Monday, July 20, 2009

Scarlet Thanks

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Here’s my card for Dawn’s latest color challenge. I thought these colors were a tricky combination, but I think I got them to work.

I ended up using a clean and simple design to incorporate all of the colors. I stamped one of the images from Papertrey Ink’s Shapes by Design on a piece of Raspberry Fizz repeatedly in matching ink to create a patterned paper panel. I really like the kind of retro, graphic look of this pattern. I added a strip of celery cardstock, punched with the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, across the stamped panel. A piece of Scarlet Jewel ribbon runs along the top of the celery piece.

I used the line formed by the ribbon as a baseline for my sentiment. The long thank you sentiment from Around & About Sentiments is stamped in Cranberry Crisp ink. I forgot to add the Scarlet Jewel ink to my PTI order last month, so this worked okay as a substitute (my Scarlet Jewel ink should arrive soon . . .). I layered the panel on a Scarlet Jewel card base to complete the card.

Materials Used:
Shapes by Design and Around & About Sentiments stamp sets, Raspberry Fizz Palette ink, Raspberry Fizz and Scarlet Jewel cardstock, Scarlet Jewel grosgrain ribbon, Scarlet Jewel button, twine (Papertrey Ink); Cranberry Crisp Classic ink, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)

12 comments:

  1. This is so stinking sleek and wonderful! I don't have that set yet, but it is on my ever growing list. Great job on the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  2. You did a terrific job combining the colors. LOVE your card!

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  3. Love the ribbon and button...great use of the colours this week :)

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  4. Very pretty card, really like the simplicity of it and the background you created.

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  5. such a striking card..love it!

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  6. Wow...that scarlet really makes a statement. Great job with these colors!...and congrats on being in Dawn's spotlight!

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  7. great card...i love the "retro" background as well!

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  8. Very cute! Congrats on to pick! :)

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  9. What an elegant card! Congratulations on being in Dawn's Spotlight! Wahoo!

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  10. Cindy HolshouserJuly 23, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    I love the simplicity of this beauty. Congratulations!

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