January 28, 2011

Color Inspiration for Card Makers--Neutrals


Hey there!  Thanks for dropping by tonight.  I can hardly believe it myself, but I have actually completed all of the challenges for the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World!  Tonight I give you my last entry, which is for the Neutrals color challenge.  This card also qualifies for the challenge at Do More With Less to stamp on patterned paper (thanks, Dana!).


I didn't have the Bazzill colors, so I interpreted them as PTI's Vintage Cream and Fine Linen, and SU!'s Basic Gray.

I had to get a little creative with the Basic Gray, since I'm out of this cardstock color and only had some 3/8-inch taffeta ribbon.  I decided to make a little ribbon flower by twisting the ribbon and adhering it to a punched cardstock circle.  I finished it off with a button from my stash and a few leaves punched from Vintage Cream cardstock.  I kind of like it!

The Fine Linen Distressed Dots paper was stamped with one of PTI's Fancy Flourishes and a sentiment from Verve's Dream Big set, then stitched to a Fine Linen cardstock mat.  I added a scattering of pearls on the flourish and a line of pearls under the sentiment, then adhered the panel to a Vintage Cream base.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Fine Linen)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (Distressed Dots)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes), Verve (Dream Big)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Antique Pewter)
Tools:  Martha Stewart (leaf punch)
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (ribbon), Michaels (pearls), Spica glitter pen, button, thread, DMC floss

The final touch for this card was to trace over the sentiment and flourish with a clear Spica glitter pen to give it some subtle sparkle.  You can see just a tiny bit of that in the next photo.


I've had so much fun completing these challenges (you know how much I love a color challenge!).  If you missed the rest of my entries, here are direct links to the other 5.  Which one is your favorite?


Thanks again for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend!

19 comments:

Karen B. said...

Ooh, lovely! (I predict a winner!) This is just absolutely fabulous. The wonderful flourishes draw your eye right to that fantastic flower!

Kay said...

VERY nicely done! You actually made this color combo look GOOD! I love that beautiful ribbon flower, and you can't go wrong with Fancy Flourishes and pearls, right? : )

Jen Carter said...

This is very pretty! I love your ribbon flower and the pearls! The sparkle too is a great touch!

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Christina! You are such a master of CAS. I love that you made that flower! This is such a sweet and elegant card. Congratulations of finishing all of the color challenges! I think I have one more to go...the purple scares the heck out of me! Hahaha!

Marisa said...

Great ribbon flower and that flourish is fabulous. Wonderful use of the colours.

Cassandra said...

This is so elegant!! Love the colours and the flower just sets it all off.

yyam said...

Such a classy and elegant card! Those flourishes and bloom are just divine together! :)

Thank you so much for playing along with my guest Dana's challenge Christina! :)

Jen W. said...

Sorry, Christina, I can't pick a favourite. I love them all! Such a fun group of cards!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card AND I love the flower technique, very pretty.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

There's that gorgeous flourish ... super special, Christina! Hugs xxaxx

Lindsay said...

What a great card Christina! I looove that flower with the leaf sprig behind it!

Sue Kohler said...

absolutely stunning Christina, the flower is to die for and the random pearls, just perfect! :)

Amy said...

I am going to have to soo try one of these flowers! It turned out so good! I love this layout and hope to play with Dana's pattern paper challenge too!

Andrea M said...

EEEK!!! Christina this is... WOW!!!! AWESOME!!! Love those colors and you just rocked them! Congrats on completing all the color challenges!

Dana said...

Oh WOW. Christina this is sooo pretty. I love that swirl and the pearl and the stitching and that amazing flower. Just...wow.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Nerina said...

BEAUTIFUL flower and design here! And I love the little row of pearls under your sentiment - just the perfect finishing touch!

Nance said...

My jaw is still on the floor...this is drop-dead GORGEOUS. The flourish stamped on DP is delicious and you MUST do a tutorial on that flower. LOVE it!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for entering the Neutrals Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laurie said...

I love how you stamped on pd's! This is just so pretty! Girl you are too good at this!!

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