Oh my goodness – I knew I was forgetting something yesterday but couldn’t figure out what it was. It just hit me! I needed to write my blog post for today for the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge. Oops! I’m here now. So on to today’s challenge……
This weeks color combo was a more neutral muted combination of colors. While our inspiration picture was a purse with flowers I decided to go a different route – and ended up with something probably more suited for a boy. Here is the inspiration picture:
Click on this link to go to the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog. There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.
And here is the card I created based on a sketch and card idea from a paper craft magazine.
It isn’t one of my favorites but it includes all the colors for this challenge. The base of the card is Soft Suede, then I have a layer of Basic Black. On each end of the black is a strip of Pear Pizzazz that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder – I also punched out a notch – I was sure I had them lined up because I punched them a the same time but it turns out I had one flipped the wrong way and I wasn’t quite in the center – although I did try to measure for the center. So I’m not really happy with it.
The Wish Big is from the Word Play stamp set that is on sale this month – so if you want this set make sure to buy it now. I stamped it on the black with Versa Mark ink and covered it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it. In the two notched out areas I added White Jumbo brads and then on the brad I stamped with Jet Black stazon the little star from Itty Bitty Bits (I think that is what it is called – I need to double check). Then I punched large stars from Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron – two of each and they are stacked with dimensionals in between – so there is dimension to this card that you can’t see in this photo. It makes a good boy card and isn’t everyone always looking for boy cards?
So there you have it – my color challenge card for the week. Take a minute to visit the UDI site and play along with us this week.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- Card stock: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White
- Ink: VersaMark, Jet Black StazOn
- Stamp sets: Word Play, Itty Bitty Bits (I had it right)
- Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Jumbo Brads, Star Punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.