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Friday, September 10, 2010

We're Hoppin'

It's time for another challenge for the Gina K. Designs Center Stage Alumni Design Team.  The challenge for today was to use some of the fall colors that inspire us all at this time of the year.  The colors that were chosen are: 




  • Orange (Sweet Mango or Pumpkin Spice)
  • Red (Cranberry Tart, Rocket Red, or Red Hot)
  • Brown (Chocolate, Tan Leather, Kraft, Soft Sand
  • ONE Neutral Color from the following: White or Ivory

You should have arrived at my blog from my talented friend Kay Simmons blog, if not you can head back to StampTV and start from the beginning.

My card is pretty simple for this go around.  Here is the skinny on how to created my card:
1.  Fold 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Ivory cardstock in half and orientate with the fold at the top.
2.  Use the largest of the large rectangle nesties to create the embossed frame in the center of the Ivory card. 
3.  Cut a chocolate scalloped rectangle with the largest of the small rectangle nesties and affix inside of the embossed frame.
4.  Cut a red rectangle panel with nesties just smaller than the chocolate panel and affix to chocolate panel.  
5.  Cut and emboss ivory panel, just a bit smaller than the red panel and stamp images from the Botanicals set in brown and orange inks.
6.  Add some brown pearls, red butterflies and an orange bow to finish off.
I also stamped the inside lower right corner of the card with the same flowers and added the sentiment "So very sorry, thoughts and prayers are with you" to the inside.

It is always difficult to create a sympathy card when the need arises, I find by having a few on hand really helps. By using these beautiful fall colors, this card could easily be used for either a man or woman.

Now it is time to send you hopping along your way to Melissa Shultz's amazing blog for some more eye candy.

Happy hopping,

23 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! I love the embossed scalloped frame and beautiful images!

Cheri said...

It doesn't matter how long it took you to create this one, Melissa.....it's GORGEOUS! WTGG. I love this! And thanks for the recipe.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooo!! I'm lovin' all that white space with the embossed frame Melissa! And the colors are gorgeous!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a pretty little garden scene, Melissa....the silhouettes and butterflies are beautiful and I'm sooo lovin all the white!!!

Giovana said...

This is beautiful Melissa!! Love every detail, just perfect!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Oh wow! Stunning card! Love all the white.

Carolina said...

What a sweet little scene you create here! Love all the white background, the embossed frame, and the butterflies are the perfect touch!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melissa, this is just over the top gorgeous! I love how you overlapped the flower images so perfectly.

tlgirl353 said...

Melissa,
This is so pretty! Love the way you used all the Nestie goodness. A beautiful way to frame your image!

lady Anne Howard said...

Another great little card, which will be treasure by who receives it...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Kay S said...

What a lovely card, Melissa! I love the embossed frames around the images. It really make them pop!

Deb said...

Wow Melissa! How beautiful! I love that embossed frame on the card base! All that white space REALLY makes these gorgeous colors pop!

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutey gorgeous! I love the scene you stamped. And it is so stunning against the white.

joy said...

So very pretty! Love the ribbon.

Miesje said...

Stunning Melissa! Love everything about it!

peggy wainman said...

i love all the clean white space!

JaniceAileen said...

Oh, Melissa--this is a stunner! I so LOVE it!!!

Lagene said...

Fantastic card! Love the multiple embossed frames!

Shannon said...

This is absolutly stunning!

Georgei said...

this is a beautiful card I lke all of it

Joan V said...

Melissa, this is such a beautiful card. I must say, the you really got the botanicals to POP right off the paper. It is often very difficult to find the right sympathy card, but this is great.

Miesje said...

WOW - this is amazing! So delicate and pretty! I love it!

Becky said...

Melissa this is just stunning girl.

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