Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DCBD Color Challenge–2 CAS Cards

This week’s Diva Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge used pinks and browns…and I just had no clue what to do with them!

The Card Stock Colors of Rose Red, Blushing Bride, and Early Espresso looked absolutely beautiful laying on my stamp table… but stuck in a muddle of Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz, I really struggled to pull this challenge together!

So… when I’m stuck, I make more than one card!  Today I have two cards to share for the Diva Coffee Break Design Team Color Challenge!  Both are CAS (Clean and Simple) Designs.. hope you like them!

Here’s the first card, featuring the lovely shoe image from the Timeless Treasures Stamp Set:


The focal image was inked with Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamped onto First Edition Designer Series Paper.  A sponge dauber was used to add color along the edges of the DSP, and around the focal image as well.

I love the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Embossing Folder, and almost forgot I owned it.  It seemed a perfect feminine and ‘old world’ touch for this antiqued color challenge card!

I told you that two cards were made for this challenge, and both CAS designs… here’s the second one:


Vanilla Rosettes were dyed using a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride Classic Ink.  The Very Vanilla background Card Stock was embossed using a Big Shot machine and the Elegant Bouquet Textured Embossing Folder.  After embossing, I used a brayer and Blushing Bride Classic Ink to add color atop the embossed Very Vanilla Card Stock.

Not completely satisfied with the intensity of color added with my brayer, I also went over the embossed images with a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride Classic Ink, using small swirling motions.

Dyed Vanilla Rosettes were attached to the card randomly with Mini Glue Dots, and I used the tips of my Snips to place little basic jewel pearls in the centers of random flowers, and rosettes as well.

“Thinking of You” was stamped onto 3/8” twill using Early Espresso Classic ink. The trick to stamping on twill is to have your ink pad ‘not too wet’ and ‘not too dry’.  If it’s too wet, you’ll notice bleeding when you stamp on the twill tape.  If you find this occurring, it is a better option to color your greeting with a stampin’ write marker, and then stamp.

Be sure to check out the other cards made by the Divas this week… such a creative group, it’s an honor to be a member!  Visit the Diva Coffee Break Design Team Blog, and play along with the challenge too… we’d love to see your creations!

Psst… today is our DD’s Birthday!  We’re so very proud of her and all that she has accomplished and overcome over the years!   She’s been out of school since December after earning two Masters’ Degrees and accumulating a huge debt… we’re hoping and praying she’ll be gainfully employed soon!

See you tomorrow with another creative sketch and holiday challenge from the Creative Sketches Design team!



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nana_cindy42 said...

Beautiful! I esp love the 2nd card!

irishgalkelly said...

I love your second card so much. It looks so soft and delicate, like Easter! Love the way the brayer makes the flowers have white highlights and the added pearls are perfect, as well as the rosettes. Just beautiful!