Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thanks, Eh!

This card was made for the Splitcoast Stampers VSN - FEB10VSNB. The topic is the Olympics and this particular challenge is to make a card based on the Olympic Cowichan Sweater from the Bay, as we call the Hudson Bay Company here. At first I was completely stumped since I don't have any cariboo stamps or anything with argyle. I also have no grey paper. It wasn't until I went to the gallery and saw all the Maple Leaves on cards that I even went back to the picture and noticed the maple leaves on the base of the sweater.

I am actually really happy with the way this card turned out. It was very quick - under 10 minutes and the embossing of the Maple Leaf gives it a nice texture. I may make a set of them to give to my sister when she goes travelling abroad this summer. They would make great Canadian, thank you cards.

Challenges this card fits:
The CCEE Stampers challenge - use Red, Black and Creamy Caramel. I don't have Caramel so I substituted Very Vanilla since it's the closest I have.
The Colour Create Challenge - Red, Black and Off White.
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon-Tastic


Stamps: Inkadoo's Fall Season

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red

Techniques: Embossing

Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 2, red grosgrain ribbon from Michaels


  1. A gorgeous card Christine. That maple leaf looks stunning. A fabulous use of the challenge colours.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Colour Create challenge.
    Sharon xx

  2. CAS that leaf....thanks for playing with the CCEE

  3. how gorgeous, it is perfect for the olympics, made me think of them as soon as I saw it, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  4. beautiful!!! great use of the colours given!
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Colour Create challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  5. what a great card - stunning

    Lisa ;)

  6. Great card, Eh!!! :-) Thanks for playing in our CCEE challenge!

  7. Great show of Canadian spririt LOL! I like this card, a set of them is a fabulous idea!