February 13, 2010

Color Dare

I love the colors in this week's Color Dare - Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Brilliant Blue, and Kraft. Check out these fun pillows from Crate and Barrel:


Here's my DEEsign:


And the DEEtails:

1. I love Kraft cards, so of course I wanted the base to be all Kraft.

2. I started off by cutting 1 1/2" squares out of the challenge colors. I totally made a mistake making this card and didn't realize it until everything was glued down! I used Old Olive instead of Kiwi Kiss. Oops!

3. Then I used my Cuttlebug and the SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits Die and cut out 3 sets of leaves on Naturals White card stock. I used my Therm O Web Adhesive sheets to help glue these down randomly onto the colorful squares. Then I trimmed away the excess from the leaves and rubbed my Adhesive Remover gently over the leaves to remove away any excess stickiness. Then I matted the squares onto some Naturals White card stock cut 1/8" larger.

4. I glued the three squared down onto a Kraft rectangle mat, centered onto the card. I have this neat ruler thing that helps with centering. It's basically a ruler that measures from 6 to 0, then back to 6. Does that make sense? I can't remember where I got it, but I find it quite handy.

5. The final touch is a simple Happy Birthday stamp from my A Little Birthday Cheer set.

18 comments:

  1. Nina, this is just PERFECT!! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare, I hope you'll be coming back! ;)

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  2. Wow, this looks like the fabric in the inspiration piece. I love this great card. Thanks for playing along in the color dare challenge.

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  3. ha, you do love those colors....very clean looking-i like it:)

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  4. Absolutely amazing! You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Dare!
    ~Hugs~
    Patti

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  5. WOW... that's beautiful. I love how you emphasized the kraft...the other colors stand out so well and make a fabulous statement. Great card. Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare. Hope you'll join us again.
    Lori
    CD DT

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  6. Just came over from Color Dare to see this on your blog too - it is absolutely fabulous and your selection for the week is well deserved!!

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  7. I love this! Great way to use that leaf die... TFS! =)

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  8. Wow - what an awesome card!! Such simplicity but so very beautiful and elegant.

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  9. This is a STUNNING creation! I don't have that leaf die, but I wish I did. I saw your blog on Nancy Riley's list.

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  10. This is just so clean and appealing!Love it!

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  11. Simply stunning! I love the clean look and the nice bold colors. Well done!
    CC

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  12. This is so fabulous, I hardly know what to say.

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  13. What a perfect, clean and simple WOW card! I am so saving this to my "cards to CASE" file!! Love it! No wonder you made Nancy's iPICKS!!!

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  14. LOVE this! Colors and layout are perfect!

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  15. Great card for this challenge; I love everything about it: colors, clean and simple, design...thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. i saw this on nancy riley's roundup and filed it away for later CASEing. thanks for the inspiration! here's my take, although i'll probably go back and duplicate yours exactly--LOVE IT! TFS.

    http://justforyoubyjenn.blogspot.com/2010/03/blame-it-on-my-pants.html

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