It’s been a few weeks since I crafted. Life has been pretty busy and I’ve had lots of boring chores to tend to. And when I had some downtime for crafting. my mojo went AWOL. But, as is so often the case, today’s beautiful inspiration pic for the Color Throwdown challenge made me want to hit the craft table. I’m using stamps and dies kindly sent to me by Penny Black.
The palette of brown, yellow, red and orange made me think of my beautiful pyracantha! I had been wanting to use the fabulous bold berry die from the Winter Stems die set (51-751) for a while so I got to work. I cut the berry branches from brown card and glitter card. I felt the red and orange were a little too close when I was arranging them so substitued the red glitter card for satin mirror card – I quite like the mix of textures that it provides, do you?
Anyway. after spending a rather long amount of time arranging the berries on the branches, I put them to one side and blended some brown distress inks on my card base to ground my arrangement. I then adhered the branches and added a fabulous bow from the Jumble Bauble die set (51-743). I stamped a sentiment from the AlwaysThankful set (30-932) and added a few sequins to complete my card.
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Love the blended background- makes the berry branch stand out!! So happy you joined us at CTD!