2.21.2011

HSS To "DIE" For Challenge #56

Good Morning! This week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a die challenge. Very clever play on words right? Here's the low down...
And here is my card...

I started with the base in Basic Black an added the layer in Very Vanilla. Both were run through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I added a strip of Cherry Cobbler to the bottom that had been punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch. The flower was created by cutting out 2 images from the Blossom Party die in Pumpkin Pie. I would never have thought to pair these colors with pumpkin pie, but I visited My Create Ink Color Lab and they suggested this combo. (HINT: It's a great site when you get "stuck" in regards to colors on a project.) A little Dazzling Diamonds was added with Crystal Effects to the petals for some shimmer.
The heart was punched with the Full Heart punch in Newsprint Designer Series Paper. The bird was cut from the die in Rose Red and embossed with Very Vanilla Craft ink and Clear Embossing Powder using an image from the Bliss set. A large pearl from the Pretties Kit was added to it. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black onto Cherry Cobbler with a stamp from the Curly Cute set. Flower accents were punched with the Boho Blossom punch with black brads and basic pearls added for bling as well as 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.
Come by this week and join us in this to "die" for challenge. We'd love to see what you come up with. Until then,

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Very Vanilla Craft
Stamps: Bliss {Sale-A-Bration}, Curly Cute
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Die, Birds and Blooms Die, Scallop Trim Border punch, Full Heart Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder, Mini Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Stamp-A-Ma Jig
Embellishments: Pretties Kit, Brads, Basic Pearls, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla, Dazzling Diamonds

8 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Great card, I never would have thought about the colors,but they really work well together.

Shannon said...

I know Kathy. I'm still not sure about them, but I tried it and stepped out of my "box" so that's good.

Belinda Keller said...

WOW, who knew how well Pumpkin pie would go with these colors! makes it pop! TFS! Following you via SC. TFS.

Belinda
www.studiobeedesigns.blogspot.com

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, I really, REALLY like this color combo! The little pop of newsprint DSP and the torn edge just ties everything together perfectly! Very pretty! :)

Leena Girsa said...

Very cute card! Just wanted to let you know I'm now following you from SC #342...hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance. http://alacards.blogspot.com

Robbie said...

Cute card Shannon! Love your bright colors.

Robbie

stampinbygenny said...

Love the color combo and how all the elements fit together. Beautiful card.

Sherry said...

Shannon, I love the colors you used on this card. They just POP. I would have never thought of using them together....but I love ti!