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Thursday, August 18, 2011

What a colour combo!

AnnaBelle Stamps have had a challenge to use the colours raspberry, olive green and orange - I thought they sounded  a lot like two of the new In Colours at SU - Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral, and I added in Rich Razzleberry. 

This colour combination is difficult I have discovered, after spending a lot of time trying to make one card with them and ripping it up finally (or in fact, ripping off parts and reconstituting it into a smaller card) and make three small cards and a belly band with the work done so far.  I used a Kaiser clear cling stamp set (no idea of its name as I have thrown away its packaging) of foliage and the sentiment comes from a Studio G Clear Stamp set Series 46 given to me by a blogging friend Deb in USA from Hudson, Ohio in fact (more on that later). I ended up spending several hours and didn't like the finished product - too big - and so threw my hands in the air before making the items below:

Three cards inside a belly band - the band is made from the background paper I was trying to create but which was too loud for the card.

The three cards - I know that the coral looks more pink than orange but it really is more orange than pink! The base cards are black.  The paper lace is from my newest SU punch.

I'm trying to give an idea of the size of the cards - about 3" by 3 and a half" so they are gift cards probably.

I made another card this morning - CASED it from a magazine - and it had to first stamp backgrounds of music/word/writing/numbers or whatever was suitable and then tear these into strips, glue to another base sheet and cover with a thin layer of white gesso paint.  I think my layer is a bit too think or less opaque that it should have been.  Once this is done I stamped it with a circle stamp and Momento London Fog ink.  I cut it to size and layered it onto black and then gold card.  My base card is black.  I then used StaysOn black ink and stamped my image, cut it out and laid it on the base and traced around it lightly with a pencil. I removed it and using a paper stump I smudged the London Fog around the area to create an impression of a shadow for my image before I stuck it down. I added the little metal tag (coloured with sprayed Copic) and decorated this with a black bling and bling corners as shown. It's a very masculine card.  I have some background paper left over so will try vintage again tomorrow!


Sue W said...

Your paper lace is gorgeous Susan and I love the card collection you've made, the dark background really makes those images pop. Thanks for joining in with AnnaBelle this week....good luck!

Sue Kohler said...

Wow! You have been one busy little bee! I am turning a shade of green just looking at all the new SU goodies in your gorgeous cards! the punch in particular caught my eye! The last card is such a contrast, love how you have used the copic markers on the metal tag!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Kylie said...

LOVE your cards with their matching belly band, your designs are simply gorgeous and I'm also loving your Awesome male themed card, love the gentlemen image and the bling in the corners!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X