January 20, 2011

Color Inspiration--Jewel Tones





Welcome back, friends!  I decided to tackle another color combo for the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week at Moxie Fab World.  This time it's the Jewel Tones, and they had me stumped!  But I was determined to check this off my list, so here's what I came up with.




















The most challenging part for me is finding just the right products to match these colors.  I don't have a lot of Bazzill cardstock, and there is a limited selection where I live.  I settled on Stampin' Up!'s Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight, plus some October Afternoon papers and Bazzill's Sugar Cookie.

The card itself is pretty self-explanatory.  In retrospect, I wish I had used some pinking shears along the bottom edge of the Eggplant strip, but it's stitched down now so it's going to stay!  One detail that just won't show up in my photos is that the Eggplant cardstock is debossed with text from PTI's Book Print impression plate.  A subtle detail that adds a lot in real life.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant), Bazzill (Sugar Cookie)
Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon (Fly a Kite)
Stamp:  Verve (Accent Notes)
Ink:  Ranger Adirondack (Eggplant)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Limitless Layers, Book Print impression plate)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), seam binding, thread

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by tonight, and if you take part in this challenge, I'd love to see what you create!  Have a good one!

16 comments:

Pami said...

A wonderful card Christina. I love that paper, just beautiful. Pami x

Karen B. said...

This card is perfect! I think you've got the colors spot on!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic card! I agree about matching the colors being the hardest part. I am slowly trying to complete these challenges. I have enjoyed seeing yours :) TFS

Amy said...

Wow, great use of the jewel tones for this moxie challenge! I love what patterns you put together!

Nance said...

Me too, the patterns are wonderful--you have such a knack for mixing patterns! And I love your perfect randomly placed rhinestones so cute with the sunshine medallion. Fabby card, my friend!

Cristina said...

I know! This combo was rough, wasn't it? (I have a post going up about it tomorrow.) But you nailed it! It looks fab, and the gemstones were a perfect touch.

Smita said...

Tough colors! But you always manage to pull these off perfectly :-) Lovely card!

Lindsay said...

Look at you! This is fantastic Christina! You did an amazing job with these colors! I love it!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous Christina! I love the bling!! That soft white bow is so pretty too!

xiumaiyuki said...

This tough color combo would have me hanging.... your card looks fabulous! I love the different mix of PP...aren't those OA PP just wonderful?

Dana said...

Love this bold card Christina. That PP is subtle but striking. I like the strip flat, but can see where pinking shears would look good too.

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is totally GORGEOUS!!

nancy jane said...

Great use of the colors. You made it look as if you chose the colors rather than them being chosen for you. Fabulous.

Jen Carter said...

I love how you used the colors on this card!! I love all the yellow especially! Very happy card!

Andrea M said...

BEEEEautiful Christina!!! Love this!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for entering the Jewel Tones 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! :)

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