Thursday, June 17, 2010

Impression Obsession Red Color Challenge

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge over at the IO blog, this time it's the color RED! I usually only use red at Christmas and Valentine's Day, so this is a bit of 'challenge' for me. 
Now onto my card:

I decided I wanted to layer this Flower 2 (just released!)stamp several times, and the thought of coloring and blending each one many times over made me shudder, lol! So I white embossed them instead, and used a sponge dauber to apply the ink. I used Adirondack Cranberry and Watermelon inks, both pretty reds. I love the instant gradation of color you get with sponging ink on, so easy! Just lightly swirl your sponge in a circular motion starting from the center out and you get a natural shading effect. The leaves (Slihouette 7 and Silhouette 2) & behind the flowers were stamped first, in Antique Linen Distress ink. 

The polka dot DP was stamped as well, using Cover-a-Card background stamps. First I stamped the CAC Gradation in Antique Linen Distress Ink, then I stamped directly over it with the Large Polka Dot CAC in Cranberry.
Interesting color combo, eh? I knew that Red was a very strong color, so I used it sparingly and with lots of neutrals. I think it's pretty effective though, I'm liking this card a lot!

You can play along in our red challenge too, check out the details on the IO blog. There is a chance you could win some IO bucks, and trust me, there a bunch of new stamps you have got to see!
For more inspiration, check out the rest of the DT ladies' blogs:

  1. Daniela Dobson
  2. Deborah March
  3. Dina Kowal
  4. Jeanne Streiff
  5. Jenny Gropp
  6. Julie Koerber
  7. Laura Fulcher
  8. Rosemary Marino


  1. The dauber gave you beautifully shaded results on that flower!!! Great card -- all the mixing and matching is so striking!!!

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for the sponge tech idea. Love that flower image too.

  3. It is a really pretty card. Vibrant and soft at the same time. Really lovely!

  4. Oooohhh GORGEOUS!! Love your layering!!

  5. Beautiful! I have to agree with you about not using red except for certain times of year. Glad for the challenge!

  6. If I ever get around to it, I am so going to copy this! It is just gorgeous!!!


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