Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's color combo and other cool schtuff!

Hey everyone! Before I get into the details of today's card, I want to mention a couple COOL things that I think you might be interested in...

First, for those of you who participate in SCS challenges, you know Jessica (knutsen24) on SCS....talented, always leaves sweet comments for everyone, and she's the one with that avatar that cracks me up every time I see it, LOL! Anyhooo...she just started her own stamp company....and let me tell ya, her new stamps are GORGEOUS!! You can even preorder her stamps right now at a DISCOUNTED price. Check out her blog HERE for all the details. You won't be sorry you did. :)

Also, if you own the new JustRite monogram stampers....they're running a contest right now that sounds pretty cool. You can check out the details HERE. They're giving away PRIZES!! :)

Okay, so onto my card for today's SCS Color Challenge (Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, and Blush Blossom). I also used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try for the layout. Cool sketch! I'm always drawn to "block" sketches like this. :)

I stamped the party dress in Close to Cocoa classic ink onto Blush Blossom CS, White CS, and Ruby Red CS. I cut out the Ruby bodice and the White skirt, and then popped them both up on dimensionals over the one on the Blush Blossom panel. I inked up my Pretty Petals background stamp with Blush Blossom Classic Ink and then "thumped" a Close to Cocoa marker all over the rubber before stamping onto the CS. I added some clear Sakura sparkle pen to the white skirt.

I stamped some more Pretty Petals on the inside of the card, again with the "thumping" (love that word) technique, vertically along the left and right sides.

Stamps: SU Pretty Petals, Impression Obsession Large Party Dress X4047, Rubber Stampede 3772D Time To Celebrate
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Blush Blossom, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: White Fabric Flowers, Brown Half-Backed Pearls, White Grosgrain Ribbon from SU, Dimensionals, Sakura Clear Sparkle Pen
Technique: Thumping, Paper Piecing
Card Size: 5" x 5" Square

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your day!


dpkennedy said...

So pretty! I've always loved that stamp...it's sweet and elegant! I love how you always remember the inside of your card too!

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the layout! Great stamp too!

Alexandra said...

This is just so very pretty Denise - love it!! Very sweet! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Craft Girl ! said...

What a fun card !

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous card Denise! So pretty!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just darling Denise! The little dress is so pretty and your layout is perfect!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh Denise, I love this image and card! I just saw another entry for this color challenge, and I am so tempted to play today. I have SO much stuff to do, maybe I can squeeze one in! I really like IO's images, and this one is adorable!

Silke said...

Beautiful card - Denise!!! The *dress* image is darling!!! You really have made these colors look great!!!

stampinc said...

Came over from My Blog to check out your blog. Wow just love your creative style. Very preety card. Great colors and layout. Love the details also.

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty and girly!! I love your dimension and colors!! Perfect!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How beautiful!! Great job with the colors!!