Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UDI40 Color Challenge CAS Sneak Peek!

Caught quite a pleasant break from the UDI color challenge team this week, LOL… only three colors to work with!  Needless to say, today’s card is a very CAS design which took only a couple minutes to both design and create!

UDI 40, Faith In Nature, 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, Sneak Peek, Bling, Created by You, Sharon Field, Color Challenge, Thank You, CAS, 5 minute card, embossing, quick and easy

A little texture can go so far in adding dimension to an otherwise simple card layout can’t it?  Here I’ve embossed the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, to do just that. 

When embossing Designer Series Papers, it’s also fun to lightly sand the surface with a sanding block.  I felt there was already enough color contrast on the DSP, so opted not to do it on this particular card.

After adding a band of Organza Ribbon, the focal image (Whisper White Card Stock) was raised from the base of the card using 5 Stampin’ Dimensionals.

UDI 40, Faith In Nature, 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, Sneak Peek, Bling, Created by You, Sharon Field, Color Challenge, Thank You, CAS, 5 minute card, embossing, quick and easy

After photographing my original card for the Utah Divas International Color Challenge Team, I realized my little flower needed a little extra ‘oomph’… so I added a Basic Jewel Rhinestone to the already sponged and gel penned center.

UDI 40, Faith In Nature, 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, Sneak Peek, Bling, Created by You, Sharon Field, Color Challenge, Thank You, CAS, 5 minute card, embossing, quick and easy, double loop bow

Top it off with a lovely Double Loop Bow tied on my fingers, which was attached to the existing band of ribbon with 3 mini Glue Dots… and we have a lovely yet simple card.

If you’d like to replicate today’s card, here are the measurements… just for grins!

    • Bashful Blue Card Stock:  8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, and scored at 4-1/4”
    • Early Espresso Card Stock:  3-3/8” x 4-5/8”
    • Whisper White Card Stock:  1-3/4” x 4-1/2”

Bet you’re wondering where this stamp came from… it’s a sneak peek Hostess ONLY set from the new 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog called “Faith in Nature”!  I’m booking July stamping workshops with friends.. be sure to contact me to reserve your date and earn a free copy of the new catalog too!

Here’s the team inspiration piece for this week’s Color Challenge:

UDI 40, Faith In Nature, 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, Sneak Peek, Bling, Created by You, Sharon Field, Color Challenge, Thank You, CAS, 5 minute card, embossing, quick and easy

I hope you’ll come play along with us this week at the Utah Divas International Team Blog… Simply use these three colors (Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White) in a paper project of any design and use our linky tool to add the URL of your DESIGN to the team site!

See you tomorrow with another fun challenge from the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team!

Hugs,

Sharon

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4 comments:

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Such a gorgeous colour combo, Sharon! Your sample is beautiful. The little bling is perfect.

Ret said...

Hi Sharon! Your card is beautiful!
Lovely colors, everything is so perfect together! Thanks for always sharing with us.

nana_cindy42 said...

Love it!!! Love these colors together. Nice job!

Julie A. said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the colors and the ribbon is just the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!