Getting Dirty with CPS

Guess what? Yesterday I was Kraftin' Kimmie's August Kool Krafter! Check out this post to read more about li'l ole me and see the projects I picked as some of my favorites for her to feature.
Today's card is one I made specifically for Kimmie's feature. I used this week's CPS sketch #26 and the Crate Paper Cowgirl line. I am so into fall colors right now - I think I skipped right over summer. The flower images is one of my 70% off Penny Black steals called Clusters. I stamped it in Timber Brown StaZon on Pearlized Cream paper and then colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Next I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from Fancy Florals in Ruby Red and then I used the Vintage Values technique to sponge varying depths of Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink around the edges to get it good and "dirty". I used my Tonic paper distresser to roughen up the edges and then used my Mat Pack to pierce holes down the strip for brads. The brads are from American Crafts Elements. I added the prima flower and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink to mute the brightness of the pima. Finally I took my paper piercer and mat pack and punched holes all around all the panels. The card measures 5.25" square and is on a Chocolate Chip base.

Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visual), Clusters (Penny Black)
Paper:
Pearlized Cream (Paper Accents), Cowgirl (Crate Paper), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Ink: Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Timber Brown (StaZon)
Accessories: Prima flower, Brads (American Crafts), Paper piercer, Mat Pack (SU!), Pop Dots

19 comments

  1. This is beau-tee-ous Jules! Love it--I'm right there with you on the fall colors kick....and it was that fabulous Cosmo paper that you sent me tht did me in!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love the colors and that stamp. I just used that paper in a 1st birthday cowboy book - so cute. :)

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  3. 70% off! You lucky dog! :) I love how you put all of this together! The subtle paper piercing around the layout is such a great idea!! Toning down the ribbon - how smart! I love everything about this card! :)

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  4. WOW~that is a beautiful card. The colors are so amazing and the layout is great.

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  5. I am sooo lovin this card...it's gorgeous! And I don't know about you but I'm into fall colors b/c I'm ready for this heat to go away!!!!!

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  6. A gorgeous, luscious card as usual Miss Julee!! And thanks so much for being my August Kool Krafter!! Ya know I think you ROCK!!!

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  7. I love this card...and your article over at Kimmie's was awesome!

    (sorry my blogg is crashing your computer...I am going to start from scratch this weekend...uuurgh!)

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  8. GORGEOUS card! LOVE those brads!

    I'm starting to shift to Fall colors too... I think it's wishful thinking that the kids will be back in school sooner if I do! LOL! That and I've started Christmas stuff, so I have to get some fall in there first!

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  9. GORGEOUS! I love the massive row of brads. I'm off to check out your Kool Krafter write up.

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  10. Oh, my....what a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love it!

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  11. Love this card! Saw it on Kimmie's blog yesterday. The colors and layout are fantastic!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the details! :)

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  13. Dang, that card just knocked my socks off! It's absolutely stunning!

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  14. Gorgeous card!

    Love your take on the CPS sketch!

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  15. Wow girl this is ROCKIN! Just love it.

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  16. THis is a beautiful card. What an awesome sketch. Gonna have to try it.

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