Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Inspired Sunset

Today's Splitcoaststamper's color challenge is just that ... a challenge.  Three very strong and vibrant colors (Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry).  Hot pink, bright orange and bright purple.  I don't have a couple of the colors, so I used the closest colors I had on hand.  I had fun with the challenge and came up with two completely different types of cards.

Here's a picture and the details of the first card  - finished size is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Hope you like.

"Inspired Sunset"

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature (SU!); Gulls (Stampscapes)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Glossy White (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Speedball rubber brayer, sponge, sticky strips
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I started by brayering Pumpkin Pie ink from the bottom of the page about 1/2 way up the page.  I then brayered Regal Rose from the top down until it met the Pumpkin Pie.  I brayered Rich Razzleberry over top of the Regal Rose, making sure to not completely cover the pink.

I stamped the grass image and gulls in Basic Black ink and then sponged the same ink along the bottom of the card.

I mounted the brayered image onto a frame of Basic Black and then mounted the whole panel onto the card base of Rich Razzleberry.

Here's a picture and the details of the second card  - finished size is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Hope you like.

"Colorful Cakes"

Stamps:  Birthday Bakery, Happy Moments (SU!)
Paper:  Regal Rose, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Versamark, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, sticky strips and dimensionals
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I stamped the cakes in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and clear embossed.  I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the cakes and add the sentiment.

I tied a knot of Pumpkin Pie ribbon around the main image and mounted it onto a frame of Regal Rose cardstock.

I mounted a background of Whisper White cardstock onto the card base of Regal Rose.  I mounted the main image panel onto the card using dimensionals to pop it up and add depth.

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