Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
So, for the next few days I will be posting a few color challenges that I made, but just didn't post. (I am going to set up all of the posts now, so I know they get done each day!)
The first one was for Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. This is one of my favorite color combos! I love the richness of the colors and the way they work so well together!
For this card, I used the Bouncing brayer technique for the background. Simply load your brayer with ink and then keeping one edge of the brayer in the middle of the card stock, make small movements in a circle all the way around the piece. Reload the brayer with ink as needed until the background is complete. The rest of the card is made using the new hearts framelits and the It's a Wrap - Holidays set from the Holiday Mini.
Monday, January 23, 2012
This week's colors are Garden Green, Pool Party and Chocolate Chip.
I had seen a card on a friend's blog that used the emboss resist technique. So that was my inspiration for this card. I used a piece of Whisper White and stamped the flowers from the Inspired by Nature stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink. I also used my marker over the image to make it darker. Next, I stamped the grass in Versamark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Finally, I sponged on the Pool Party and Garden Green ink over the entire piece. I also sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.
Also, don't forget especially with dark based cards to add some light card stock on the inside. Take a second to make the inside look pretty too! It really makes the card feel complete.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This next card uses Circle Circus and Thank you Kindly stamp sets. I also used some Wisteria Wonder bakers twine, Filigree brads and Ice circle brads. For this card I also used a sketch from my Stampin' Success, Demonstrator magazine. In the sketch there was another strip of paper going down the side. Since I only had 3 colors to work with, I used the small circle stamp to create the extra strip.
I have to say that I had some difficulty sticking with these colors. I really wanted some Whisper White or something. The Sahara was tough for me. However, that is what I love about these color challenges. They really make me go out of my comfort zone.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This one uses the Sale-a-bration set called "sprinkled expressions". I also ran the top panel through the Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder.