not really - that sounds bad! It was a FUN party last night with lots of new faces, great chat; with Theresa (new Sr. DT member) and Carolina (In the Spotlight Designer) rockin' the samples as well as the other design team!! Everyone always does a bang-up job and I am so happy to be part of the design team! The only bummers were Cindy (new Sr. DT member) not being able to make it due to an unexpected power outage and sad family news we got during the party. One of our cousins got killed in a car accident on her way home from work. We hadn't seen Cathy in years (you know it goes with cousins having their own families/lives that don't seem to make the time to get together, it really is a downfall). Anyway, I am so sad because she has 3 young children but I can't remember their ages right now and she was too young, just 35. We will be going to either the visitation or service this weekend and I know it will be extremely difficult; especially with the holidays so close for the kids to have her memory & sadness of their loss overshadow the season - my heart just aches for them.
The card I'm sharing today uses one of Gina K's new style of stamps Tropical Flowers, which lends itself to many different techniques, one of which is heat embossing I did on this card for Challenge #3 (Monochromatic)
For this challenge, pick one color to use in various shades on your card or project plus only one neutral (black, white, vanilla, kraft, grey, etc.) Whatever neutral you use, you can use it in whatever form you’d like but not more than one (for instance, in my sample, my flowers were embossed in black embossing powder on white cardstock but I rubbed the purple metallic rub-on paste from the holiday collection because I chose black as my neutral). My main monochromatic color is purple (Pale Plum, Perfect Plum) and Black as my neutral (embossed flowers, ribbon). What do you think? Have you tried the rub-on paste? It is so fun and just glides over Gina's Pure Luxury Cardstock. I love the look of the half top note bigz die by SU! so I ran my pale plum top with the cuttlebug leafy branch & matted a perfect plum then sliced off the side, adding a single black brad as an embellishment.
Be sure to play, you can win any Gina K stamp set valued at $19.95 or less!! Just upload your card using keyword GKDECDB on SCS and link back to the main thread so we can all see it. Carolyn, Carolina & Melanie have samples created for it so you can see their take on the challenge (they are all wonderful by the way).