Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let Your Hair Down, CCMC 314

Wow, it's time for another fun challenge from Create with Connie and Mary... today it's a cool color challenge!  They do such a great job creating these challenges!

The colors for us to use this week are Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey and the new In Color, Tangelo Twist!  These colors really look sharp together.  I used Sahara Sand as my neutral background.  The card base is Bermuda Bay (8-1/2" x 5-1/2", fold), a layer of Sahara Sand (3 3/4" x 5 1/8") and a narrow 1/2" strip of Tangelo Twist tucked under the right side of the Sahara Sand, leaving only about 1/8" showing.


I first stamped some dots across the right side of the background,  Next I punched out a square of each color cardstock except for the Bermuda Bay, which I punched from a pattern in the Brights DSP Paper Stack.  I embossed the cardstocks in the Big Shot, laid them out on the background and used the Paper Piercer, foam piercing pad and the square template in the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce around each.  Then I accented each with a Candy Dot.

Lastly I stamped the greeting in Basic Black and quickly embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Viola, clean, simple and a finished birthday card for someone, especially a guy, don't you think?

Stamps:  Let Your Hair Down (new Hostess set, greeting), Gorgeous Grunge (spots)
Inks:  Bermuda Bay (stamped off once before stamping), Basic Black
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand cardstocks; Brights DSP Paper Stack.
Accessories:  1" Square Punch, Paper Piercer, foam Piercing Pad, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Arrows and ZigZag TIEFs, Brights and Neutrals Candy Dots.

Here again is the color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary this week:

Isn't this a great color scheme?  How about taking the challenge and joining us this week for this fun color scheme!  We'd love to see what you do with it!  All you need to know is on the Create with Connie and Mary website, and while you're there, check out the wonderful creations of the Design Team... they always inspire me and I just know you'll also be inspired!

Thanks for visiting this week; Happy Stamping!



Pat Roth said...

I like the simplicity of this card. It would be great used as an invitation and wouldn't tie you down to a specific occasion. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb said...

This is fantastic! Love the piercing and the squares! Fabulous card!!

Lisa Young said...

Sweet card! Love the embossed squares mixed with the designer paper. The paper piercing is a great way to frame them.

Debbie Henderson said...

So clever how you paper-pierced around the squares. I really love the look!

Melissa Davies said...

Great card! I love the layout - so many possibilities for any occasion!

Connie Babbert said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate! I love the layout of your card and the fun greeting...never noticed it in the hostess set before! Great job with the color challenge this week!

Nicole Tugrul said...

This is such a fun card! I love the idea of using squares of different styles with the paper piercing, so cool!

Lisa Martz said...

Well, I just love this! Love the paper piercing around the squares and the saying is GREAT! This is how I feel! Very fun card!

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