Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Color Throwdown #151

Hi friends!  I'm here to share the card I made and today's palette at the Color Throwdown, where I'm your hostess!  Check out the palette our team came up with:
As you can see, I chose to work with part of the palette, vs trying to use ALL of these pretty colors.  Laura's Rainbows and Clouds dies and stamps were our inspiration this week:
My chosen colors from the expansive palette came straight from Lauren's Spring Is Here paper.  Today was the perfect opportunity for me to finally use it!!  Isn't the combo purty?!  Love it!!  I cut the rainbow from my patterned paper found in the Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 2 set.  I layered it on my circle by adhering the three stripes with Scor-Tape on the reverse side (small pieces that spread across the three stripes in different areas).  I left the tape backing intact and added a few small pieces of dimensional tape. 
Now, I know my rainbow looks offset, but it's NOT!  I promise!!  The bottom edges of my rainbow are perfectly aligned...I just used the clouds as an optical illusion.  I offset them as much as I could without revealing the edges of the rainbow.  Cool effect, huh?  I layered my circle and rainbow on another piece of my Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 2 paper cut from Lauren's new label cut file, Be Dazzled.
I layered some Saffron ribbon and satin, 'gold' ribbon on top to thread through my label die and create a double looped bow.  Tied it down with a green button from my stash and finished everything off with dimensional tape ;]  EASY, girly card, for a very, VERY dear friend of mine, Kristin Daugherty.  It's her birthday today, so I wanted to whip up a late card for her (she knows me well, and doesn't expect to receive any cards on time from me :).  So, with any luck, I'll stick this in the mail tomorrow and she'll have it by Saturday.

Oh, and my layout was inspired by the very talented Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #20.  Check it out:
That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to check out the rest of the team.  Some of our gals are taking a break, and some are playing along.  I'm linking everyone because I know they all would appreciate a little love if you're in a commenting mood ;]  
Keva ~ July Guest Designer

Have a great week and weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card! I love the illusion with the rainbow - so clever! Theresa x

Laura Pryor said...

WOW!!!! Kristin, another brilliant way to use the rainbow die!! I just LOVE love love the offset clouds!! This is totally gorgeous! Your friend will love it! Thanks!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I freakin' LOOOOOVE the offset look of this! Totally adorable idea, that I am going to CASE the first chance I get!

Broni said...

Fabulous, Kristin! I love your choice of the rainbow colors and how you used the optical illusion of the offset clouds!!

dpkennedy said...

This is fabulous! I love that the rainbow is "offset" too! Really pretty colors you chose-beautiful card!

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful, creative way to offset the rainbow! Gorgeous presentation. ;)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

OMG Kristin, what a SWEET card! I really like these dies... perhaps I should get some for myself :)

Andrea M said...

Kristin! This is STUNNING!!! WOW! Love this girlie!

Anonymous said...

This is OMG! Gorgeous!!!!! Stunning, and the use of colors is perfection!

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