Friday, September 18, 2009

Color Throwdown

I loved this color combination (Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Barely Banana) at Color Throwdown, so I decided to whip up this easy card. First I cut my card out of Bermuda Bay. I used an extra piece of Whisper White that I had run through my Big Shot using Large Dots Texturz Plate. Before I ran it through, though, I "painted" it with Green Galore by wiping my ink pad all over the plate. Then when you lay your paper on it, the ink transfers. It also will transfer the "pattern," whether you swirl it like I did, or you just pat it on. Next, I stamped one of the images from Figures of Speech onto Whisper White and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Knowing I was going to color it in, I wanted those embossed lines that help you paint neatly!  Next I cut the image out in a circle shape and backed it with a Green Galore punchout using my Scallop Circle Punch. I added a teeny hole with my paper punch and threaded some linen thread through there to hang it onto my Barely Banana Grossgrain ribbon.

Shopping List:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Green Galore
Stamps: Figures of Speech
Ink: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Grossgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch

If you would like to create your own art using Stampin Up! Supplies, please feel free to use my demonstrator website, and click on the SHOP NOW button in the upper right corner when the page loads.

HEADS UP:  Next week I will be giving away blog candy! Stay tuned.


Melissa said...

Cutie patootie card! Where do you keep all this cuteness and where can I get it?

Kim said...

Love those polka dots - have to try this technique! This IS a great color combo - very cute card!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Patti,
What a gorgeous card. You're right that colour combo is magic.
Fiona x

Barbara said...

Oh, very sweet!!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Carrie said...

These colors are great and I LOVE your idea to add ink to the texturz plates! How cool is that?!

Ann Schach said...

Great card, Patti! I will have to try the texturz plate "painting"! This is an adorable card!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Love your big polka dots and ribbon. Way to rock the color throw down.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow how neat and the dots stay white?? Very cool.......and a cute card besides!

Margaret Moody said...

I think this is the cutest card, Patti! I love the swirly background in Green Galore! Looks great too with the Bermuda Bay! Love it!

Kristin Eberline said...


What a super cute and FUN card! Love how you used the colors on this and kept in CAS yet interesting! That ribbon is a fantastic finishing touch :)

Great job with the CTD challenge!

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done! I just used this technique today at my downline meeting! Thanks for playing with us, too...your blog is very nice!