Friday, April 16, 2010

Color Challenge Blushing Coral Rubies

Here is my card for this week's Color Challenge to use Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red with Vanilla or White. The dessert option is Close to Cocoa or Creamy Caramel. All these colors (except Vanilla & White) are going to retire on June 30th. Sadly, the Blush & Coral are some of my favorites. I'll just have to stock up now, before they are gone for good.

You might want to check a few posts back if you haven't seen the retiring colors in case you need some cardstock or reinkers before they are gone.

I made 2 cards and can't decide which I like the best. Maybe you can help me decide.

With this card I used the dessert option and put a peek-a-boo layer of Close to Cocoa under the design. It really just shows through the punching. I used Ruby Red as the back mat with a Blush Blossom card.

I skipped dessert on this card. (Wish I was so willing to skip dessert IRL, LOL.) I used the Cameo Coral between the design and the Ruby Red Mat. I like the Coral so I let it hang out. The layout of the flowers is a little different too.

Did you notice that I popped up one flower? On this card I had to hide a mistake.

This is one of the sets that is 20% off this month. I really love this set! In fact, I almost love it as much as the Heartfelt Thanks that retired last year. It gives the same effect with the 2 steps for each flower and with the clear mount, it's much easier to match up the stamping without the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I really like this color combo too. I wouldn't have guessed that the Cameo Coral & Ruby Red would be so perfect together.

Another combination that works with this stamp is Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry. I'll show you that card later.

Card Recipe

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Whimsical Words, Wings of Friendship

Paper: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Acc.: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

I've got to run and figure out what to stamp tonight. I have someone to stamp with, Whoo Whoo!



Barbara Stringer said...

I like them both. I can't decide, I will probably case them both. What size is the white square that you punched the corners.

Diane said...

These are both just beautiful! I love the 3 colors together, too. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Diane Malcor said...

Both are beautiful cards - I love the cocoa, coral and ruby red together - just fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!