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Aug 1, 2008

BC Wk 58 - Color My World

Happy Friday Everyone! For our challenge this week we had another color scheme, (Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red)  After pulling out these colors and looking at them I had "no clue" as to how I was going to work them all into a card.  I like the colors but that Rose Red was throwing me off a little.  I tried (in vain I should add) as I searched through my piles of designer paper to find one that had all 4 of those colors but alas my search came up empty handed.   So what's a stamper to do...Well "light bulb" moment here, Create my own patterned paper!
So I pulled out my ink pads and set to work using flower images from (Priceless) to create this lovely floral background paper on Whisper White card stock.  I really like how bright and cheery it turned out.  Then I decided on my layout and "Voila" my card was done!  Well maybe not that quick.

Details: Card Base: Pumpkin Pie layered with Old Olive (textured), So Saffron that I punched using the new SU Scallop punch which will be in the soon to be released 2008/09 Fall and Winter Idea Book (so why hasn't UPS delivered mine yet!!!) Then I pierced holes in each of the scallops and added a strip of So Saffron and Rose Red at the top of my pieces as well. I stamped my butterfly in Pumpkin Pie ink, cut it out and embossed it using a VersaMark pad and Iridescent Ice EP.  I mounted it to a 1 1/4" Circle of So Saffron, glued down the body and lifted the wings with foam mounting tape.  This was layered to a 1 3/8" circle of Old Olive and then onto a Scalloped Circle of Rose Red that I raised with foam mounting tape.
I stamped the sentiment with Old Olive Ink and added 3 Saffron brads to complete my card.
Simple and Easy but I like it! - So now be sure to check out all the other great projects using these colors and then go COLOR YOUR WORLD with some great colors like these (or even use these).  Have a great day.


  1. Hey Ida, these were great colours this week, my favourites. Your card is perfect, everything has been done spot on. I can't wait until that scallop punch makes its way to Australia. Will have to drool for at least another seven months!


  2. Ida your card is wonderful. Using flowers in the perfect way to incorporate those colors - even the troublesome one. Great job on this weeks challenge.

  3. Wow Ida! You make cute cards! I am so glad I stopped by to see what you were up to!!! You have a great eye for color!!! "See" you soon!

  4. A wonderful card Ida! Your butterfly is awesome and I love the dimension. Great job with the challenge.

  5. Love the card, Ida!! What a crazy stampin' idea: make our own patterned paper?! CRAZY!

  6. You did a beautiful job putting these colors together. I love the clean look and simplicity of the card. Lovely! TFS!

  7. Love it Ida! Such a cheerful card. I just love the scallops.

    So sorry to hear about your former supervisor.

  8. What a terrific card Ida! I just love how you've used the Priceless set! Beautifully done! :D

  9. Very pretty, Ida! Your "designer paper" is perfect!

  10. Woo hoo! What a super fun card! I have this set and have used it once...now I'll need to give it another try! Great job on the challenge.