Thursday, September 2, 2010


Color Challenge!!!

This card was created for the Color Challenge on Stampin' Connection. Here are the challenge colors: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, Basic Grey, and Old Olive.

Stamps: Elements of Style, Heard From the Heart
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Basic Grey, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, Extra Large Flower Punch, Jewel Accents Basic Pearls, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Die, Brayer

The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Melon Mambo cardstock that was scored at 4 1/4". The card front was run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Die. I used the Brayer with Melon Mambo ink and inked up the texture on the card front. This makes the texture stand out more.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 1/2" x 5". The swirls from Elements of Style were stamped all over the Whisper White cardstock in Basic Grey ink. The edges of the panel were sponged in Old Olive ink. This was adhered to a 2 5/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Basic Grey cardstock. The sentiment from Elements of Style was stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Pretty In Pink cardstock and punched out with the Designer Label  punch. This punched sentiment was attached to the panel with the frame and brads from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit. The panels were then adhered to the card front.

I stamped the image from Heard From the Heart in Melon Mambo ink on a scrap of Pretty In Pink cardstock and punched it out with the Extra Large Flower punch. I also punched out an Old Olive flower with the Extra Large Flower punch. The two flowers were adhered together. Some Jewel Accents Basic Pearls were added to the center and points on the stamped image and the flower was adhered to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I hope this has inspired you to play with some interesting color combinations! I would love to see your creations, please post a link in the comments section if you played along! Come back tomorrow to see another challenge card! Have fun stamping!