Woo hoo! I am delighted to share this card with you as my first contribution on the Color Dare design team! Riley Fitzgerald runs the Color Dare challenge with a new batch of fresh color combinations each Wednesday and I have joined their team for the next six months. We would love for you to play along...come check it out! This week's combination is Rose Red, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy & Elegant Eggplant and here is what I did with it:
I knew that I wanted to feature a fan fold flower--been seeing them all over blogland--and with a strong focal piece like that I needed to keep the rest of the card pretty simple. This week's sketch over at Taylored Expressions was just perfect! I love sketches and layouts that allow me to feature our beautiful designer paper. Here I've used a combination of retired designer papers except for the Elegant Eggplant. I didn't have any designer paper in EE so I stamped the cherry blossoms from Eastern Blooms in EE on my EE cardstock for instant patterned paper!
Here's a close-up of the fan fold flower with an Antique Brad center. These brads sure are gorgeous! I'm usually a clean and modern kind of girl but these brads have me humming a vintage tune! I backed it with a circle of Not Quite Navy. If you would like to see how I made the flower, check back tomorrow for a pictorial. You'll want to try it right away, it's that easy!
Finally, a little peek at the inside for you. I carried over a narrow strip of the same papers and repeated the Eastern Blooms cherry blossoms in Versamark behind the sentiment. The sentiment is such a great one from the level 2 hostess set Occasional Quotes.
So that's it from me today...will you take the Color Dare? Hop on over and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the design team and then go get crafty...we would love to see what you come up with!
stamps: sincere salutations; occasional quotes; eastern blooms
ink: elegant eggplant; versamark
paper: crumb cake, very vanilla, old olive CS; urban garden, haiku, thoroughly modern DSPs (retired)
xtras: corner rounder, 2 3/8" scallop circle, 3/4" circle punches; old olive satin ribbon; antique brad