Thursday, October 21, 2010

Goin' for a Wild Ride

As I was working on some thank you cards for my customers, I asked my husband Dennis to pick the colors for this week's color challenge. I handed him the Color Coach and told him to have fun.

Do you know what he came up with? Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.

After asking him to repeat himself, I just looked at him dumbfounded. He asked if I wanted him to pick out something else, but I couldn't say no to a real challenge.

So, I grabbed a chair and parked it in front of my stamp set cabinet. There I pondered all the possibilities.

I only needed to get to the E's (my stamp sets are stored alphabetically) before my inspiration hit.

Extreme Elements and Extreme Guitar are just what I needed to pull this color combo off!

My base card is Pacific Point cardstock (4 1/4" x 11"), folded in half.

Layer #2 is Whisper White. It's been stamped with various stamps from Extreme Elements using Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point ink. The edges are sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. This layer is matted on some Basic Black cardstock.

Layer #3 is Pumpkin Pie cardstock that has been stamped with Extreme Guitar using Basic Black Craft ink. I sprinkled on some Black embossing powder and heated it 'til melted. I also sponged this layer with Pumpkin Pie ink. This layer is matted with some Basic Black cardstock. A few rhinestones in the upper left and lower right corners add some rockin' bling!

At the bottom of the card I added a strip of Melon Mambo cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (from All Holidays) using Basic Black ink.

All that's left is the 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta ribbon covering the top seam of the Melon Mambo layer.

When I finished my card, I handed it over to Dennis. He LOVED it!!! I'm not so sure he thought I could pull that color combo off! It is a doozie!!!!

Well, my friends, I challenge YOU to play with Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. Make sure to link your project to this post using the Linky Tool at the bottom!!!!

Have fun!!!!!!

Card Recipe

stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, All Holidays
paper: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
accessories: Black embossing powder, heat gun, Basic Rhinestone, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta

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  1. WOW that is an EXTREME combo! Great Job on using these colors Patti!

  2. Dennis has found a second calling - love that combo and love how you used it! Way cool!

  3. Why didn't I think of that?? lol Thanks for the tip using a paper and clear block to transfer your inked background stamp image into your paper/cardstock! I have been using my fingers all these years and now, using paper with a block will be waaaay less messy! :)