Sunday, March 11, 2012

Two Cards- One Color Challenge!

Hi Stampers! 

I had a great day yesterday with my loving husband:-)  He works very long hours through the week and only has a Saturday off once every three to four weeks but this past Saturday we were able to escape for the day to Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia :-)  We love the nature, serenity and all of the gorgeous vistas- truly a place that we feel closer to God and His Creation- a peaceful place that helps to to restore our souls!

Stamping is another way that I relieve stress so I wanted to create at least one card before my hectic week at work started.  I decided to try this week's HSSCC108 Color Challenge and had so much fun that I ended up making two cards:-)  

The first card uses the color challenge colors only and the second card combines the HSSCC108 Color Challenge along with the RS2 Retro Sketch Challenge.  

Once reason I like participating in color challenges is that they "challenge" me to use color combinations that I normally would not put together and this one was no exception.  Real Red and Daffodil Delight are wonderful colors but a bit brighter than I normally tend to gravitate towards and to combine them with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, I originally was not so sure:-)

I seemed to recall that these colors may be in my neglected Attic Boutique Designer Series paper and lo and behold, several of the pages focused on these colors!   

The first card is a quick,  Clean and Simple (CAS) card and has very little stamping- the Attic Boutique DSP took center stage! 

Just emboss the DSP panel with the Big Shot™ and the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Lightly sand the embossed areas with the Sanding Block.  

 Add the Real Red Satin Ribbon bow with the rolled flower/pearl center.  To create the flower- punch  the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, run through the Crimper Tool, cut a wavy spiral to the center, roll up from the outside edge, glue and place a pearl in the center. 

Add the sentiment layered onto the XL Large Oval punched shapes and you are finished!

The second card uses the same colors with the RS2 Retro Sketch Challenge

Stamp the bee/floral image from Nature’s Pace onto Crumb Cake with Soft Suede ink.  Color the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Write markers in Daffodil Delight,  Real Red and Crumb Cake.  Distress the edges with the Distressing Tool and your finger (tearing a bit along the way).  Sponge Soft Suede along the edges and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Stampin’ Write Soft Suede marker to add more details.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Antique Boutique DSP and Soft Suede cardstock., 

Layer all together per the sketch, add the sentiment along with a few more flowers from the Boho Blossom Punch and of course, pearls.  

Stamp Sets:  Nature’s Pace, Herb Expressions

 Ink: Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Red

Paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder , Sanding Block, Sponge Dauber, 5/8” Real Red Satin Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Crimper Tool,  Punches- 1 3/8” Circle, XL Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms; Sponge Dauber, Pearls

Thanks again for dropping by- your visits mean so much to me!  I hope all of you find a time to de-stress and have fun stamping! 


Stampin by Genny said...

One word - FABULOUS! You did a great job with the color challenge. I love your vintage/shabby chic card. I'm so glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Come play again!

Stampin by Genny said...

Another wonderful card! I love the simplicity of using the DSP as your focal point. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I love both of these! Can't decide which one I like better! Hope you had fun with your hubby! I'm the one at our house who has to work LONG hours and weekends so it's always nice to get to spend some time together! We need to get away somewhere soon! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Your card has a festive holiday feel to it! Beautiful textures and layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Retrosketches!

LeroyLime said...

both of your cards are FANTASTIC!! Love the deep blast of reds and the pens on your first card totally grabbed my attention! Love them both, thanks so much for playing along this week (twice) at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Krista said...

Wow, Julie, what can I say...both of these cards are gorgeous!! Great use of with the boldness of the color combo and the other one more soft. It looks like a getaway with the hubby was very inspiring!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

Julie... I love both of these cards... you've balanced everything so perfectly and made the cards fit the colours:) LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, both of these cards are just gorgeous. I love the distressing, that bow on the first one with the flower and pearl. Beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

How wonderful these both are! Love the colors and the attention to detail!

Arielle H Gordon said...

WOW - gorgeous cards Julie! Sorry it's taken me this long to come back and comment - I only had time to peek at everyone's cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!

Kathryn said...

Love the distressed look! Thanks for sharing!

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