Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hi. I was happy to be asked by Betty aka gbedwright to make a sample for today's Color Combination Challenge.

I am finding that the Color Challenge is good for me because I tend to use the same colors. I love brights. I tend to stick in that color scheme, my comfort zone. By participating in the color challenge I try colors I never even thought of trying together. Like today's

Ruby Red

Tempting Turquoise

Cameo Coral

Dessert option: Using Ric Rac

This new set from Stampin Up Elements of Style is so pretty. I love it. The stamp does all the work. All you have to do is color it in. Don't have to shade or anything and it looks wonderful.

It is alot simpler than it looks to make. I used my coluzzle template. I first made my card 4 1/2 square then cut my circle leaving some fold at the top.

Next I used a ruler and cut a tiny bit off the bottom to make it flat, so it sits well and doesn't roll. I use the ruler so It is level and not tilted. (I have like a quilting ruler).

I then stamped the flowers how I wanted them knowing I would pop some up so I wanted them to overlap the edge. I did not cut around them. They are chopped off because I stamp after cutting my circle out.

Then I stamped the image on a separate piece of paper and colored and pop up the ones I wanted. (I sponged the popped up flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Die, really makes them pop). I colored the entire image on the circle first. The SU markers did not bleed through so I did not have to worry about that, but alcohol markers will so you'll need to put something under your card front as you work and will need to make a card liner for the inside.

Stamps: Elements Of Style (Stampin Up)
Paper: Cottonball White (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black (from Clear Dollar Stamps), Stampin Up Markers Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Close To Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Accessories: Coluzzle, Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Dimensionals


Crystal said...

Oh WOW Lisa your stamping on this creation is BEAUTIFUL!! I LVOE the circle design card...

Cherie said...

Oh My Gosh! Your card is stunning! I love it! TFS!

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