Apr 21 2009

Nice and BRIGHT!

It is supposed to be gloomy and rainy here the next couple days and definitely cooler (although right now it is just a little cloudy), so I thought I’d share a nice, BRIGHT card with you today!  Only a little stamping on this one, but all the materials are Stampin’ Up!  Lisa, Mary and I did a couple challenges last Friday and this one was to use the colors Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip for a challenge over on Stamp Addicts! 

I started with a card base of Tangerine Tango.  Then I ran a layer of Summer Sun thru my Big Shot with the Texturz Kit #4 plate.  I added some depth of color by rubbing my Summer Sun ink pad over the ridges of the checked pattern.  Then I took a 4×4 square of Tangerine Tango and cut it in half diagonally.  I also ran it thru the Big Shot with the same Texturz plate and rubbed Tangerine Tango ink over the ridges of the checked pattern.  Before I adhered it down to the Summer Sun, I cut a slit about 3/4 from the top left edge and folded the edges down.  Then I cut a 3/4 inch square of Chocolate Chip and adhered it over the folded edges…securing them with white brads.  (I made the white brads by inking up Silver ones with White Craft and embossing them with White Embossing Powder). 

I used my Boho Blossoms punch for the flowers and punched two of each type and placed them together with Summer Sun mini brads in the center (again, I used gold mini brads, Summer Sun Craft Ink and Clear embossing powder to change the color of the mini brads).  I cut a couple of small slivers of Chocolate Chip for the stems and cut some 1/4 Chocolate Chip grosgrain in half lengthwise to make the "leaves".  I would have made these some shade of green, but I was limited with my color selection.  Finally I stamped Hello from Fundamental Phrases and punched it with my Curly Label punch.  It is tucked under the Tangerine Tango layer so it looks like a levi tag!  I also use my Chocolate Chip marker to add some stitch marks around the perimeter of the card.

Does it cheer you up?  Have a great day!

Set:  Fundamental Phrases
C/S:  Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Inks:  Chocolate Chip Classic and marker
Other:  Boho Blossom punch, Curly Label punch, mini brads, Texturz Kit 4 plates


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May 7, 2009 - 12:05:33

Such a cute card… it really does brighten up gloomy days! 🙂