Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge #33

Challenge time! Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge this week was too good to pass up. Should I have been doing dishes? Mmmmmm, maybe. Should I have been prepping for my 10 Cards for $10 class this weekend? Probably..but I couldn't help myself! I want to dedicate this card to my husband, who's been out of town this week, and who I am missing something terrible. I'm actually amazed that I found the time to do this, what with being a single mom this week! Anyway, on to the challenge... These are the colors that were included:

One thing I love about doing these challenges is that Kristina tends to put colors together that I would NEVER think of! Yet, I *love* how this card turned out!

I really wanted to use this new set (called Love You Much), which will be available for purchase in a bundle beginning December 23rd. I just got it yesterday and I was able to mount it during a very brief quiet time this afternoon. I think these little birds are adorable and thought they would fit nicely with the color scheme.

I stamped the birds with Basic Brown ink and colored them in using my Aqua Painter and my Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery ink pads. I used my Pumpkin Pie marker for the beaks and used my new Heart to Heart punch (also part of the Love You Much bundle) to punch the little heart out of designer paper. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the little cuties.

Next, I used my Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 die to cut the Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery circles and added some paper piercing to the larger scallop circle. I also added a rub-on from the Chit Chat rub-on sheet (tip: I cut the phrase in half to make it fit in the space). I stamped my Polka Dot background stamp with Taken with Teal ink on the card base and tied everything together with the Chocolate Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking! I'd love to hear what you think. :)

Stamps: Love You Much, Polka Dot
Paper: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Frosty Day dsp
Ink: Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Chocolate Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon


chocolate hug said...

Weren't these colours fun? I like the little heart, what a fun touch!

Leonie said...

Oh, such a cute card :)

Dori Shelton said...

Sweet and simple. Nicely done!

Sarah said...

OH this is SUCH a sweet card! I really love it!
If i saw it in a shop I would buy it!!
Sure to be in the round up! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

aaaaah...polka favorite! CUTE CARD!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Love your layout. It is so cute. I'm sure your husband will love it.

amandarae said...

i LOVE this card. Its so simple but so much to look at. Really did a great job here!!

Anonymous said...

I love the layout of your card and the paper piercing around the big scallop circle!