Saturday, January 26, 2013

CQC173- Three Cards with One Color Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!!

Another week has passed and time for another ColourQ Challenge.  I love the colors for the CQC173 Challenge- they are soft and a bit on the pastel side so while I had them out, I decided to make three cards using these fabulous colors plus for the first card I used the FMS70 Freshly Made Sketch.   Again, both sites have wonderful examples – if you have a chance, check them out!!

All three cards incorporate embossing, die cuts and a little bit of stamping (plus I was able to use scraps from the first card to create the second and third).

To create the first CAS card with the FMS70Sketch:

Ink the interior of the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder with Dusty Durango Classic Ink.  Emboss a piece of Apricot Appeal, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom and a small piece of Very Vanilla  cardstock (in that order- the more you emboss the lighter the ink will appear on the background). 

Layer the Blush Blossom embossed panel onto Dusty Durango cardstock.  Layer a small piece of Apricot Appeal onto Dusty Durango and a larger piece of Crumb Cake onto Dusty Durango as well for the vertical piece of the sketch.  Add the ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon along with the Pearls.

Ink the Paisley Background stamp using Dusty Durango Classic Ink and stamp this image onto Blush Blossom cardstock.  Cut the flower using the Blossom Punch from the stamped piece of Blush Blossom and another flower from Dusty Durango cardstock.  Cut the Dusty Durango flower into pieces (each petal towards the center) and mount the Dusty Durango behind the flower petals of the stamped flower.

Using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch to cut out the flower center from the embossed Very Vanilla cardstock.  Add the Antique Brad to complete the flower.

Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Dusty Durango cardstock.  Add the stamped sentiment with the lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and leaves to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, Paisley Print (background)

Ink:  Dusty Durango

Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, retired- Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folder,  Punches- Blossom, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) , Antique Brad, Pearls

To create the second card:

Use the Blossom Punch to punch out a flower from the embossed Apricot Appeal (scrap from the first card). Using the medallion circle stamp from Madison Avenue, stamp using Dusty Durango onto Blush Blossom cardstock and punch out using the 1 ¼” Circle Punch. Punch out another circle using the 1 3/8” Dusty Durango cardstock, layer and add the Antique Brad in the center.

With the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss the die cut that the lace was wrapped around in the Artisan Embellishments Kit (love being able to re-purpose items:-)).  Also emboss a piece of Blush Blossom with the Square Lattice EF and a piece of Apricot Appeal Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Fancy Fan EF.

Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon to the embossed layer of Blush Blossom.  Also add the ribbon to the tag along with pieces of the 18” Scalloped Lace from the Artisan Embellishments kit.   Stamp the Tiny Tag sentiment and background, punch out with the Jewelry Tag Punch and attach to the tag using a Vintage Trinket pin.

Layer all of the embossed panels onto the Blush Blossom card front, add the tag and flower to finish off the card.  I need to order some more Pearls to add a few strands of the pearl ropes- what do you think- would pearls make a difference?

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue, Tiny Tags

Ink:  Dusty Durango

Paper: Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango, Apricot Appeal DSP (all retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folders- Fancy Fan, Lacy Brocade,  Square Lattice; Punches- Blossom, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle, Jewelry Tag; Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) and tag die cut, Antique Brad, Vintage Trinkets, 5/8" Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

To create the third card:

With the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Crumb Cake and Dusty Durango cardstock and a piece of retired Apricot Appeal DSP.  Also emboss a piece of Blush Blossom with the Needlepoint Border EF and a piece of Very Vanilla using the Delicate Designs (Lace) EF.

Layer the embossed Dusty Durango cardstock, Blush Blossom embossed panel and Very Vanilla embossed lace panel.  Add the embossed Apricot Appeal DSP layer and add two circles from the Crumb Cake embossed cardstock (using the 2 ½ Circle Punch and layered to form a modified oval).   

Stamp the bee image using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and color using the Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write markers, lightly sponge Crumb Cake ink along the edges.

Cut the stamped image out using the Big Shot™ and the Apothecary Accents Framelits™ die, cutting a second die cut for layering from Dusty Durango cardstock.  Once layered with the Dusty Durango (cut the die cut in half lengthwise to layer), add the Antique Brads, 18” Scalloped Lace from the Artisans Embellishments Kit and center to adhere to the Crumb Cake circle panel.

Add the stamped sentiment, 5/8 “Satin Ribbon bow and pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Nature’s Pace, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake

Paper: Very Vanilla, retired Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango, Apricot Appeal DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folders- Lacy Brocade,  Needlepoint Border, Delicate Designs (Lace) ; Apothecary Accents Framelits™ Die, Sponge Daubers, Punches- 2 ½” Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) , Antique Brads, Pearls, 5/8" Satin Ribbon (from my stash) 

Thanks again for stopping by and if you have the time, let me know which card you prefer (I was surprised that my husband likes card #2 the best- I thought he would choose #3 since it had a bee :-)).

Have a wonderful week stamping and creating- God Bless!


Kara said...

Beautiful cards!! Love all of the texture! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!!

Andrea said...

Amazing cards! Your embossing is beautiful and I LOVE how you used the colours.

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful cards Julie! I love those colours and all of that fabulous texture! The brads and pearls look so lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... such gorgeous cards Julie! love all that embossing and these colours are awesome together!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Linda Callahan said...

These cards are gorgeous! Beautifully details with all of that embossing and lace! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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