Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chic Challenges CC-02

Welcome to my Chic Challenges card post for challenge CC-02. Our second challenge used the sketch below:

I had a lot of fun with this sketch. It was interesting figuring out how to make my big Hello, Hello stamp fit without overpowering the rest of the card. I had to trim my stamped image down fairly close to the edges to make it work. I then decided to round two of the corners to give it a little bit of needed flair.

If ya can't tell, I am really in love with the Print Poetry DSP stack from the Spring Catalog. I just keep finding neat things to do with it. In this card, I deviated from the Print Poetry DSP color palette ever so slightly - using Old Olive and So Saffron instead of Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit. Don't get me wrong, I really love the new in-colors - but I like to mix it up a bit and work with varying tones. This is one way to do that - another way is to stamp off first using the primary color - which also gives it a tonal effect. So Saffron allows the Summer Starfruit within the DSP strip to stand out a bit.

Products Used:

  • Hello, Hello Single Stamp #132675
  • Old Olive Card Stock #100702
  • So Saffron Card Stock #105118
  • Midnight Muse Card Stock #126843
  • Whisper White Card Stock  #100730
  • Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Marker (comes in In-Color Collection #126856)
  • So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (comes in Subtles Collection #119700)
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker #100079
  • Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
  • Glue Dots #103683
  • Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
  • SNAIL Adhesive #104332
  • Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder #119871
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439

Hope you enjoy the sketch and I can't wait to see everyone else's unique ideas!

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  1. Very pretty card! Print Poetry is my all time favorite as well.

  2. Wonderful job, Wanda! You are very talented!!

  3. I love your card Wanda! Good call on the color change...very pretty!

  4. Well done - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!