Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Color Throwdown #50 and SC236

My goal today was to incorporate as many new products in my card as I could. Since I used 2 new stamp sets, and 2 new accessories, I hope I succeeded :).

This card also meets the criteria for 2 challenges that were posted today. The first is Color Throwdown #50: Real Red/Tempting Turquoise/Kiwi Kiss (I used Old Olive). I also used Splitcoasts sketch SC236.

Here is the rundown for the card:
  • The card has a Tempting Turquoise base with layers of coordinating Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' DSP at the top and bottom.
  • A piece of Old Olive took a ride through my Big Shot with the brand-new Perfect Details Texturz Plate. TIP: I spritzed it with a little water to achieve a deeper impression.
  • My Whisper White backdrop was clipped just at the top with a Corner Rounder Punch.
  • On some scratch paper, I stamped the whale, from Animal Stories, using Tempting Turquoise ink. It was snipped out and the water spout was glittered using a 2-way glue pen and some Fine Cosmo glitter.
  • 1"x3" and 1/2"x3" pieces of Tempting Turquoise were both given a scalloped border (using the punch) to create the look of waves. The wider piece was adhered directly to the Whisper White. Next came the whale which was adhered with a couple dimensionals. The smaller waves were attached last, also using dimensionals.
  • The sentiment, from Razzle Dazzle, was inked up in Real Red and stamped onto Whisper White. A Word Window punch easily popped it out and it was layered onto a Tempting Turquoise Modern Label (punch).
  • Tiny loops of 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain were attached to the back of either side of the label and the piece was popped up onto the card with dimensionals.
  • Using a 1/2" circle punch, I popped out three circles out of Tempting Turquoise. Next I centered my 1 1/4" circle punch over the holes to make a perfect "doughnuts".
  • 3 Whisper White Jumbo Grommets were pushed through the centers of each "doughnut" and the prongs were pushed back using a bone folder.
  • The grommet "port holes" were attached to the card using mini glue dots.
Later this week, I will be posting the retired sets that will be up for sale- so stay tuned!

Happy Stampin'!

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Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (116714), Animal Stories (116716)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (100814), Real Red (103133)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' DSP (115700)
(114348), 2-Way Glue PenAccessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), SU Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Jumbo Grommets (100425), Fine Cosmo Glitter (108796), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)


Patti said...

LOVE that water for the whale! Super clever, Carrie!

Lori said...

So cute. I love how you made the water for the whale and how the life preservers really coordinate with the background paper. Very clever!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Cute! I love your whale and the waves! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

Barbara said...

Really cute!! Love that water and the whale!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Carrie!


Carla Bazhenow said...

Carrie, I love the layers. Such a cute way to it.

Melissa said...

You really are creative, Carrie! Love those waves!

Kim said...

Great job with the sketch and using some new goodies :) Hope you're enjoying them all :) Very cute card

LeAnne said...

Good idea to get all those new things in there! I just got those jumbo grommets and now I have a good idea as to how to use them, thanks!
Thanks for playing with us, too!

Laurie Zoellmer said...

Wow, this is adorable! Love your use of the grommets, very clever!

Sunstamper said...

Carrie I love this card. The colors are really striking. Great job!