Hi friends! It's time for a new ColourQ challenge, and this week's color combo is full of frosty blues. The palette comes from this beautiful Jim Shore angel, which is likely to inspire some wintry creations.
I used the layout of Kryssi Ng's card at CASE Study as a jumping-off point again. This was actually the first of the two cards I made for this challenge.
I used WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, stamping the large branch in Marina Mist. I stamped the small branches in pale blue onto a scrap piece of cardstock, cut them out and attached them to the card base with foam adhesive. Since I didn't have any Sahara Sand ink, I stamped the bird in Versamark onto Sahara Sand cardstock, heat embossed with clear powder, and cut it out to nestle in the branches.
The sentiment is from Verve's New Mercies, stamped with PTI's Enchanted Evening ink. I wanted to accent it with a few pearls but didn't have any in the right color, so I improvised by using small die cut circles dotted with Glossy Accents. Hole punches would also work, but I didn't have the right sizes. The larger circle comes from PTI's Eyelet border die, and the smaller ones were cut using the Harvest Berries die. They make a nice, low-profile accent, don't you think?
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions), Verve (New Mercies)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Marina Mist), Clearsnap (Cape Cod), Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening), Versamark
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Eyelet border die, Harvest Berries die), corner rounder, piercing tool
Accessories: Ranger (Glossy Accents), Stampendous (clear embossing powder)
This card went in the mail yesterday to my brother and his girlfriend, whose dog lost her battle with a thyroid tumor over the weekend. She was a sweet pup who underwent surgery a few years ago to remove a tumor, but sadly it came back and her health was starting to deteriorate. It was a heart-wrenching decision for them to have her put to sleep, but I know they will have lots of wonderful memories of her as time goes on. It's amazing how much space our furry friends take up in our hearts, isn't it?
Thanks for spending a bit of your day here with me. I appreciate your visits and comments so much!
I hope you'll play along with us at the ColourQ this week! Don't forget to leave some love for the rest of the Royal Court DT while you're at it.
Have a great day!