Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hope is Faith Color Challenge

It took me a while to decide how to incorporate the Hope is Faith set into Gina's Color Challenge.  I actually started looking through my pattern paper stash for inspiration and found a beautiful piece with pink and blue very close to Innocent Pink and Ocean Mist.  So that helped me decide which colors to choose. I added in some Lipstick Red for contrast and was ready to start creating.  Then I had to decide what layout to use.  So I started looking at some of the card photos.  I found a card with the same fold I used for this card and decided to use that.  I don't recall what this fold is called but I think it is very cool and worked well for my design.  After watching a couple of episodes of Little House on the Prairie and some Starbuck's ice cream my mojo arrived and I was able to put the card together. LOL!

Here is the card closed.  You can click on the picture for a larger image.

Here is the card opened.

The top panel fits over the inner panel to hide it until it is opened.

I embossed the butterfly on Pure Luxury White with Memento Rhubarb and VersaMark ink with clear embossing powder.  You can ink your stamp with VersaMark ink first and then with the dye ink of your choice to emboss with clear embossing powder.  The VersaMark ink helps the ink stay wet longer so you have time to add the clear embossing powder.  I cut it out and shaped the wings.  I also sponged a light layer of Cool Carribean and Pink Pirouette onto areas of the wings.  And then I added some rhinestone bling to her body.

I used some silouhette floral stamps from Framed Flowers and Elegant Flowers on the white panel with pink, Cool Carribean and Rhubarb.  I added some liquid pearl drops to the centers of the red flowers.  The Lipstick Red panel and the Ocean Mist back panel are both embossed with Swiss Dot embossing folder. I tied the pattern paper that inspired me into the card by adding some to the front half and the sentiment panel.  Finally, I tied some red and aqua ribbon on the side panel and added some more bling.

I think this is one of my favorite color combos.  I just love red, pink and aqua together.  And works well with so many occasions and holiday.


Melanie said...

love the label cover up for the sentiment melissa! Fantastic colors! :)

redwasher1 said...

Your card is outstanding!!