Sunday, March 6, 2011

Colour Coach Combo...Not too sure About This One!

When Stampin' Up! Came out with the new colour coach last summer I was thrilled.  It is a great tool for help creating a colour palette for projects and I use it frequently.  A couple of days ago I sat down to stamp,  determined to create a card using both my Framed Tulips embossing folder and the Silhouette Sentiments level one hostess set.  The former because I have had it for over a month and hadn't used it (gasp!) and the latter because I have often heard hostesses tell me they like the images in the Silhouette Sentiments set but think they are too small to make cards with.  So, as I often do, I pulled out my colour coach and flipped to the perfect plum page.  One of the combos there is perfect plum, marina mist and rose red.  I wasn't sure about this combination at the time, but thought I'd give it a go.  I have to say that I'm still not sure about it, but figured I'd post the card and let you all decide for yourselves.  See what you think...

Card colour palette from the Colour Coach, stamp sets used Silhouette Sentiments (Lvl. 1 Hostess) and You're a Gem

Inside of card.  Sentiments from Occasional Quotes (Lvl. 3 Hostess) set.

This card came together quite easily.  I started by embossing my cardfront with the framed tulips embossing folder.  So easy and quick with the Big Shot!  I then stamped the two floral image, one in marina mist and one in perfect plum, three times each on a piece of scrap whisper white cardstock.  I punched out the flowers using my 1 1/4" square punch and sponged the edges in marina mist.  I then punched three 1 3/8" squares in perfect plum and three scallop squares in marina mist.  I layered the stamped squares on the plum and marina mist ones and adhered them.  I then wrapped a piece of rose red seam binding ribbon around the cardfront, securing it with glue dots.  I gathered the ribbon at one side of the card using a bit of linen thread.   I tied another piece of the same ribbon in a bow, adding a rose red glimmer brad at the centre.  I adhered the bow to the card with glue dots, covering the spot where I had gathered the strip of ribbon with the thread.  The result looks like the ribbon is all one piece.  I then arranged the stamped and matted squares, adhering the outside ones with SNAIL and the centre one with dimensionals.  The sentiment, from the You're A Gem set, was stamped on a scrap of whisper white cardstock in perfect plum, punched out with my word window punch and adhered with dimensionals.  The final touch on the front of the card was the little rhinestone gems for the centres of the flowers and to highlight the sentiment.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Occasional Quotes set, inking it with my rose red and perfect plum markers.  I punched it out with my decorative label punch and layered it on a second decorative label in marina mist.  I used the ribbon to highlight my sentiment by centering the label on the ribbon and adhering it with dimensionals.  The shorter sentiment was stamped in perfect plum and punched out with the wide oval punch and then layered on a decorative label in marina mist.  I added some more rhinestones because...well...I like bling!  The final touch was to stamp the floral images from the front of the card inside using perfect plum ink.

So...what do you think of this colour combo?  Leave me a comment and tell me..I'd love to hear your thoughts!

2 comments:

  1. love the color combo!!!! great card!

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  2. aww I love this! I love your chose of color and I love the embossing around the edges! just beautiful. hugz n blessings.

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