Saturday, March 28

Color Personality

What color best describes your personality? Are you bold? Fun loving? Adventurous? If you're nodding your head then you are going to love today's bright color combination courtesy of Kristina Werner: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Whisper White.

My textured Tangerine Tango card base is 7" x 4.25" with a scalloped edge. I layered Chocolate Chip card stock and Patterns Designer Series Paper with So Saffron to create a background. Then, I inked up some funky flowers from the Botanical Blooms set, a Sale-A-Bration exclusive. Hurry! There are only 2 days left of Sale-A-Bration - get your freebies while you still can!

I have a secret: I don't have a Tangerine Tango ink pad. How did I get those ohh so orange blooms? With my Only Orange marker. I colored directly onto the stamp -- huffed to ensure maximum moisture -- and voila! TIP: Pumpkin Pie is a close match as well. Botanical Blooms is a 2-Step set, so my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig helped me get my Chocolate Chip outline perfectly aligned. I used my 1" circle punch for the image and my 1.25" circle punch to create a So Saffron matte. Finally, my Scalloped Circle Punch finished things up.

I ran Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon along the bottom of my card and topped it with a layer of So Saffron grosgrain. The sentiment, 'to thine own self be kind', is framed by Hodgepodge Hardware. I felt it needed more sass so I added a few extra brads and some swirly clips for good measure. TIP: A Crop-o-Dile will easily punch through multiple layers. (Without giving you a hand cramp - I promise!)

Take advantage of these last days to Sale-A-Brate. CLICK HERE to order online and claim your freebies.

And remember, there will be goodies on Wednesday for the debut of the Occasions Mini. Meet me here. Until then, don't just stamp... stamp with sass! ;)

Stamps: Botanical Blooms - SAB '09 - (113812)
Paper: Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper (112164), Chocolate Chip (102128), So Saffron (105118), Tangerine Tango Textured -- In Color 12 x 12 astd. (111345)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Only Orange Marker (100051)
Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), 1.25" Circle Punch (104403), Scalloped Circle Punch (109043), Scalloped Edge Punch (112091), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
Sassy Somethings: Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon (111849), So Saffron Grosgrain - SAB '09 - (114618), Hodgepodge Hardware - currently available in Styled Silver (111325) and Very Vanilla (112454)

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the cute little polkadots. Great card!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card!

Sue said...

Lovely Card...love all the hardware!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Great card! I love those little swirls on the side!

Mary Fish said...

I see you are being found by new readers. Fantastic. Love the card and your tip about using the Only Orange Marker. Another fabulous project. Hugs, Mary

Diane said...

love the way you have used all the hardware it looks great

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love all the details!

Patti said...

The way you presented the challenge it reminds me of my bedroom in the mid-70's! I love it!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous card! Love your colors and hardware. Sweet design and card size too. You are so creative Denise!!

Kim said...

Very pretty card Denise! I'm not a huge fan of oranges, but it looks great with Choc Chip and So Saffron. great take on the challenge! I love your long cards too- I need to venture out instead of the usual 4 1/4x 5 1/2. TFS

Amanda Winkelman said...

Great job! I have not been a fan of this stamp set until now! Thanks!

~kelly marie~ said...

I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comment! :)

Melissa said...

OOOH! Check out that color! I love this card!! Woot!

And Good Lord! Thanks for the tips on how to get a blog going! If it wasn't for that tip, I wouldn't be bloggin!!! HUGS!