Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Artistic Thanks card


One of my favorite tools from the new Idea Book & Catalog is the Color Coach!  Besides giving you an accurate swatch of each Stampin' Up! color, you also have dozens of different color combinations at your fingertips, listed on the backs of the cards.

Shelli Gardner's Creative Challenge this month was to use one of the color combinations from the Color Coach. I don't normally use pink and blue together, so I was up to the challenge given by the combination of Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Early Espresso.  I encourage you to play along!  :)

Anyway, here's my card...

Yes, Artistic Etchings is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets!  Here I have used it with a technique that involves using clear blocks to stamp.  I believe the technique first originated from Sharon Field (at least, that's where I first read about it, on her blog).

Well, I have to run, but thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Artistic Thanks card supplies:
Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, Sweet Shoppe Lower Alphabet
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze Classic
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Metallic Brads, Mini Library Clip, Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Clear Block "A", Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Sponges


  1. I ADORE this layout and the way you balanced all of the colors and patterns is just perfect. Great card! I will have to save the LO for future CASE'ing ;)

  2. See, I never use pink and blue together but you not only managed to pull it off, you did it amazingly well...as always!!! Super job once again.

  3. You did great with the picnk and blue combo. I never put those tow together either, but you made it look great!

  4. Great card Melissa! Lots of little extras that make it one of a kind!


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