My oh my it's late and I just spent the last 1.5 hours trying to make a card for Kristina's color challenge. The colors chosen are beautiful and go wonderfully together but I had SUCH a hard time fitting in the So Saffron. I toyed with different colored ribbons and stamp sets and buttons. Now I gotta say this, as ridiculously easy as "sponging on color" sounds... I cannot, for the life of me, sponge. I try and try and I always just get this goopy mess and end up having to scrap the thing. What am I doing wrong? I tried using the SU sponges, those big huge ones that you can cut into quarters. I've also tried sponge daubers. Both has gotten me the same ghastly results. Perhaps it's the hand holding the sponge that's the problem huh?
So this is what I ended up with.. Not a lot considering the amount of time I fiddled with it. So back to the sponging. I was originally going to have the main card as Very Vanilla with some Chocolate Chip sponged onto the outside.. Nope... Showed Jamie and he agreed it should be a no go. Anyways.. Here's the recipe: You can't tell but I saw someone (I don't remember who, I'm sorry) do a shadow effect with the Upsy Daisy stamp set and I tried except Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip were just a tad too close in color. In hindsight, I probably should've tried to make a shadow with the So Saffron instead of the Close to Cocoa. Oh well... The ribbon is actually very vanilla that I mashed into my Baja Breeze inkpad and then heatgunned dry. Why I didn't use the reinkers... Well I'm lazy and it would've been more cleanup. Now tip for anyone who decides to try and heatgun dry their wet ribbon. It was the first time I saw a faint white smoke fill my room... So be careful!!! Could possibly spontaneously ignite without us even realizing what's going on! (Hence, leaving us no time to save anything in our craft room) The butterfly is from the Essence of Love set and the sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes. This card is actually for my coworker Robyn who hosted a LOVELY Christmas party for all us nurses at the office last Friday.
Now just wanted to post 2 more quick pics. One is a Christmas card I received from my upline Carolyn. It's absolutely gorgeous and I had to share. The second is just a cute picture of Khuno (my puppy) that we took a week or so ago. Enjoy!!