Friday, September 5, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 62

Hey stampers! I hope you all have been enjoying the new In Colors this year...I sure have! When this week's Blogger's Challenge was a color challenge to use tangerine tango, pacific point, kiwi kiss and riding hood red.....a retro feel jumped out at me. I knew right away that I wanted to use Wow Flowers. I really love this 4 stamp set....now if Stampin' Up! would give us a matching punch to the retro flower image....ah...a girl can dream, right?

I stamped the flower in all four colors onto very vanilla in a random pattern and mounted that onto kiwi kiss. Then a simple knot was tied around those layers with the new riding hood red 5/8th inch striped ribbon. {luv this new ribbon!!!!} I mounted that panel with stampin dimensionals onto my tangerine tango card base.

The sentiment stack was fun to layer, that's for sure....you know how I love my punches and now my Big Shot.....Yep...you read right, my Big Shot. Didn't you see where I used my Big Shot in the stack? Well, let's look closer.....

See the pacific point embossed scalloped circle??? That is a new limited edition sizzix embosslit available for Stampin' Up's 20th anniversary. It has 20 Years embossed in the center. Here is what it looks like...before you stack it up.....

I'm not sure if this will be available for customers to purchase or not, but I just got mine yesterday...so I had to play. I had to use my Big Shot, right??? I am telling you....I can't stop. You will see.....when you get yours...you won't be able to either. Anyway....it cuts and embosses in one pass through the Big Shot!!! How great is this?????? Ok....Stampin' Up!, here is your opportunity to listen to little 'ol me....we want more of these!!! How awesome would it be to get an oval embosslit that coordinates with our oval punches??? ah....me still dreaming.....

Oh...you came here to read about the card...not listen to me dream out loud....It's 5:30 in the morning...bear with me ;)

The center sentiment was stamped twice, once in tangerine tango and once in riding hood red. I punched the tangerine one with a 1" circle punch and then the flower center with the boho blossom punch....that is right....the flower is a perfect fit to the boho blossom punch....don't believe me...scroll back up and see. I'm sure Stampin' Up! has noooo idea that the flower and punch coordinate.....I'm sure that was "my" finding.....LOL!!!! But I was impressed to "figure" it out, none the less... :)

I adhered those two layers together with a clear rhinestone brad from the pretties kit. That layer was adhered with stampin dimensionals onto a 1 1/4 circle of kiwi kiss and a 1 3/8 circle of red riding hood red and then onto that gorgeous pacific point scalloped, embossed circle. I Mounted that entire stack onto stampin' dimensionals and called it a day!

This layout came together so quickly....I made another card with it...but that will be another day :)

19 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun and happy card, Regina. I love your idea about a matching punch for this image...what fun that would be! Great job with this week's challenge.

Beckie said...

Great card! I love your tip for using the embossing die....duh! Didn't think of that one! Yay for you!!

Kerry D-C said...

Super Funky!! You did a fantastic job with these colors!

Connie said...

I'm with you...more embossing dies! Love your card, great way to incorporate all those bright colors!

Robin Merriman said...

Such a fun card! and great idea with the embossing die. Thanks for the idea!

Sheryl said...

Very fun and a great way to showcase all the colors!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a super fun card Regina! Reminds me of a Kalaidiscope! Your tip about the embossing die was great, gret job...

Ida P. Krause said...

Super neat card. I love how you created the colorful background paper for your card. Great way to use the color scheme.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is such a delightful card Regina! Certain to bring a smile with this fun color combination! :D

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this SUH-WEET. That is what my 17 yo says. LOL Love the colors and your funky lay out! Perfect for a teen or just about anyone - it would really help brighten anyones day! TFS!

Connie Paxman said...

Your card really show cases the new colors..thanks for showing the embossing die 20th anniversary.
Connie Paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

You are right! We do need a punch to match this flower! It's my favorite one of this set and I love what you did with it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a funky retro feel - great card!

amycara said...

Very festive, nice job!

Lori said...

Fun card! I love how you combined the different punches for your sentiment piece.

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic! I love how the colors are all toghether on your left panel...they work so well together theway you used them! {SMILES}

Barbara said...

What a fun card! WOW Flowers looks fabulous in this layout...great job!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Such a fun card! I love how you used the 20th anniversary die! And that stamp set is perfect for those colors, I think!

MJ said...

What a great card. I love the fun feel it has.