Friday, June 24, 2011

Ripened Pear

Received this months newsletter from Alison Solven (Canada Inks Up! for SU!) with a new color challenge:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Basic Black.  Three of the four are very dramatic colors so I decided to mute two of them using Crumb Cake.  The background embossed paper is Crumb Cake which has been sponged with Daffodil Delight - I love the color I ended up with!!  And the pear is sponged all over with Crumb Cake ink, then Daffodil Delight ink in the center part of the pear and a little Real Red on the "ripest" part.  So I did manage to cover off all four colors in my card, with just a smidgen of red :)  As usual my style is more often than not, CAS (Clean and Simple).  Hope you like.
"Ripened Pear"

Stamps:  Faith in Nature (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, 5/8" Basic Black satin ribbon, sticky strips and dimensionals
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I used Versarmark for the stamp and then embossed in black.  I lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink on the leaf and the whole pear.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink onto the main part of the pear, just leaving the very outside Crumb Cake.  I sponged a small amount of Real Red ink onto the ball part of the pear, where it would appear to ripen the most.  I love the combination of these colors sponged together!

I sponged a large piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Daffodil Delight ink and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder (and then cut to size).  I used sticky strips to adhere the background embossed paper to the card base of Basic Black.  I added a frame of Basic Black to the main image and added a knot of black satin ribbon around the bottom.  I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the main image with dimensionals for added depth.

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