Thursday, December 30, 2010

Color Inspiration #147

Hello stampers! It seems like forever since I've put together springy colors for a color challenge.

So, this week I am going to do just that! Now that Christmas has passed, I've been having so much fun playing with my floral stamps again. They truly are my favorite!!!! This week's colors just scream floral to me!!!!

While I was in a creating mood, I also re-designed a new Color Inspiration graphic. My husband gifted me with a brand new Macbook Pro. It's been quite comical learning all the intricacies of the Mac as I've been a PC user all of my adult life. As all my 411 files are on the old Dell, the new Mac allowed me to make this pretty graphic using My Digital Studio.

I also get to show you a sneak peek of a few products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love sneak peeks.....don't you?

This card all started with my Rose Red base card.

I added a layer of Wild Wasabi striped patterned paper. It comes from the Brights Patterns dsp stack.

To cover the seam, I used my Scallop Edge border punch along the bottom edge of a strip of So Saffron cardstock.

Now onto my focal uses a brand new two step stamp set called Baby Blossoms. I used only three colors of ink on this image: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. To achieve the different layers of color, all you need to do is use the Stamping Off technique.

For example, for the roses.......I inked the bolder rose image with Rose Red ink and stamped off once onto some scrap paper. Then stamp onto the Whisper White focal image. Then I added the more detailed part of the rose....this time stamped full strength with Rose Red ink. For some of the leaves, they are stamped off twice. This gives a real shadowy look!

Can you spot something else new? The two "buttons" in the lower right corner are made of paper. I cut them using the new Sweet Buttons embosslit and my Big Shot. Once they were cut, I sponged the edges with So Saffron ink and adhered them to my card. I then added some Crystal Effects to make them shiny.....just like real buttons! Love this.....the button look without the button bulk!! Woo hoo!

Well....I had a blast playing with my new toys!!!! What would you make with these colors? If you make a project, we'd love to see it!! Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post to link your project's web address to our blog!!!

Card Recipe
stamps: Baby Blossoms (available Jan 4th), Thank You Kindly
paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, Basic Black, Subtles Patterns dsp stack
ink: Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
accessories: Wide Oval punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Big Shot, Sweet Buttons embosslit (available Jan 4th), Crystal Effects


  1. I missed the sketch challenge, but wanted to leave a link here......

  2. Thanks for the great colours - loved them