Saturday, June 15, 2013

Just Us Girls #193 - Color Challenge

Hi friends!  There's a great color challenge going on over at Just Us Girls this week!  Nancy is the hostess with the mostest this week and the colors she chose are
Aqua, Harvest Gold, Kraft, and White.

I needed a card for my father-in-law for Father's Day.  I really like this card I made for him.  It seems when I make a card with someone in mind, it seems to always come together extra special!  My FIL really won't see this card because he is 90% blind.  He has glaucoma and has had some botched surgeries.  I feel so sorry for him, but he never complains.  That's why I always want to make special cards for him.
I started by choosing the Super Star stamp set from WPlus9.  I embossed the starburst with white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock and then cut it out with a round nestie.  I backed it with another circle from So Saffron cardstock (I didn't have Harvest Gold).  The banner was hand cut from Aqua Mist cardstock and I ran it through a star embossing folder.  The striped background was stamped with Sahara Sand and So Saffron ink with a stamp from Background Basics:  Retro Papertrey Ink stamp set.  I used the Monarch Border die from My Favorite Things in So Saffron and added it to the striped paper.  The "Dad" stamp is from the Super Star set and was embossed in aqua ep from Zing and cut with a scalloped rectangular nestie.  The ribbon is SU's kraft taffeta and the little tag is a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Super Star as well stamped in Sahara Sand.  The saffron and aqua stars are from the Western Star Border die from MFT.  They are the negative pieces.   This is a larger 5" x 5" card.

I used this sketch from Deconstructed Sketch as inspiration for the card.  It seems I haven't made a card with lots of layers in a while and it felt good to do a more intricate card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps:  Super Star (WPlus9 Designs), Background Basics:  Retro (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  PTI white and aqua mist, so saffron and kraft (SU)
Ink:  So saffron, sahara sand, Versamark
Accessories:  Monarch and Western Star border dies (MFT), MS tag punch, SU kraft taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, Zing aqua embossing powder, Cuttlebug star embossing folder, dimensionals



Marisa said...

Great use of the colours and the sketch!! Love and need that star EF you used.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice use of the sketch - perfect colors for Father's Day!

Nancy said...

Oh how be 90 % blind. This card is Wonderful hit the colors out of the park! That star stamp is so cool!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute card, Lisa! LOVE the colors and you used the sketch perfectly!

Hey, drop me an email as soon as you can, please! tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com


Patrice said...

So pretty - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Elise said...

THIS CARD IS FABULOUS, darlin! Love, love, love, LOVE it! This was one of my FAVORITE color challenges we've done in a long time! YOUR card displays all the reasons why those colors are DYNAMITE!


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