5.03.2011

HSS Color Splash Challenge #66

 Yesterday was one of THOSE days. My little guy had his 6 month shots and was a little crabby to put it mildly. We had baseball practice for the 6 year old, again, ugh. Then last night I was making the card for this post, while doing laundry, and walked into the laundry room to the smell of natural gas, yikes! Luckily we don't think it's serious, but what a way to end the night. 
Anyway-Wow! Did you check out the phenomenal Mother's Day entries for last weeks challenge? There are so many talented crafters out there. This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are challenging you to use these gorgeous colors:


Here is the card I made for the challenge:


This week my sons school is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, so I wanted to kill two birds with one stone. Make a card they could give their teacher and complete the Color Challenge. 
I cased this card from Julie DiMatteo. I just bought the Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack and am LOVING it. It's an instant WOW! 
I used a sheet of Certainly Celery for the bottom. The base is Crumb Cake and the flower is also a pattern from the stack in Pretty in Pink. I punched it from the Fun Flowers die and spritzed it with Stampin' Mist (a tip from Julie), scrunched it and let them dry. Then they were assembled with glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and a Bashful Blue button was adhered to the top. (Tip: The Fun Flowers die is so worth it. It was on back order for a while and I just got it this week. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing it. You won't be disappointed!)
The finishing touch was to stamp the sentiment from the Bold Blossom set in Early Espresso and add a line of Basic Pearls.

This is what each of my boys' teacher's will be getting tomorrow, along with the card a bag of hugs and kisses.

I've also entered this card into the Inkspirations Color Challenge. I hope we see your creative project in our challenge this week. Stop by and check out the other designers projects for inspiration as well.

Paper: Crumb Cake {120953}, Bashful Blue {105120}, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack {117152}
Ink: Early Espresso {119670}

8 comments:

Anne Marie said...

I have been on the fence abut this die but I think you may have just convinced me that it is a necessity! Love that big, pink polka dot flower! The colors really pop on the Crumb Cake base, too. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation! :)

Julie DiMatteo said...

Thank you for CASEing me! Love the card and the colors you chose. Isn't the Fun Flowers die awesome? I can't get enough of it. Thanks again!

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty! I love it. Wish I had this die.

Robbie

The Mama Monkey said...

Sorry your little one was fussy! The shots day is never a fun one!

I am so excited to see this die in use! I just got mine last week! It is sitting neglected...along with a few others! I really need to use them!

Marisa said...

Lovely big flower :) Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week.

H2 :) said...

Love that big, patterned flower Shannon. Great Teacher cards. :)

StampingMinnie said...

Great use of the DSP. I'm so glad I did got this die. I agree with Anne, the Crumb Cake cardstock really does pop out the colors.

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Shannon! love the layered flower!