Friday, May 14, 2010

Retro Distressed Tropical Party - Red, Teal, Curry

This being Friday, it's time for another Blogger's Challenge!  Wow, it WAS a challenge today to use Red, Teal and Curry!  They actually are a nice color combo and they are bright!  :)  In thinking about this challenge, I realized that this would be a great color scheme to use with my new Tropical Party set from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog!

To handle all that intense color, I wanted to use a lot of white to break it up.  So I mounted my set and proceeded to stamp a background on white using the smaller tropical flower from the set and the three challenge colors.  I stamped diagonal rows of each color flower.  Next I swiped my Distressed Texturz Plate with Sahara Sand Ink, placed the background cardstock face down on it and ran it through the Big Shot.  This gave it not only a distressed texture but a visually distressed appearance.  The edges were distressed with the tool from the Cutter Kit.  I ran Natural Hemp Twine around it and knotted it in front to enhance the outdoorsy rustic look.  This was adhered to a Crushed Curry card that had been "swiped" with a Soft Suede inkpad.

The Happy Father's Day stamp is from the All Holidays set, which has lots of good sentiments in it for, ahem, all holidays, lol!  I inked it partially with markers and also ink pads to get good coverage.  The curry color was added with the Crushed Curry Marker.  This layer was distressed,  adhered to a Taken With Teal layer then adhered to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the coconut drink with Soft Suede on a piece of white cardstock that had also been through the Big Shot with the Distressed Texturz Plate.  It was colored with markers, adding Sahara Sand to the coconut also, punched out and layered onto Real Red and a Vintage Brad added at the top.  This was adhered with Dimensionals to the lower right of the sentiment to complete the card.  All products are from Stampin' Up!

This reminds me so much of a magazine article I saw recently where they featured 50's and 60's Hawaiian tourist memorabilia!  The colors were so similar to these!  lol!  Does it remind you of that too?


To see what the other very talented Blogger's Challengers made this week, click here which will take you to a list of the members.  Click on a name to go to their blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card and will return soon!  I have another cool project to post tomorrow.  :)

Margaret

22 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

The tropical images are just perfect for this color combination! Too cute!

Brenda Hugar said...

The retro look is definitely well done with this color combo and the stamp set you chose. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh yeah this does remind me of a Hawaiian shirt. Very fun card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fantastic card Margaret! My DH just loves Hawaiian shirts...you've really hit the mark here! Beautifully done! :D

Heidi Hihn said...

Nice card! Love what you did with these colors! Love the tropical drink!!

BarbaraW said...

Great use of the challenge colors. Love how you distressed. The hemp border is a cool touch.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just LOVE this card- I love the distressed BG and love the flowers in the challenge colors. You ACED tis challenge!

Selene Kempton said...

I love the awesome texture on your tropical flair card! Beautiful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your summer fun time card will be appreciated on Father's Day, as it is right now. Gorgeous card. beautifully created. Love the little umbrella drink...cool!

Tami Black said...

I did not want this set and I adore this card. Why do you fantastic ladies get those sets I see no value in and make them rock! Here's another one to add to my list -- YOU ENABLED ME! Fabulous job!

Connie Babbert said...

The distressed look to this card is wonderful! I LOVE that set...my favorite right now!

Lisa said...

This is a great card! The card background looks like a grass shack and the bright colors are just perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

OOOH...i like how the flowered background looks here! Fantastic way to use the color combo!!

GCgirl said...

I am lovin' the texture and the distressing...it really offsets these vibrant colors :-)

GCgirl said...

I am lovin' the texture and the distressing...it really offsets these vibrant colors :-)

Barbara said...

I can so see my hubby wearing a shirt like this! He loves Hawaian shirts....me, not so much. BUT, I DO love this card! Great job with this color combo!!

Basement Stamper said...

love the retro distressed look on this card, looks just like the beach.

Lori said...

Perfect colors for a tropical card!

Connie Paxman said...

Love the look margaret...and this texture plate is one of my fav's...
Love how you challenged yourself with stamping and embossing..
Awesome job.
connie paxman

Jane Bosi said...

I love this--especially like the Father's Day stamp...I've wondered for years how to use that one!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great "tropical" Father's Day Card!!! So fun and I love the background textured like that!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great Father's Day card! It looks like a shirt my husband would wear!!

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