Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fabulous French Foliage UDI 6 Color Challenge Design Team Card

I LOVE the French Foliage Stamp Set featured in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog!  The skeletal designs are perfect for stamping, embossing, and layering.  Today’s Utah Diva’s International Color Challenge Card features this stamp set used with the Shimmer Your Ink Pads Technique and is even more stunning in person!  Here’s this week’s Color Challenge from UDI Design Team captain Gretchen Barron!


FIVE colors.. count them:  Rose Red, Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight… Yikes!!  Adding a neutral, we have 6 colors to work with on today’s UDI color challenge.. WOW!!  Taking a peek at the blouse in the inspiration photo, I decided on a fall collage of color… engaging my French Foliage stamp set, and the appropriate cardstock and inks, here’s what I came up with:


You’ll have to look closely to see the Rose Red Ink splatters on the card… that’s actually a stamp image included in the French Foliage stamp set.  I don’t normally consider Rose Red to be a fall color, but I think it works here, don’t you?

The pretty Double Loop Bow was tied using the fabulous Double Loop Bow tutorial, which I’m sure you are all familiar with by now… but just in case you’re not, you can find it HERE.  No special equipment needed, just your God given digits and a little coordination!  The bow is pretty by itself, and it’s attached to the ribbon with three mini glue dots.  One would probably hold it… but I find three are just the right secure touch!

The greeting on this card is suitable for many occasions, and is part of the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog…. stamped it in Rose Red Classic Ink too, had to get that color in somehow!

Champagne Shimmer Paint gives this card a real “Wow” factor… I tried to capture it on film.. but you’ really need to see it in person to gain the total effect… you can catch it just a little bit in the green leaves shown below… but not much, oh well.. here’s a close up of the fun bow!


Hope you will play along with the Utah Divas International Color Challenge Team this week!  We love seeing your cards and creations… and when you visit the Utah Designs International Blog, you’ll be able to see all the wonderful creations the team has put together too!

Stamps and Supplies used in today’s Utah Divas International Color Challenge UDI6:

Stamps:  French Foliage, Thoughts and Prayers

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Concord Crush

Classic Inks:  Rose Red, Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Blank Craft Ink Pads

All supplies for today’s fabulous fall french foliage card share can be purchased in my online stampin up store… just click the Shop Now button to get your order delivered to your doorstep!



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Madeline Morcelo said...

Nicely DONE!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I'd love to learn how to make that bow, but your link doesn't work. Thanks, Beth