Color Splash Challenge- HSSCSC10

Good Morning! Today there is a BRAND NEW Color Challenge up at Hand Stamped Sentiments. We're leaving the pastels of Spring alone for a bit and playing with a bold color combo. We'd love for you to join us and create something using these colors.
When I first saw the color combo I immediately thought masculine, which is good since I am often struggling with those types of cards. I started with a Basic Black card stock base. I wanted to add something to break up the black so I took the circle burst image from the Definitely Decorative (FYI: This was available in the 2009 Holiday Mini, but will probably be in this years catalog come July), set and stamped it in Versa Mark ink along the bottom half of the card. This was heat set using Clear Embossing Powder to add some texture. (HINT: I also could have used Textured card stock for the base to add some dimension, but the embossing is sooo much fun!) 
Next, I stamped various star images from the Seeing Stars set in Real Red and Basic Black Classic inks onto a strip of So Saffron card stock. This was adhered to the base with SNAIL Adhesive. A piece of Real Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the card front. The white of the ribbon was a bit overwhelming so I muted it by retying a piece of the 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Basic Black on top of the Real Red Striped piece.

For the sentiment I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the Four Square set in Real Red Classic Ink onto So Saffron card stock and punched it out with the 1-1/4" Square Punch. I then punched a square with the 1-3/8" Square Punch from Real Red card stock and layered the two with SNAIL Adhesive. This was adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I hope this inspires you to join us with this Challenge! Check here an here for inspiration from our other designers.

Paper: Basic Black card stock {102851}, So Saffron card stock {105118}, Real Red card stock {102482}
Ink: Versa Mark Ink {102283}, Real Red Classic Ink {103133}, Basic Black Classic Ink {101179}
Stamps: Definitely Decorative, Seeing Stars {115352}, Four Square {111632}
Tools: Heat Tool {100005}, Clear Embossing Powder {109130}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, 1-1/4" Square Punch {104400}, 1-3/8" Square Punch {103375}
Embellishments: Real Red 1/2" Striped Ribbon {110714}, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon {109027}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}

1 comment:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous card, great colors....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*