Today is another Utah Diva’s Color Challenge – We are on week #14 click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge. Here is our inspiration for this week:

I just received a new issue of Paper Crafts magazine.  And one of the articles in there was that “gray” was the new black.  They used gray, white and yellow for several examples in the article.  So I decided to use one of those ideas for this color challenge.  Another thing that I just got was my pre-order items for the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion (starting late January) and the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog (starting January 4th).  It’s like an early Christmas present getting to open that box and see all the new products that are inside.  It was hard to decide what to get and what to wait on.  I tried hard to be good.  I’ll probably go back and get some more though – just too much fun stuff to choose from it’s hard to stop!

Are you ready to see my creation using the colors for today’s color challenge – Old Olive, Basic Black, So Saffron and Very Vanilla – AND a sneak peek for a new Sale-A-Bration stamp set?

The stamp set that I used on this card will be in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion – it is called Punch Bunch and you’ll be able to earn it FREE beginning on January 25, 2011.  My picture doesn’t quite show the So Saffron card base very well.  It was snowing this weekend when I took this picture so the light was reflecting funny.  This card made me think of spring – I’m already looking forward to spring and it isn’t even officially winter yet!

This card is a finished 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square card – the base is So Saffron, then a layer of Very Vanilla and then a layer of Basic Black that was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.

The stamped image was stamped twice – once in Old Olive and punched out with the Scallop Circle punch and then once in So Saffron – this one I cut out the flowers to add on top of the first one.  A little brad is in the center of the flower.  I just love our stamp sets that coordinate with our punches – I seem to gravitate to those first when I see them in our catalogs.

I hope you like this little sneak peek.  Now it is your turn to play with these colors – then go to the UDI blog and add your creation to the linky section.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron
  • Stamp sets: Punch Bunch (SAB 2011)
  • Accessories: Old Olive Satin ribbon, Subtles Brads, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Exra-Large Punch, 1/16″ handheld punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

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