Can you believe Christmas has passed and the new year is almost here?  How long will it take everyone to remember to write 2011 instead of 2010?   I’m excited for January to get here because I’m excited to be attending the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference!  Not much longer now…… but lets move on to the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge – this is #16. Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   This is the inspiration that Gretchen gave us this week –

So this made me think of Valentine’s Day and Chocolates.  I even thought about just creating a box that looked like the cake in the picture.  But I still had my Paper Crafts magazine lying on my craft room table and there was a card sketch in there that I wanted to try – so that is what I ended up with – actually a birthday card in these colors.  Real Red, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride.  Here it is:

I used several designs of Designer Series Paper – Love Patterns pack (the special right now) – In-Color Hostess Paper Pack – Neutrals Patterns Paper Stack  – I didn’t have any Regal Rose designer paper so I used card stock to add the Regal Rose to the card.  The triangles are very easy to make – I used the large Star punch – and cut off two points on either side of the point I kept – the other end which then has a notch in it from the remaining two points was tucked under the card stock.  I tucked them all under different amounts so they appear to be different sizes but they are really all the same.

My card base is actually the Soft Suede but I cut the front short to be only 1-1/2″ and then added the points and then a Whisper White front panel to complete the front of the card.  A Real Red piece of the Love Patterns Designer paper, punched with the Scallop edge border punch was added to the left size.  And the stamp is from Afterthoughts stamp set – a Level 1 Hostess set.

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: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Regal Rose
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Stamp sets: Afterthoughts (Hostess Level 1)
  • Accessories: Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (Filled with Love promotion), In Color Designer Series paper pack (Hostess Level 1), Neutrals Patterns Designer Series paper stack, Scallop Edge Border punch, Star punch

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