Friday, October 22, 2021

Bushel of Blessings


Here we are!  This is month #10 of another challenge for our group of 4 stampers—Barb, Jeanette, Kelly, and Carol!  This was a thought that I had in the middle of the night, similar to what Kelly has had in the past.  Plus, it is a bit of offshoot of our Stamp What Challenge! This one is called Double Duty! 

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For October,  the company that I picked was Taylored Expressions. They have some wonderful stamp sets, and many have coordinating dies.  For our challenge this month, I picked a a set called Bushel of Blessings and the matching Die Set.  The sentiments are also from a TE set called Hand Lettered Thanksgiving and that also has a matching die set!

For my first card, I stamped and colored the pumpkin image with Copic Sketch Markers.  I then die cut the image and layered it over an embossed background using Stampin' Up Pinewoods Plank Embossing folder.  I stamped and die cut the Thanksgiving Blessings Sentiment and layered it over a piece of Gooseberry Patch orange gingham cut from a Stampin' Up Stitched Rectangle die.  I added some linen thread behind the sentiment and some yellow enamel dots on the background.  

For my second card, I stamped and colored the same pumpkin image.  This time the image is layered over a circle from Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Circles.  The background layer is the same Gooseberry Patch Orange Gingham. The Give Thanks sentiment is also from the Hand Lettered Thanksgiving stamp set.  The same linen thread was used and this time some green enamel dots complete the card.  

I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards.  I used the same pumpkin image and then two different sentiments from a second set.    I used the same colors of cardstock on both cards, along with the Gooseberry Patch gingham paper.  There are also die cuts used, linen thread and enamel dots.  Plus--the theme is Thanksgiving!

Here is the inside of my cards:

I hope you enjoyed my card for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's,  Kelly's  and Carol's blogs.    I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards! I hope Kelly, Jeanette and Carol like my card. Art Impressions is the company we will use in November so be sure to check back to see how we double up and make two cards on the 22nd!

Image/Sentiment: Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Hand Lettered Thanksgiving Stamp and Die Sets

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso; The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Gooseberry Patch Orange Gingham

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black; 

Accessories:   Stampin' Up Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Stitched Rectangle Dies; Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Circle Die; Copic Sketch Markers; Enamel Dots


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, you've created two beauties with this fun fall stamp set from TE! I am in awe of how different that image looks against the dark background vs. the lighter version. I actually had to look again to see if they were different stamps. Great cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous work Barb, and I love that the two cards look so very different - you have really rocked the challenge this month
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