Thursday, May 24, 2007

Color Challenge card

images (c) Stampin' Up!, 1990-2007


Vintage Violet. It's a nice color, and when it came out I rushed off to purchase the inkpad and cardstock right away. Then it SAT there. I made one or two cards with it and never touched it again. So sad to let a perfectly good color of anything sit untouched....

...and then came the SCS challenge 115. Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive. Now THAT sounded nice, so I gave it a whirl and I love it!!!!

Actually, this is the first time I've touched this hostess set, too, so today's creation was all about trying something new!

The way I did this butterfly was a bit of a different take on the rock and roll technique. If you blend green and purple too much, it ends up looking sorta brownish-black. SO, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp first in Certainly Celery (stamping off the edges first), then edging in Vintage Violet. It gives a better color distinction, even if it takes an extra step. Worth the effort, in my eyes.

Now it's your turn to try something new!

Set: Reason to Smile
Colors: Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Other: 1/4" punch, 1/16" punch, slit punch, silver brads, glue dots, dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

4 comments:

scrappintrish said...

Wow, I love this card. The colors are beautiful and I love your butterfly.

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and scallops!

Yvette said...

Love the scalloped edge and the colors are really pretty together.

CAKVD said...

Very cute card! Thanks for telling us how you got the butterfly to look like that. I have the stamp set and haven't used it yet. I think I'll try it now! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD