In Stamping Mode

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kwerner's 50th Color Challenge!

And let me tell you...girlfriend is celebrating the 50th challenge BIG!!! I adore her color challenges, but haven't had a chance recently to play. On 2nd thought...I haven't had a chance to do much stamping at all lately!! *sigh* Anywho, this color challenge was a doozy. I was almost to the point of slapping the ink pads to my forehead and then rolling it over cardstock. LOL! So here are the colors.


Pretty, I know! Getting them to look pretty on paper....MAJOR mental block for me. I finally came up with a clean and simple style using Inque Boutique's French Quarter stamp set that I just HAD to have months ago.


All five colors are represented...no more, no less! And my latest commitment is to make matching envelopes. I'm on a quest to sell my cards, and I think a matching envelope just makes the card more "polished." Yes?? Want to buy?? YES!! :) Feel free to email me or leave a comment and we can work this sale out! LOL!

I stamped the the circular flourishes with chocolate chip craft ink on chocolate chip cardstock and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I wanted just a hint of color on the chocolate, so I placed the tiny turquoise rhinestones (Amuse microdots) on each of the flower ends. I then used my Lots of Tags die from Stampin' Up on whisper white cardstock and then stamped the matching flower with both Real Red and Summer Sun marker. I added a large yellow rhinestone to the center of the flowers. I adhered the tag onto Tempting Turquoise cardstock and then cut out the border "free-handed" style.

In Stamping Mode Supplies (all supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Stamps: French Quarter by Inque Boutique, Fancy Flexible Phrases by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Brown
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Amuse microdots rhinestones, misc. yellow rhinestones, Lots of Tags die

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

super cute Sauls. I love the simplicity of your cards and once again you have inspired me to...SHOP!

Savitri said...

Very beautiful card!!! I love the design!!!

~amy~ said...

Wowza...that stamp set is gorgeous...your card is perfect-o!

Anki said...

I think you did well. Hope the ink from your forehead is gone ;-)) Kram - Anki

Burnin' Rubber said...

Gorgeous as usual!! I would bet even if you inked up your forehead, you would still come up with something awesome!

Andrea said...

Yummy turquoise and chocolate!! Beautiful card!

Valerie Durham said...

I declare - EVERYTHING you make is beautiful and elegant! I love how the envelope ties right into the card. What is not to love about it? Gorgeous!

Liz said...

ooh!!! What a beautiful card... I'm trying to do one for the colour challenge too, and love the way you used the colours!

Dawn Easton said...

This is gorgeous! I love the added bling and your decorated envelope is a wonderful idea, it's something I never do either but wish I did ;)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this is gorgeous I just love the offset embossing. I made a purse and so wished I had done a card instead LOL! have a great day. Hugs~Donna

Lynn said...

Beautiful card Melissa! You rocked the color challenge, your stamps with these colors and the touch of bling are fantastic!

Kathy said...

Oh Man! How beautiful is this? Very stunning use of this stamp set.

Terri E. said...

Fun bling! Fabulous job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Busym1 said...

Love the colors! It's beautiful! hugs, michelle

Ashley C. Newell said...

Beautiful design! Love that Inque Boutique stamp!

Amy said...

Gorgeous! The detail on your sentiment tag is so beautiful.

Moon said...

Hey there! I may be interested in purchasing some cards. E-mail me at Moondaughter1@hotmail.com and let me know how much you sell individual cards made with SU only product for.

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