Sunday, January 31, 2010

DCBD #162 & Stamping 411 #136

Good Morning! I wanted to enter a few challenges this weekend, so what better way than to combine them. Diva Coffee Break Design #162 is having a color challenge (chocolate chip, taken with teal, regal rose, and old olive). Stamping 411 #136 is having a lay out challenge. Both of these websites only use Stampin' Up! products. So, that is the reason that I combined these two challenges.
I used Chocolate Chip card stock as my card base. I used an old retired background stamp to give the card an illusion of texture: Aida Cloth. I inked the background stamp with chocolate chip classic ink. I inked the large image from fresh cuts stamp set in chocolate chip classic ink, stamping it onto very vanilla card stock. I then trimmed it super close, I didn't want any very vanilla border. I matted that stamped piece onto old olive card stock, and matted that piece onto taken with teal card stock. I wanted the completed matted piece to have some height off the card, so I achieved that with dimensionals. I had a scrap piece of regal rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon that needed to be used. I wanted the ribbon to have a bit of character and not just lay on the paper. So, I gave it a fold, and used a large flower brad from the very vanilla hardware kit to hold the ribbon in place, and to give it a bit of pizazz! I stamped a greeting from the fresh cuts stamp set in chocolate chip classic ink, onto a scrap piece of very vanilla card stock and used the small oval punch to make my tag. I put dimensionals on the back of the tag. And thats my card!
Thank you for looking, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

10 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Stunning and simple. Great design elements and colors! Thanks so much for playing along!

Tammy said...

Nice card, Sharon!! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!!

Lynette said...

I loved the Aida I do counted cross stitch & have a lot of scraps now I know how use them up. The colors in this card are beautiful.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Just striking and beautiful! Adding the pink just made everything else pop!

Robin Merriman said...

Very, very pretty - love the color combo you used! Thanks for playing along this week and happy birthday!

Kristin said...

Very pretty! I like how you got the rose color in there!

Donna said...

Such a pretty card! I love the color combo.

rubberstampinzone said...

your card is beautiful. I especially love how you've incorporated the regal rose ribbon. The color combo is perfect and so is your card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!

Connie said...

Great card...thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!