Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Falling for Fall Colors… UDI#6 Color Challenge

Fall is much a much more inspiring and colorful season in other parts of the country… But here in Florida, we look forward to cooler temperatures and not having to mow the lawn as often!   Today’s Utah Divas International Color Inspiration Challenge is actually a very bright and colorful summer blouse… but today it will be the inspiration for a colorful fall card design!  Our color challenge Cardstock and Ink colors today:  Rose Red, Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight!  Scroll on down to see my card for the UDI Color Challenge #6 featuring the French Foliage Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog (p.6)! UDI#6
All these bright colors… in one spot!  When layering images, I always try to start with the lightest color values and work out.  In this card, the Daffodil Delight Large Maple Leaf image from French Foliage was stamped first, Pumpkin pie (elm?) second, Old Olive (hmmmm), and then splats of Rose Ret added to finish off the card…
The edges of the neutral Very Vanilla Cardstock were all inked with a sponge dauber and Old Olive Classic Ink.
Double Loop Bow was tied on my fingers… just about all of my stampin’ friends and customers are quite adept at this now… LOL, I even receive emails telling me of their trials and successes tying this simple little bow!
The bow is actually attached to the vertical Old Olive 5/8” satin ribbon with 3 mini glue dots… it’s not going to shift or move in the mail at all!  Here’s a close up of the bow…
The secret to a nice knot on any bow is to NOT pull the KNOT too tightly… or it will get all scrunched up!
Stamps, Paper, Ink and Supplies used in today’s UDI #6 Color Inspiration Challenge:
Stamps:  French Foliage, Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Concord Crush
Classic Inks:  Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories:  Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, mini glue dots, Old Olive 5/8” Satin Ribbon
Check out the rest of the Design Team UDI Color Challenges HERE… I hope you’ll play along with us this week, and look forward to visiting your online galleries and/or blogs.

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Teressa Thompson said...

Thanks for that tip on the knot Sharon! I used to pull mine too tight and it's never lay flat on the card. You are such a great teacher that I can now do the bow on my finger AND mail my cards with bows without paying extra postage for "bumpy" envelopes. LOL

Great color challenge! Love it! Love your created background papers too. Did you use your own shimmer ink for any of these colors this time?

craftystamper said...

This stamp set is perfect for this color challenge. Great card as always.

Gail S. said...

Thanks for the hint on the bow - very pretty!!! I have such a time with bows and love them.

lisa808 said...

Great how you added the Rose Red splats. Love your bow!

Shari Winterstein said...

This is a great card. Very bright. Thanks for blessing my day. :)