Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Color Combo

This week's challenge was to use a combination of colors - Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue, and Old Olive. Unfortunately, I don't have the I substituted with the closest color in my stash. I used Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, and Old Olive. I really like them together!

For my interest piece on this card, I used my brand new Photo Corners Punch from Stampin' Up. I punched it three times all in a row...I just eyeballed it, and got it darn close to perfect. I started out with a big-ish strip of Rose Red, pushed the punch all the way up as far as it goes, punched it, then moved to the left a little and punched again. Keeping the cardstock pushed all the way in to the bottom of the punch keeps it even. The only trick is eyeballing it as you move over to punch the next one. After I did that, I trimmed it, and cut a piece of white to go behind it. That's just one strip of white cardstock, not 3 separate blocks. I just stamped where I thought the images would line up to show through, and it worked out.

I also gave texture to my Old Olive layer with the Direct-to-paper technique. I just rub the ink pad directly on the cardstock. Sometimes I use a circle motion. Sometimes I just go back and forth. I love the look it gives! Easy background with minimal work.

Stamps: True Friend

Cardstock: Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Versamark

Other: Photo Corners Punch, Winter White embossing powder, Heat tool, Embossing buddy, Bold Brights eyelets, Earth Elements eyelets, eyelet setting kit

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - copy a layout!

This week's challenge was to copy the birthday card layout from page 42 of the Spring/Summer Collection. I used some leftover pieces from last week's color challenge, and some new rub-ons to create my card.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (Sale-A-Bration set)

Cardstock: Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Rose Red Designer Series Papers

Ink: Rose Red, Taken with Teal

Other: Twill Tape, stampin' Dimensionals, stapler, Urban West Rub-ons, Slit punch (used it to make the scallop edge)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! This is the card I made for hubby, and it was also a card we made at my Sale-a-Bration Kick-off camp last week. I hope you all enjoy it!

Stamps: Crab & Company

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Naturals Ivory

Ink: Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel

Other: Blender pens, sponge, bone folder

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Color Combo!

Hello bloggers! I've been off-line for quite some time, but now I'm getting back to the Bloggers Challenges. This weeks was a color combo - use Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Taken with Teal. These are also the colors in the new Bali Breeze Designer Series Papers which are BEAUTIFUL!

Stamps: True Friend

Cardstock/Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Taken with Teal

Other: Pumpkin and Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals