Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Dare!

It's Color Dare time again. I must admit that certain color combos have made me cringe, and others have instantly inspired a certain idea for a stamp to use. This week was one of those easy weeks. The challenge was to use Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Gable Green. After looking through a few stamp sets, I knew exactly which one I wanted to use!

Variety brings so much interest to stamping...I find it really fun to sometimes make a clean and simple design, and another time to create something fancy and frilly and frou frou. Today's card is one of those quick, easy designs. I stamped the image (SU's retired hostess set, A Little Bit of Happiness) using Palette Noir ink, then colored it in using prisma color pencils and baby oil. It took a little layering of colors to get a match for these colors of cardstock. I really wanted to use my Martha Stewart doily-lace edge punch, but it won't punch through card stock any more, so I grabbed SU's scallop punch instead. This is one design that I think I will use over and over again...it is quick, easy, and yet still pretty. I hope you like it!

11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Deb! I love your stamp choice. Perfect with these colors!

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  2. You made a lovely card using these colors. I also have trouble with some combos but to see this card, WOW! it's great!

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  3. Love the colors. Both cards are wonderful.

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  4. So very pretty!! I love your colors!! Very elegant!! TFS

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  5. It's a gorgeous card and the colours go really well together. Great stamp too.

    Linda x

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  6. Deb, Those colors look really great together! Your card turned out very pretty!

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  7. Deb your card is beautiful! I love the image, simplicity and clean lines of it. Just gorgeous!!

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  8. Deb these colors are gorgeous! Beautiful card girl!

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  9. Beautiful!! I agree - this is a wonderful color combo, and I just love your layout and stamp choice on this!

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  10. So pretty Deb!! Love what you did with the colors!! Great layout too!

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