Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Favorite Things Stamps Day 2: Damask and Stitched Circles

We are on to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown!!  Today includes some basics that are perfect for so many different cards.

The stamp set and coordinating die set is Mona Pendleton Designs Damask Designs.  It includes small patterns to large patterns, a border and even a couple of small damask flourishes to use with sentiments.  The circles are from the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and have that wonderful stitched pattern that add such a nice finished edge on die cuts.  The sentiment is from an earlier set called LJD Birthday Greetings.

Damask Celebrate

I used the circle dies to create a telescoping look for the circles.  Because the damask designs come in different sizes, I could layer them up to create this look.

Damask Celebrate close-up

As I am creating these cards throughout the Release Countdown, I also want to focus on the colors.  I mentioned yesterday that the inks and colors from My Favorite Things were fairly new to me and that I am really happy with them.  Most of the colors are different from some of the other big brands.  On this card I used Steel Blue, a very nice gray color, and Fuse Green, a unique color that can take on yellow or green characteristics depending on the color it is paired with.  I first saw this combination used by Amy Rohl on this card and have wanted to try it ever since!

My layout is from the current Seize the Sketch.


Be sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog.  You can see what all of the other designers have done with the damask and stitched circles.  And be sure to leave  comment for a chance to win the daily prize!

39 comments:

Pati said...

Pretty layers & colors with this layout, very nice card!

Shannon J said...

Can we sign a petition to have you on this DT full time?!! Beautiful card, and I really love that Fuse green!!

Marisa said...

LOVE this color combo, Kim, adn what a great card. Love the clean lines.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful and I love the colors you used. You rocked this sketch too.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very beautiful Kim! Thanks for making the Damask set look fabulous!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your card design and colors.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love it

Lisa said...

Wow Kim damask looks good on you!! Beautiful card!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely beautiful, love the damask!
Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is GORGEOUS! I wouldn't have thought to pair those colors and I love this!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the color combo and the way you did the layered circles.

Marjolein said...

Oh, WOW, this is gorgeous!!!!
Elegant and chic at the same time!
Love, love the colorcombo, Beautiful green!!!!
I would never have thought of this combination, but is matches perfectly!
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. We're having a stormy kind of day and I absolutely LOVE it!!!
A lot of wind and gray skies, this kind of weather is my favourite!!!! Makes me happy! :-)

Stampin' Always said...

This is so stunningly gorgeous!

Stampin' Always said...

This is so stunningly gorgeous!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is beautiful. I love how you layered the Damask images.

Janelle said...

Love the way you paired the layout with the circle dies & damask. Very pretty.

Amy Rohl said...

Are you kidding me?! This is scrum-dilly-umptious! One of my fav color combos and your design is just 'wow'!!

bluemoonstitch said...

Love your color combo! Very Pretty card.

Mary Gillmarten said...

I love how you used the new circle dies! I also love how you layered the damask images, definitely an elegant color combo; you're doing such a wonderful job here!

De hobby droom said...

Woow this is so gorgeous Kim!!

Joan V said...

So pretty and elegant. Oh, and those new dies are fantastic on this card.

cm said...

Gorgeous card!! You and MFT products are such an incredible pair! I'm with Shannon: where's that petition to have you signed up as an 'all time' MFT designer! Inspiration, plus (and certainly brightened my day - we're at -34C...Freeze-fest!!).
c

ScrapbookDBA said...

Very pretty!

Tracey said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Kara said...

beautiful!

Bobby said...

I love all the dimension on this card.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Great card, I love the colors you used.

Susan Renshaw said...

Elegant!!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful, elegant and loooove those stitched circles.

Carole said...

Beautiful card. Very classy - love the colouring combo and the way it all goes together. Just superb!

Rae Barthel said...

beautifully elegant - love this!!

Nana Griffin said...

Very elegant! Love the background color.

Wendy said...

Love the colours and the sketch!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love the look you created with the circle die cuts. Love the colour combo.

Karen Motz said...

This is STUNNING!! Love the colour combination!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! One of my faves with this set!!