Monday, 15 August 2011

Best Wishes Z Fold Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #20

When I checked this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge blog and saw the colours for the colour combo challenge I felt quite daunted!  I absolutely adore pink, brown and white together but adding Pacific Point to the mix - really?!  Then I thought "well, it is supposed to be a challenge so why not give it a go?"  It's only paper and ink after all!  This week, there's also a prize on offer!

Anyway, I decided to make a Z fold card but I took the safe option of using a neutral card base!  I scored the front of the card at the halfway mark and folded it back.  Then I worked on the punched strips by punching out Pretty in Pink CS and putting 1" Pacific Point circles behind.  I punched a strip from Early Espresso so I could add the tiny quatrefoil flower shapes to the flower centres.  Next I stamped the leafy medallion in Espresso ink, cut it out and added a hint of blush by sponging on some Pretty in Pink ink with a dauber.  I wanted a blue centre piece so I stamped with Pacific Point ink - hmmmm, my ink pad ink is not a good match for my Pacific Point CS.  So I tried using the Pacifiic Point marker and that was better.  I cut the blue piece out, fixed it to the centre with a Pretty in Pink brad and popped the medallion up.  I added large and small punched photo corners to finish off the front.

For inside the card, I used the dotty frame from the Four Frames set for the sentiment.  I stamped another medallion centre with the Pacific Point marker, cut it out and used it as a flower to go with the leafy sprig.  

Lastly, I used Early Espresso, Pacific Point and Pretty in Pink markers to ink the flower image, punched out a circle, matted on an Espresso circle and glued it to the envelope flap.  I have to say I definitely found this colour combo a challenge - glad I gave it a try though!

Stamps: SU! Day of Gratitude, Four Frames & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Early Espresso & Pacific Point
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso & Pacific Point
Tools: SU! Lace Ribbon Border, Photo Corners & Designer Label punches, circle punches, circle Nestabilities dies, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pretty in Pink brad, 3d foam tape



creativchen said...

Dear Ruth,

you have a beautifull blog!
Many wunderfull cards.

If you may, take a little look on my Blog too. I adore to create Cards combined with embroidery and many other designing on paper. I love it to make embelishments with different techniques.

Hugs from Marina and my cute cat Betty..

kelly said...

I found this colour combo tricky too. You have doena great job with it though, I love the punched detail popped behind the border.
Kelly xx

Kirei said...

Love the detail on your card Ruth! Thanks for joining in at the Simply Stampin' Challenge this week.
Kirei x

Angela said...

Thanks for joining us at simply stampin' challenge this week your card is beautiful. xx

Sarah-Jane said...

I love your take on this challenge, it was tricky! but you have done a brill job :-)
Thanks for joining in at Simply Stampin' Challenges this week
Hugs xx