Saturday, May 7, 2011

Best Wishes - Color Challenge Swap Card

Hi Stampers! 
Finally I have been able to stamp again!  I want to thank all of you that visit my blog daily- it is so encouraging to me that you have taken the time to stop by my little blog:)  It means so much to me, especially since the past few weeks have been very stressful at my full-time accounting job.   
My upline, Cindy Fodor had her quarterly demonstrator meeting this morning (we had such a wonderful time!) and I had a difficult time becoming deciding on a design for the swap card.  We were focusing on sets from the new Summer Mini and I since I seemed to be experiencing a "design block", I did not start on the swap card until last night (of course, worked on them until the wee hours of the morning- my penalty for procrastination:-)). 
I decided to use the colors from this week’s ColourQ CQC83 (if you have a chance, please see http://colourq.blogspot.com for the Design Team samples and all of the other entries).  The colors are so bright and "summery" - one of the main reasons I love the color challenges is that they definitely “challenge” me to use colors that I would not normally pair together and this color challenge was no exception:-)  Generally it is acceptable to add a neutral so I chose black (I love black with turquoise and yellow). 
To create this card:
Use the embossing buddy to de-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the image from Fabulous Florets with Versamark.  Apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss.  Apply Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink with Sponge Daubers and wipe off the excess ink from the embossing when finished. 
Use the Big Shot to emboss a piece of Tempting Turquoise with the Vintage Wallpaper EF and a piece of Basic Black with the Square Lattice EF. 
Layer the Basic Black onto the Tempting Turquoise and layer the focal image onto the Basic Black.  Attach the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow and layer the entire panel onto Basic Black.
Stamp the sentiment from Short and Sweet in Basic Black on Whisper White and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Punch a layer of Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise with the Modern Label Punch (cut the Tempting Turquoise Modern Label piece in half and trim the center area at angles so you can mount this behind the Basic Black layer and the Tempting Turquoise layer will only show on the ends).  Assemble the layers, position on the card and adhere the pearls. 
Stamp Sets:   Fabulous Florets (Summer Mini), Short & Sweet
Ink:  Versamark, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise,  Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper EF, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Clear EP, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Thanks for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day! 

3 comments:

Nance said...

This is gorgeous Julie! Love how you've incorporated the oranges and yellow in the sponging--it just pops against the turquoise! Great job! ((hugs))

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Glad you joined us at the ColourQ this week.

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the textures and your sponged front panel is beautiful! I love what you did with this week's colours. Thanks for playing along with us at CQC. :)

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