Saturday, November 29, 2008

...Can't Get Enough

What is it that I can't get enough of, you ask? Well, the answer is pretty simple...I can't get enough of challenging color combinations, and the stamp set "Punch Pals"! I always like a bit of a challenge when it comes to creating a card, and this one was no different. I used Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy, and Summer Sun as the combination for this card. I wasn't quite sure how it would work out, but I am very pleased with the result!

I started with a Brocade Blue Cardstock base, and matted each of the additional layers with Bravo Burgundy Cardstock. The first layer up from the card base was Summer Sun Cardstock that was stamped with the sentiment block in More Mustard Classic Ink to create my very own designer paper. The blue layer was Brocade Blue Cardstock that was stamped with the "Canvas" background stamp in Brocade Blue Classic Ink. The edges were also pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, and a piece of 1/2" Marigold Grosgrain Ribbon (non-SU!) was tied around the center of the panel. I created a faux brad treatment in the three exposed corners on the blue panel by punching 1/4" Summer Sun Cardstock circles out with the 1/4" Circle Punch, then placed a Black KaiserScrapbook Rhinestone in the center. The faux brads were held in place using a Mini Glue Dot in the center of each.

The focal panel was given a little bit of a twist by creating a spiral notebook effect to the burgundy mat using the Spiral Punch. The snowflakes were stamped in Ballet Blue Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. The snowman, penguin, and presents were stamped with Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto Watercolor Paper, then they were watercolored using an Aquapainter and the following Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Ruby Red. They were cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then attached to the white panel using Dimensionals. The circle sentiment was stamped on each of the three different colors of cardstock in their corresponding colors. The burgundy piece was punched out using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, the blue one was punched out using the 3/4" Circle Punch, and the yellow one was punched out using the 1/2" Circle Punch. Each layer was built up using a Dimensional, and another black rhinestone was added to the center of the top circle. The completed circle panel was attached to the card using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by again today, and I hope to see you all tomorrow with one of my cards for my upcoming clubs. Until then...


Clearly Inspired said...

Love all the layers! This card is awesome!

Nancy Riley said...

Oh boy, you sure know how to make unusual color combinations look natural! LOVE this!