Sunday, July 13, 2008

Colors to Pretty to Resist

This is a card that I made last week for SCS CC174. When I saw the challenge- Groovy Guava, Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip- I simply could not resist. The DSP, Afternoon Tea, was perfect for this combo and I teamed it up with the beautiful silhouette set, Plant Prints, by Artful Inkables. I love the versatility of this set to use with different techniques and for this particular card I combined both the rock-n-roll technique with a bit of stampin' off. I love Barely Banana but it truly is a very light color so by rolling the already inked stamp in a bit of Groovy Guava the details of the stamp really come through (Barely Banana is, also, a difficult color for me to photograph apparently, the image is a bit bolder IRL.) The background is Barely Banana CS which has been punched with a MS scalloped border punch then adhered to a piece of DSP. The entire panel was embossed via a Cuttlebug folder. I stamped off the images then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and framed it with a metal frame from WRMK. The butterflies are a MS punch, the ribbon is May Arts and the jumbo brads SU. A quick card but I was pleased! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

CC174 recipe:
Stamps: Artful Inkables- Plant Prints
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Gauva, Barely Banana, DSP- Afternoon Tea, Curious Iridescent- Poison Ivy
Ink: Barely Banana, Groovy Gauva, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Martha Steward butterfly and scallop border punches, Nestablities, Cuttlebug, May Arts ribbon, WRMK hardware, SU Jumbo pewter brads


Rose Ann said...

I love these soft colors....they ARE so pretty!! I love your embossing and that cool edge punch. (Need to check that out). Pretty little butterflies too!!

Julia Aston said...

Love how your embossed the combined DP and CS - and the punched edge - wonderful stamp technique on your oval - very pretty!!

smiln60 said...

I may have to scraplift this one. I think it would make a beautiful page for my heritage book.....Inspiration induced by Beth.
Love ya, and get back home!!!

Kristin said...

Wonderful soft colors on this, Beth! Simply beautiful!