Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tami's Color Challenge #4

Tami's color challenge this week is to do a red, white and blue card. I jumped right on that challenge, but then came to a dead stop. What stamps will I use? Can they be colored RW&B? No. Most of my stamps are not geared that way, so I had to be creative.

Then the next problem was, I couldn't find any R&B paper that went together. Sometimes you have a blue-red red and sometimes you have an orange-red. Sometimes the blues are red-blues and sometimes they are green-blues. Arrrrgg!! So I dug into my stashes of paper and found the remnants of a class project I did at the Cottage. The printed cardstock here (the flowers) are from the Heart Throb collection by Bo Bunny. I hope Tami doesn't mind me taking liberty with the blues.

I was dying to use my new 4" daisy QuicKutz punch, so I cut the flowers out of the pieces of Heart Throb paper. For the white background, I used the shrubbery stamp by justjohanna and randomly stamped it on the paper. Then I adhered the flowers. I quickly became aware that this card was not going to be my usual 4.25x5.5 card, so I made it into a 5x7. I matted the shrubbery background with a bit of the turquoise Bo Bunny paper and then adhered it all to a piece of red Prism paper. I trimmed the flowers from the edges of the card, stamped the sentiment (by justjohanna), matted it and then I was done!

Thanks, Tami, for your weekly challenges.

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I made another card for the RW&B Challenge. This one is way simpler, though. I used my CTMH inks to stamp a paisley stamp on white cs, then cut out the daisy shape with the QuicKutz. Cut out another daisy with the blue cardstock. Cut blue rick rack and ran it through my Xyron and attached it. Corners are cut with the SU punch. Red sparkle cardstock and a giant gem for the flower center.


Tami said...

I love your daisy die cuts! The colors are fantastic including the blue you used. Thanks so much for playing in my challenge. You always inspire me.

Julie said...

Nice flowers! I have a hard time believing you couldn't find paper....COME ON... lol

far north said...

Oh Debbie your path in doing this challenge sounds oh so familiar! I agree getting the right combos of supplies was not as easy as it sounds! TFS your experience!