Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Color Challenged

I am not very good at color challenges. For some reason, being told which colors to use for a card paralyzes my ability to create. (....or I create some hideous card and then end up shredding it!)

Today's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use whisper white, black and river rock --ohhhh!!! I love those colors and so I HAD to play along.

Here is my card:


I stamped the butterflies in river rock and cut them out. Then, I embossed them with clear embossing powder to make them shine (and make them more durable!) The background was embossed with the flower folder in the Cuttlebug. I added a little rhinestone sticker to the sentiment (these stickers can be found at Stamper's Dream .)
Everything is pretty straightforward---I am just happy that I don't have to shred this one!

Materials used: Stamps-Kind Thoughts (Stampin Up!); ink-black, river rock (SU!); cardstock- black, white, river rock (SU!); circle punch (SU!); scalloped circle punch (Marvy Uchida); rhinestone sticker (Hero Arts-available at Stamper's Dream); ribbon (May Arts); eyelet; Cropadile; brads (Paper Studio); paper piercing tool; dimensionals (SU!); clear embossing powder; versamark; heat tool; Cuttlebug and flower folder; pop dots (SU!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); slit punch (SU!).


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37 comments:

Glee said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Elizebeth said...

This is so lovely and elegant!

Libby said...

LOL! Do you really shred the ones you don't like?? That's hilarious. This card is sooo pretty, please keep it away from the shredder!!!! :-)

Amy said...

This turned out great! I have that same problem most times with color combo challenges!

Amy said...

oh, it's gorgeous Cammie! So sophisticated!

Hugs,
Amy

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so beautiful!! Love that set and I can't wait to own it!!!

Alli Miles said...

You're card is gorgeous! Funny how limited we feel when their are rules.

Tammy said...

Very cute, Cam! I can't wait to get home so I can try out those colors, toO!

LeAnne said...

Cammie, I just came across your blog, and your cards are beautiful! I love these butterflies!
LeAnne

Rita said...

I luv what you did with this card! The paper piercing & scalloped edge gave it that perfect touch! Very Pretty card!

Erin... said...

beautiful card!! I'll have to try this combo i love it!

Carol said...

beautiful card! I love the color combination and the embossing. TFS

Deanna said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE!

Cindy R said...

Very nice! I can't imagine you would need to shred cards you make. Perhaps I need to give you my address!

Judi said...

Very nice card! I can't imagine any of your cards ever qualifying for the shredder.

Rae said...

Beautiful ~ looks like a great (classic) color combo to work with! Awesome job girl!

Julie Masse said...

Stunning card! Those colors are great together!

Lee said...

Wow!!! Stunning!! I definitely need to still do this challenge! What an elegant look with the scallops and the sheer ribbon!! I cannot imagine you making cards that actually deserve to be shredded??!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful card! I love these colors as well. They work well together. Thanks for sharing and have a great night! :)

Carolina said...

What a stunning card Cammie! It cries out elegance...love the butterflies!

Joan and Amy said...

Fantastic job on the colour challenge. I love how the butterflies...fly!!

Bethany Paull said...

This is awesome. Everything-cb, that bit of ribbon, the dimensionals butterflies. EVERYTHING!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your layout is wonderful, the butterflies are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Cammie,

I love this card...you go gf!

Pinky

Janine said...

Carolyn this is gorgeous. I really love this color combination.

Lynette said...

What a beautiful card - I really love it!

Lynette

Ila said...

Beautiful!! and so Elegant!!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty butterflies! Those are great colors together!

Nancy said...

Wow! I love those colors! Great card!

Katie said...

Oh, what a beautiful card! LOVE those colors together. Katie

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful Carolyn!! I can't see you being color challenged. The hard part for me is NOT using decorative paper...and just a few short years ago, I did not even use dp in cards, just my scrapbooks.

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the color combo! Your popped butterflies, embossing, and rounded corners look so nice with your design!

Bee said...

I love this card, it's beautiful! But I have to say I would be paralyzed by those colors, they are so "sad" to me! That's the great thing in the stamping world, everyone has different colors they love to work with and it makes for a feast of the eye! :-)

Lauren (mytime) said...

SOOOOOOO-LOVE this! I so wanted that set-but could NOT bring myself to fork over the $$.

Lesly said...

This card is absolutely beautiful.

Amy Sheffer said...

I love, love, love what you've done with this week's color challenge and that tres chic butterfly. Just beautiful!

Theresa said...

I love this card. I am just about to place a new order and had decided against River Rock. Now I am going to have to reconsider. It looks so good with black.