Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Funky Fall Hi


This is my entry for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration challenge #23. These are the colors we were assigned to work with: Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Old Olive.

A challenge this was! I love these colors together, but to put a card together using all five was a bit more difficult than I thought! I knew I wanted to use the new set Say it With Scallops, with the new square scallop punch. First, I stamped the image I chose (I affectionately refer to it as the Lollipop Hi stamp) in Old Olive and punched it out with the coordinating square scallop punch. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I layered the punched image on to a So Saffron square and then a Pumpkin Pie square.



Now, how to add the Bravo Burgundy? I decided on a rectangular piece with a scallop edge on the bottom would do. I also stamped the Bravo Burgundy panel with the Canvas background stamp. Next, I added a piece of Old Olive poly-twill ribbon from last spring's mini catalog. I decided the piece needed a little more Bravo Burgundy to round things out, so I stamped the Lollipop Hi in Bravo Burgundy and used my 1/2" circle punch to punch out the "hi." I popped this up on the Old Olive image, using dimensionals.

I put the whole thing together on a 3"x6" Pumpkin Pie card, stamped with the Polka Dots background stamp.

I'm not sure this is one of my all-time faves, but I'm glad that I at least attempted the color challenge. I've had to sit the last couple out because of my surgery. Now I'm back in the game! :)
Stamps: Say it with Scallops, Canvas, Polka Dots
Paper: Pumpking Pie, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Old Olive poly-twill ribbon, scallop edge punch, square scallop punch, 1/2" circle punch

17 comments:

Karla said...

Jen this is super dupper cute!!!! I love it!!! how simple and elegant!! love it!

Savitri said...

I agree, super duper uber cute!! I love the size of your card!! I hardly do one like this!

Kadee said...

This is really awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Schafer said...

cute, cute:)

chloe said...

LOVE THIS! The card size is perfection for this lay-out!!

Monica Dotson said...

I love it!

Shawntel said...

This is a great card! I hope you make the top 10! I like how simple it is and how well you displayed the colors!

Shelly Koskinen said...

I love your card! Very cute!

chloe said...

CONGRATS ON MAKING TOP TEN!!

Jenn Greeley said...

Fab card...very very cute!

Kari said...

Super cute card! I love the scallops!!! Great use of the colors too!

Mae Collins said...

Lovely card, love the layers and scalloped edges. Congrats on top 15! TFS

Dallas said...

super cute card! congrats on the top 15!

Brycia said...

Really like the way you combined the colors! I'll be making a copy of this one to show this cute set!

april said...

this is wonderful! love that you posted directions, too! thanks for sharing! :)

zukesgirl said...

LOVE that -- beautiful
Tracy

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute. I love how you popped up the word "hi"! So clever & simple!
LeAnne