Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Color Dare Design Team Debut {CD76}

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


Nancy said...

WOW, what a great card and the fan-folded flower I'll be lookin' to see the pictorial on this one, it's gorgeous.
Simple but elegant. Great idea too to stamp the flowers from another set onto plain cardstock to create your own patterned paper, gotta remember that one too.

Diane - said...

Nance this is beautiful. Just made my first prototype fan fold flower last weekend. So cool. I love your instant DSP: I always forget about that, yet it's so perfect when you want a specific "look", and YOUR look, IS perfect!

PS: You must be a busy girl chosen to design for another DT! Whew. You GO Girl! congrats.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job with the colours and I love the flower. Great to be on the Color Dare DT with you.

Christina said...

I love the way you chose to let each color hold equal weight. They work wonderfully together using this sketch! I love stamping my own patterned papers, and yours blends in seamlessly with the dp!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of this week's colours! Love the flower - I have had my issues with them at times trying to get the glue dot in the middle to stay LOL! - but you have mastered it beautifully and the button is the perfect touch. Lovely use of Taylor's sketch too!

jjcreations said...

Great card - inside and out. Love that vintage button on your flower.

Linda Callahan said...

I love Rose Red and I love DSP so this card is perfect for me! That flower is wonderful! Time to try one I think!

Maria said...

Beautiful card inside and out...gorgeous paper and it!

Unknown said...

this is a beautiful card...and I just LOVE the colors! I hope you consider playing along with us sometime at, we'd love to have you!

Lynn Put said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love your fan folded flower with the decorative brad and the different colored panels are so sharp looking!

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous Nance! I love the rich colours and that fan flower is perfect! Congrats on the Colour Dare DT!!! Yippee!!