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Tough Color Combo

October 30th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Tough Color Combo

I really had a hard time trying to design a card for Kristina’s latest Color Inspiration challenge (#28). In the end, I pulled out my Always set and a Pumpkie Pie sheet of Sweet Always Designer Series Paper. I stamped the heart images with VersaMark ink on Ruby Red card stock, embossed them with white embossing powder, and cut them out. The large scallop circle was cut with a Sizzix die, and I stamped the branch image along the edge with Sage Shadow ink.

The sentiment from Always in My Thoughts was stamped with Ruby Red ink on Whisper White card stock and punched out with the small oval punch. The mat was punched out of Sage Shadow card stock with the large oval punch, and two Ruby Red brads used as embellishments.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Always, Always in My Thoughts
Paper: Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Sweet Always Designer Series Paper
Ink: Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, VersaMark
Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Earth Elements Brads, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 orneryswife // Oct 30, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Wow. This is a really pretty card! It was too much of a challenge for me–I am in the Christmas card groove and couldn’t seem to come up with anything in that color set.

  • 2 Joni // Oct 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    YOur card is beautiful. Well done.

  • 3 Amy, Ottawa, Canada // Oct 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    This is a so lovely. The embossing is absolutely beautiful.

  • 4 Christina // Oct 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Very pretty card! I think you did a great job! It’s a different color combo than I’m used to, too.

  • 5 Kate B // Oct 30, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Your card is stunning! Love it!

  • 6 Kirsty Brown // Oct 30, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Absolutley beautiful! I love scallops! So well balanced too!

  • 7 Maureen // Oct 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous card! I think it worked out perfectly.

  • 8 Pat (mspfd) // Oct 30, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    This is lovely. Great take on the challenge colors.

  • 9 Sylvia Nelson // Oct 31, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Vera, Great card. I wanted to use this set for the challenge, but was too tired to figure out how. Love it a lot. You visited my blog and commented, thanks. Embrace stamp set is my go to stamp set when I can not figure one out. I can do it in my sleep! LOL! Thanks again.

  • 10 Kerry A // Oct 31, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    You rocked this color challenge! I love the mix of patterns, the scallop edges, and the hearts (gorgeous!).

  • 11 Renee // Oct 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Just beautiful- love it

  • 12 Michelle Yungbauer // Oct 31, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I adore this card! I have the ALWAYS stamp set and need to get the dust off… Thanks for sharing. Smiles! 🙂

  • 13 Andrea R. // Nov 1, 2008 at 1:47 am

    so beautiful.

  • 14 Sari Hänninen // Nov 1, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Wow! U really made it work with the wonderful hearts and papers in different layers… Amazing!

  • 15 Lisa Henke // Nov 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I love how it turned out, that partial scalloped circle is a grea accent.

  • 16 Jackie Pedro // Nov 3, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    You made these colors work beautifully together, Vera! Great card!!!

  • 17 Cindy // Nov 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I think your card ROCKS, Vera! I love the play of patterns and color together.