Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chocolate Friend

The very talented Dawn McVey has started a color challenge on her blog. She uses such fabulous color combos that I had to play along. I'm also hoping that by using her color choices for inspiration, some of her talent may rub off on me--LOL!

Here's my card for her first challenge. I used Papertrey Ink's Friends 'Til the End set for this one. The card came together easily in less than 20 minutes using this week's sketch challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You. I really like their sketches. My versions always end up with a much cleaner and simpler look than the fabulous examples they share on the site and I think I'm finally okay with that. It's just more my style to do something clean and simple!

I stamped the smaller flower image in white craft ink on the new Hibiscus Burst cardstock, then covered the images with white embossing powder and heat embossed them. I layered the embossed panel on a slightly larger piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock with a scalloped edge.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of So Saffron cardstock in Hibiscus Burst ink to match the image panel. I paper pierced underneath the "friend" sentiment, then added a matching pink button to the left side of the panel. A pink satin ribbon tab tucked under the button finishes the design.

Materials Used:
Friends 'Til the End stamp set, Hibiscus Burst Palette ink, Hibiscus Burst and Dark Chocolate cardstock, Hibiscus Burst button, Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); White Craft ink, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Winter White embossing powder, scallop edge punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool (Stampin' Up!); twine (Walmart)


  1. Loving this card! That color combo is fab, and I love how you stamped the flowers in white - very nice touch!

  2. Colors are fabulous, and I love the white flowers!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. I love how you used the colors.

  4. This is beautiful Lori!! Love the color combo too!

  5. Great job. I really like the scalloped edge border. Wonderful job on the color sketch.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  6. pretty card and great colours

  7. Oh, this is awesome! I LOVE your style: clean and simple! Just pretty and the color combo is awesome!!


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