Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #18!

So I am about to head to bed and what do I decide to do?! Check Kristina's blog. (Now that we are on a first name basis after meeting at convention! :) ) And of course, her Color Inspiration is up. So what do I do instead of head to bed?! Why STAMP, of course! :) It's late, so this might not be the best time to have inspiration. But something popped into my head, so I had to try! :) This is what came out...
Stamps: Pretty Petals Background Stamp, Hugs and Wishes
Ink: VersaMark
Card Stock: Basic Black, Green Galore
Accessories: Flower Fusion, White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Black Embossing Powder

Now...I don't know if you can tell so much in the background of the card (so I did add another picture on the bottom of this post so hopefully you can see it better) but I embossed the background stamp with black embossing powder. So it's kinda shimmery and fabulous in real life. :) And you might be wondering how I have that Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon from the new catty already! (Yes...that's right! There WILL be 1/4" Rose Red grosgrain in the new catalog that starts on August 11th!) Well....the secret is...I don't. :) I just died the Whisper White. I opened up my ink pad, laid my ribbon on it, held it with a sponge, and then dragged the ribbon across the ink pad. I did it a few times, and VOILA! Rose Red ribbon. Makes having any color of ribbon possible! I love this trick. :) And by the way...this is a 4-1/4" square card. Here is hopefully a better pic of the background...

Anyway: let me know if you have any questions and ENJOY!

38 comments:

Melissa Hanlon said...

Great work!

Karen said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic!! You put everything together so beautifully. I struggled with this challenge I have to say!:)

Karen
xo

Traveling Mama said...

CUTE card! Love what you did!

Alex Hughes said...

I really love the elegance of this card. You have done a great job with this colour challenge. I have to say I struggled with it a bit.

Lisa_in_AR said...

Love it! Nice job on the challenge!

Nicole said...

Your card is beautiful!! And what a great trick with the ribbon, I'd never thought of doing that before!

Butternutsage said...

You captured this challenge PERFECTLY! Such a pretty card! ~Donna

Tamara said...

Wow! I totally love what you did with these colors!

Shawntel said...

SWEET CARD! I love what you did! I definately would put this in my top ten! Best of Luck!

Sherri said...

Sweet card! I like the simplicity and the embossing! Weren't these vivid colors fun to work with - this is only the 2nd time I've tried - too much fun!

Stamp With Linz said...

Elegant- nicely done!

Sarah said...

I like what you have done here.
It is very like mine your right!
Don't you just love clear embossing!!!
Great card.

Megan said...

I really like this card! Good job! :)

Kathryn said...

Very pretty card -- love the flower.

chloe said...

Wow you made this challene look effortless! Well done! And great ribbon tip too :0

Brenda Keenan said...

I think I'm going to HAVE to case your card! Very pretty, I don't use that background stamp enough - thanks for sharing!

Pamela Smerker said...

This is way too cute! Great job of using just the colors listed.

Nellie Mae said...

I really like this card!

Karen Giron said...

What a fabulous card! Great job on the challenge this week.

MEL said...

Pretty! I really like the embossed background!

Mel H. said...

Beautiful Card!!

Tess said...

beautiful card.

GINA said...

CUTE!

Lynn Put said...

Oooooo I love the embossed background, its so pretty!

Nancy Riley said...

Ashely, the embossing is amazing ... love the black on black! You're in MY top ten for sure!

Lindsay said...

nice card... I love the embossing!

Lori said...

This is beautiful! The black on black embossing is so elegant.

Brooke S said...

Love the black on black embossing.. Very Smart looking card.

Vickie said...

Very pretty card! I love the embossing! ( I used some on my as well! LOL)

Carol Dunstan said...

What a great card! I love how much black you used, and the embossing on it - fabulous!

Sarah Gough said...

This is gorgeous! Love the embossing!

Julia Aston said...

Love the embossing and felt flowers!

Jolee said...

I love the clear embossing on the black. I really love this card. I'm sure it will be one of Kristina's top 10.

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous!! Love all the black and that embossed background is stunning!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the black embossing, and you did a fantastic job interpreting the color inspiration piece...LOVE IT!!

Diane Barnes said...

This is fab Ashley. Love the embossed background teams with the felt flowers.

Kim Gasper said...

Great job. I love the black embossing and the pop of colors.

Marion Smith said...

Absolutely love it!

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