have basic black, basic grey and just a tad of whisper white. It was a challenge to fit the perfect plum in there but I relied on the Cast-a-Spell designer paper to pull all the challenge colors together for me! Since I used just a bit of it on the actual card, I carried more designer paper into the lining of the envelope. Cute!

I also can't resist showing you my new personalized stamp! Another thing I've held off purchasing... don't know why... I'm glad I did because I love it! What a great way to advertise our craft and the best part is, the butterfly stamp meets SU!'s Angel Policy which allows individuals to sell any cards you make as long as they bear this stamp--done! This is actually the Hand Stamped by stamp (#115602) AND a one-line Text-Only Stamp (#115576). They are ordered separately but the wood block was big enough for both so I mounted them together--otherwise, I would never get the blog address lined up exactly where I wanted it, LOL!

stamps: woodgrain, season of friendship, forest friends, all holidays
ink: basic black, stazon jet black, perfect plum
paper: basic black, basic grey, pumpkin pie, whisper white cardstock, cast-a-spell DSP
extras: 1 3/4" circle punch, SAMJ, modern label punch, word window punch, crop-o-dile, 1/4" old olive grosgrain ribbon, whisper white medium envelope


Denise said...

The owl on the tree is perfection. I love this 'trick'! Your idea to put your blog address on your personalized stamp... genius. I WILL be 'stealing' that little goodie of an idea! ;) Thanks for playing at PPA!

Diane - said...

Nance. I too think your idea of the blog on the stamp is GREAT!!!
Good job on both cards, I just love your style....... diane

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on October 15, 2009.

Margaret Moody said...

This is such a wonderful card, Nance! I LOVE your little owl perched in the tree! He looks so retro against the orange Halloween moon! The woodgrain background really pulls everything together! Very clean and very simple! Love it! Great job with the challenge!

Nancy said...

Love the color combination. Your idea of turning the tree stamp sideways was very clever and of course the owl in the circle just tops it off. Great card!