Monday, April 13, 2009

New Color Challenge - my entry

One of our creative Close To My Heart consultants has recently begun a fun color challenge on her blog. I missed out on the first week because I was too busy with Easter prep, but I jumped right in on this week's challenge.

You can play too, even if you don't have the CTMH colors called for; just use something similar you already own. This week's color challenge uses Sorbet, Tulip, and White Daisy (I added Chocolate to my color palette). If you're a Stampin' Up! user, I recommend substituting Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White.

Here's my card, a sneak preview of our May Stamp of the Month, Be Yourself. I also use the Argyle Backgrounds stamp set.

I based my card on the "Upright" sketch from Originals, a 3.5 x 8 inch card. I just twisted my image squares to give a little more playful feeling, otherwise I used the exact sketch measurements and design.

Because I had so much going on, I limited my embellishments to color coordinated brads in Sorbet and Tulip, and teeny tiny Sparkles rhinestones on two of the images.

I carried my design and color scheme inside the card as well. I simply stamped my interior image in Tulip to make it stand out more, and the sentiment in Sorbet. I added a strip of my argyle background on a Chocolate base to the bottom of the card interior just for some design repetition.

Please post a link to your card in a comment; I'd love to see your designs! If you'd like to visit the KJ's Stamp Pad to follow her color challenge yourself, visit her here.

Remember, this stamp set is not available until May 1st. If you have any other questions regarding the Close To My Heart products used here (or in any of my other posts), just leave a comment or drop me an email at If you'd like to shop for products used here, visit the online shopping portion of my website!


  1. Lori, I really like all the detail of your card. I haven't liked this stamp set until now. Maybe I should get it out and play with it.

  2. this card is great! I love the way you used the colors. Thanks for playing along!

  3. I love the way this card turned out. This is fast becoming my favorite set.


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