Thursday, September 20, 2007

Another color challenge card, for Victoria!

German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin sehr faul heute. - I've been very lazy today. Well...I guess that's true so far since I've just been sitting here quickly scanning my google reader before I go get some cleaning done!

Today's card was actually made yesterday with the color challenge for Victoria. You can read more about her here on Courtney's blog...and even enter to win blog candy by sending her a card both from Courtney and on Beate's blog!

I really liked this color combo, and since I had just received a package from my parents with last months Papertrey Ink order, I NEEDED to use those stamps!! And I have to say, this may be the first time I've EVER stamped a card and mailed it in the same day!!!

The card itself is pretty self explanatory...I sponged all pieces (a first for me!) and used only the 3 colors of ink, and the 3 colors of cs, plus naturals white. I stamped off once for the solid bloom image, and I outlined the leaves with the chocolate chip ink since the River Rock was too light to stamp off for the inside of the leaves. I LOVE this flower center stamp...and I think the chocolate goes so perfectly with the rust!!

I used my photo corner punch to make the really rust ribbon ends. Just use any punch with a right angle to cut a triangle out of your strip of paper. Turns out much better than trying to cut freehand...at least for me!! I loved using the photo corner punch for the first time...finally! I sponged that too...then did the faux stitching, then even added brads. I think I have a new favorite punch. Well, at least until I get a chance to really plan with my scallop punch!

Lastly, I finished up the card by stamping the "Make a Wish" sentiment from GinaK's Make a Wish set. That was also in my package, and I had just finished cutting it out. LOVE it, and can't wait to play with it more!!!

Anyway...guess I better do some cleaning or my stamping budget may get cut! LOL!!

Supplies (all are by SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms by PTI, Make a Wish by GinaK
Paper: Naturals white, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, River Rock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, River Rock
Accessories: photo corner punch, crafter's tool kit, white gel pen, vintage brads, sponge

TFL!
-Jana

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Jana! The background looks great -and everything else too!! Love it!!! Ok, cleaning??? who does that anymore :) (I promise I will before you can come here! LOL!!)

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  2. WOW, Jana! This is really beautiful! I especially like the way you cut the ribbon!

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  3. Great Card again Jana! I will send her out a card also. Your card has given me a great idea.
    Stampin' Hugs, Sher

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  4. Beautiful Jana! I'm hesitant about River Rock, but you really rock it girl! (I'm so clever I crack myself up!) Mary aka Queeniebella

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  5. Love this card Jana, the color combo is fabulous!
    I have this set and have yet to use it, you have just inspired me!

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  6. Love the card! I am sure it will brighten Victoria's day! Thank you so much!

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