Thursday, July 11, 2013

With Heartfelt Sympathy- A Color and A Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers!!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far!!  I wanted to create a card with this week’s DD60 Dynamic Duo Challenge Colors  along with the Fab Friday FabFri21 Sketch.  

**** Disclaimer **** Oh no!  I just realized as I loaded this post and visited the Dynamic Duos site to retrieve  the URL for the color challenge that I mistakenly used Daffodil Delight instead of Summer Starfruit (hope I am not disqualified..all I wrote down in my notebook was Bright Yellow...)  Sorry Dynamic Duos!!! 

I love doing challenges since it forces me to go “outside my box” so to speak and since I tend to gravitate towards a vintage style, these bright colors are definitely out of my normal comfort zone (plus I already had quite a few scraps previously embossed in these colors so this card was a quick one to create)!

I chose to flip the sketch over completely- from what I understand, it is the general rule of thumb that you are allowed to flip the sketch.   If not, sorry Fab Friday!!

If you have not visited either site yet, I encourage you to do so- you will be in for a treat!!

Initial Card- see below for 2nd version :-)
 To create this card:

Stamp the bird image using Early Espresso Classic Ink and color with the Stampin’ Write Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green markers.

Center the large Chalk Talk Framelit™ over the bird image and use the Big Shot™ to cut the tag.  Also cut another piece from Gumball Green Core’dinations cardstock and layer behind the bird image.  

Add the embossed flag (I used a previously embossed piece of the Gumball Green Core’dinations paper and sanded with the Sanding Block).

Create the tag sentiment layer using Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper and the Gumball Green Core’dinations along with the sentiment mounted onto an oval frame (from the Large Oval punch). 

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and adhere to a Gumball Green layer.  Add the center panel of Daffodil Delight/Whisper White and Gumball Green.

Layer the tag element along with the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin triple ribbon bow to finish off the card.

Quick, easy and I am thrilled that I could use up those scraps as well!  

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched (hostess)

Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green

Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green Core’dinations, Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper

With Pearls Added :-)
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Woodgrain and retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Chalk Talk  Framelits™,  Punches- XL Tag, Large Tag, Large Oval, 1” Square (for banner points), 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon . Pearls (optional- see below :-))

OK, I have to admit that after I took the initial photos of the card, I felt that it was missing something so I decided to add a few Pearls (can't resist the Pearls :-))!!  

If you have the chance, let me know which one do you prefer..... Thanks again for stopping by- have a great Thursday!!


Brenda said...

Very pretty!! I love the texture and that bow is fabulous!! Thank you for playing at Fab Friday!!

Susie Wittwer said...

This is so pretty! Love you use of the layers, the tag...and that cute bow really caught my eye. Sweet card!
Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

Justin said...

Your cards are always great Julie and this one is no exception! Thanks for joining us a Fab Friday!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! A lovely card, with the prettiest layer panels and colors, Julie - just beautiful! hugs, de

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