This card is for today's Color Challenge (CC256) to use basic gray, bravo burgundy, and crushed curry, with the dessert option of using text.
Last week I purchased an older set of SU Stampin' Pastels on eBay and they arrived in yesterday's mail. I have just a very limited supply of SU inks, so I was really excited to have an expanded collection of SU colors and couldn't wait for today's color challenge to try them out!! I have to say that this set of colors really pushed me out of my comfort zone :)
I had to substitute (retired) SU baroque burgundy and SU summer sun (through my new set of pastels) for the bravo burgundy and crushed curry. I used the only gray card stock I have in my stash and some darker gray chipboard in place of basic gray.
I created the main panel of my card using a combination of the poppin' pastels and stampin' pastels technique and an image from the SU Botanical Blooms set. For dessert: the panel of text is the definition of "dream" stamped in charcoal. This is a stamp from the retired set Well-Defined Backgrounds by The Angel Company. I tied a length of burgundy embroidery floss (unfortunately it looks awfully dark in the photo, more brown than burgundy. Really--in real life, it complements nicely!) around the card and tied it through a white button. Done!
This is the first time I've worked with pastels and I really had fun trying them out. I'm so excited to have so many more colors in my tool kit now!!
Thanks, Betty, for stretching me with this challenge!!
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Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 GMT Views: 1496
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Tue, Feb 02, 2010 @ 8:17 AM
Great job with your 'new to you' pastels. You'll love having them. Your card turned out so soft and pretty - nice layout. love the tied thread and button... Very nice... :)
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Tue, Feb 02, 2010 @ 8:52 AM
Love your layout and resourcefulness and a completely lovely card!!
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