January 5, 2010

When I saw today's color challenge I was really stumped! Today's colors are: Handsome Hunter, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, with the optional addition of pink somewhere on our cards. The optional pink could be anything we wanted, but not card stock.

It really took me awhile to come up with something that I thought might work. I decided to try out my new SU Trendy Trees stamp set. I stamped the tree branches using Handsome Hunter ink and then the tree tops using, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, and Regal Rose.

My background is embossed using my Cuttlebug embossing folder called leafy branch. This particular folder doesn't have emobssing all over, it's more spaced out and I wanted the embossing to be all over my background. I ended up running my card stock through my folder one way and then I turned my card stock around and ran it through my Cuttlebug again. I did this so that I would end up with more of the embossing showing. I guess it's hard to see in my picture, but it worked.

Well, my husband just popped in while I'm writing this and he said he doesn't like my card, oh well! I tried, but these colors were really hard to work with. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: White, Handsome Hunter, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Rose Romance
Supplies: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Leafy Branch EF, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Technique: Dry Embossing, 2 Step Stampin Pin It


Dawn Mercedes said...

This is GORGEOUS! WOW!! Those trees are so tempting!

Alissa said...


TrishG said...

Cute. Love the bright bold colors and ribbon. Nice simple and fun tree card.

Karen Howard said...

Don't listen to your hubby on this... mine says the same thing every now and then but I believe it is just a difference in taste! This card is wonderful and I think you did a marvelous job with the colors!!!

Nancy said...

Lovely use of the colours for the challenge!!