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Friday, March 16, 2012

CSS Color Combo Challenge


Welcome to the Center Stage Spotlight March blog hop! If you arrived here from Karen's wonderful blog, you are on the right track, but if you didn't and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, jump back over to Stamp TV where you'll find the list of everyone participating in the hop. 

Our hop this time is a color combo challenge based on this fun set of dishes from Pier 1. Thanks to Melissa Shultz for this fabulous inspiration photo and great color combo. These colors just shout spring to me, and I am definitely in the mood for spring!

 


 
Here is the card I created for the hop. It is a fairly straightforward card, but I discovered that in all of the patterned paper I own, I didn't have any with this color combo, so I decided to go for a more CAS look on this card. This fun label from the Gina K Designs Framed Greetings set was a great substitute for patterned paper. I colored the label, flowers, and butterfly with Copics and then cut it out with the Spellbinders Labels 16. The greeting, which is from the Framed Greetings set also, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the next larger label die from the Labels 16 set to make the yellow layer, which is Pure Luxury Lemon Drop. The background is Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea and the green strip is Pure Luxury Green Apple. Some lines of holes poked along the top and bottom and a couple of pieces of ribbon easily finished this quick thank you card.

Thanks for hopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment at each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 20) we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Head on over to Linda's beautiful blog to see what she had made for you with these beautiful colors.

86 comments:

Miesje said...

Love this. That is some great coloring and perfect ribbon choices!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous card- love that pierced border and the ribbons are a great addition!

Cheri said...

This is fantastic, Kay. I love ribbon and you've inspired me.

Payne Holler Cards said...

you matched up the color challenge so perfectly - love how you did the ribbon!

joy said...

Love the double ribbon and paper piercing.

redwasher1 said...

Totally gorgeous!!! You rocked it!!!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Kay! Love that ribbon treatment!

Sharri said...

Kay - Gorgeous card! I love the double ribbon and the label with the paper piecing!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Kay I love the design and the ribbons.

Allison said...

Kay...this is just beautiful!! Really love this card and LO!

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

What a lovely thank you card. the colours are gorgeous.

Riette said...

Beautiful layering!

Carolina said...

Beautiful card - love all the layers, the double ribbon and the rows of piercing is the perfect touch!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh so bright & cheery!

Olga said...

The card is elegant! Great color combo!

Theresa Momber said...

So, so pretty, Kay! Love the way you colored the image!

terrie said...

What a lovely card that you made..I like the double ribbon.
well done

Robin K said...

Aren't you clever? I'll remember that next time I can't find the color of paper I want... and use my Copic markers. Beautiful card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

How pretty - great to see this set here. Your "patterned paper" turned out perfectly - great idea.

^A^ngel said...

Very nice... beautiful colors...
Thanks for sharing!

Cherie said...

Love the layers with cardstock and ribbon. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kelly said...

Great card! Matches the color challenge perfectly! ;)

buggin2stamp said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how you colored the main image with the colors.

~ Connie said...

So beautiful! LOVE THESE COLORS and how you put them all together.

Leslie Turner said...

Gorgeous card with awesome colors! And what a fun hop! Thanks for the chance to participate! :)

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful card. Anyone would love getting a card like this.

Sandy said...

Nice job!! You gals are so talented!

Lynne said...

Labels 16 is my favorite die. You made a lovely card with it.

Gail Goodman said...

Love your work. I will be back frequently.

ajax said...

You really did well with the coloring of this card. It is so elegant. Thanks

pamselinski said...

An extremely beautiful thank you. I think these are my all time favorite colors

Robin said...

Oh so pretty and lovely coloring.

MizMaryAnn said...

Such a pretty card. You've covered all the colors.

RuthAnn said...

Great card and use of these fresh
colors. Thank you for sharing. RuthAnn

MCH said...

Hi Kay - good use of the colors - loved the way you used the ribbons!

Carol E said...

Very pretty card, thank you for sharing it.

Wide Eyed Stamper ~ Craft n Be Happy said...

GORGEOUS! love that stamp set and those colors really set it off perfectly!

Janice said...

I love how you colored the label. Really pretty!

Sonia said...

What a lovely card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a lovely card..and those ribbons along with the label really are beautiful together.

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a nice card ^_^

naneruth said...

Very pretty and nice design.

Arlene said...

Love your card. It looks like I will have to buy another Spellbinder label set. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

What a pretty card - I love the double ribbons!

sandyh said...

great job on the coloring! who needs dp? lol!
(plus i really love the photo in your header!!!)

Lynn B. said...

Great way to incorporate all the colors in the sample. GORGEOUS card!

itzamitzi said...

I really like all the layers around the main image, and that is colored so beautifully.

Lilyzee said...

Lovely card. Beautiful coloring.

Ava Gavloski said...

Kay your card is so classic. Love how the plain card stock pop's the stamps so well!!! very nice
ava

maryc1254 said...

Love the design and the ribbons.

zehra said...

This is a gorgeous stamp, I love the card and the ribbon

Pattie J. said...

beautiful card, love the ribbons.

elizabeth said...

Very pretty. Great stamp choice.

scrapdiva77 said...

Beautiful color combo showcases your stamp and copic choice so nicely

Sharon said...

LOVE absolutely everything about your card!

MyAuntKath said...

So love this card! I just tried to color this stamp and it is a real challenge! Yours is beautiful!

Carol said...

Oh, this is so pretty, you did a wonderful job!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Scrapacat said...

I love that set. I need to ink it up. Great inspiration. ~ky

Scottieboysthree said...

Great card. I love all the ribbon.

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful card thanks so much for sharing

Nona said...

Love the three layers of die cuts. They really bring your focus in on the message. Nicely done!

Teresa said...

Beautiful love this card. Everything comes together perfectly! Hugs, Teresa

Mama said...

Simple but darling!

bridget22868 said...

Kay, I really liked the coloring on this card and the flowers are just awesome! Great job!

Jan said...

Beautiful card.

Jan said...

Lovely card

Kris said...

I adore CAS cards and yours is stunning!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Barbara Bryant said...

These colors have produced some awsome cards

Angie said...

Gorgeous card Kay! Love your coloring on the flowers and the butterfly so pretty!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely Kay! I like how you colored in the stripes on the frame, I have to get my hands on this set one of these days...

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! The label dies add such interesting dimension!

stampqueen said...

Pretty card!!! I love the labels stamps!!!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

terri feierabend said...

I like the double ribbons it added a nice touch.

Lisa H. said...

What a pretty card! I really like how you used two ribbons, it's really lovely.

Joyce T. said...

love the double ribbons and the use of the spellbinders. very nicely done.

Gayle said...

Kay, pretty card, love the coloring on those stripes.

Lagene said...

Fantastic design!

NJMullins said...

THis is such a crisp looking card- clean and polished. Great job!

FrancineB said...

Lovely card. I like the striped focal fat and the ribbons you used. Very eye-catching.

Judi P said...

Simple but elegant!

Judi{

Oneofakind said...

Love the framed greeting with the stripes!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great Frame and greeting. I liek the ribbon you used.

Melinda said...

Awesome job with the ribbon and paper piercing, beautiful!

Melinda said...

Love the ribbon and paper piercing, beautiful