Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Rubber Color Challenge

Today's color challenge was Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, and Certainly Celery.

Let me tell you--Cameo Coral is not in the top 40 of Stampin' Up!'s 48 colors for me. But I did it. Thanks for the most part to this paper that I got in Julia S.'s blog candy give away.

The designer paper is beautiful isn't it? Frankly if I had seen it in the store--I would have LOVED it--but I would have been intimidated by it since it is pretty fancy. And normally I would have shied away from using such a casual looking stamp with this paper--but I have been inspired to try new things by the blogs and galleries that I browse. And after all--it is just a card--I haven't messed up photos of my kids or artwork for my living room!

Some details:
  • I stamped the petal in Cameo Coral and then ran a cotton swab (gotta love those $ store cotton swabs) around the edge, and then ran my Chocolate chip marker around the edge. Viola! A two toned petal.
  • The centers are cut out by hand.
  • All stamping was on Very Vanilla--cannot go wrong with solid images on this paper!!
  • As you can see my beloved Certainly Celery is very sparing in this card. I am happiest with when I use the Pint, teaspoon, pinch, color theory. Pint of Chocolate chip (like--yeah--it's chocolate!!!), a teaspoon of Cameo Coral, and a pinch of Certainly Celery.
  • ACK! NO ribbon, NO hardware, NO flowers, NUTHIN'! I thought with this paper and this fancy of a stamp that embellishments would not add a whole lot to this card. (not that it kept me from dragging them all out!)
Materials (all products from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Pick a Petal, Small Script
  • Paper: Designer Paper (Melissa Frances), Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
  • Accessories: 3-D glue dots
Thanks for stopping by my blog again!!


Kristine said...

oo...that is CUTE!! Love the colors and that stamp set is adorable!! :) Love your banner btw...very pretty!

Julia Stainton said...

Oh it's darling! So glad that you were able to use the paper...love it!