Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lime and Gray Colorway and a Bonus


Interesting color combo, wouldn't you say? Our own Dream Team-mate, Lee, challenged us to use this colorway of lime and gray. Great pop of color against the gray. I did throw in a bit of orange because of the bit in the patterned paper (Michael's Recollections line). Going with the leafy theme, I ran the Branch stencil through the Big Shot with this blue-gray cardstock. The embossed square was wrapped with this fabulous hemp cord (True Hemp Crafter's Cord) and layered over a large panel of the Mercart Aluminum, which was machine embossed with the Jungle Leaves stencil and sponged with alcohol inks. Then I added a strip of orange paper ink-stenciled with the Thanks sentiment.

 This second card is another variation on the leafy theme with the same colorway. Since I had all the supplies readily available, I decided to create another card following the sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers from last week (SCS349). This one is simpler...no metal on this one, and I used the ink transfer technique for the two squares. This is done by inking your stencil a shade or two darker than the original cardstock and running through your embossing machine with the cardstock, transferring the ink only on the background portion of the image. Kind of cool, huh? And sooooo easy! The sentiment was run through the machine with Core-dinations cardstock and then sanded to reveal the word. I really enjoyed this challenge, and I really think you will, too! Visit the rest of the team (listed at right) for more inspiration, and play along with us! Just link to the Dream It Up! blog using the Mr. Linky widget.

9 comments:

kristi said...

what fun cards! Love the way you used the color...very cool

Wendy said...

I LOVE THE SPLASH OF ORANGE!!!! Great job Pam!!

Liz Martin said...

Love your "variations on a theme." I agree - it's easier to make two or more cards while you have all the coordinating materials at hand.

Lee Kellogg said...

Lovely cards Pam, I really like how you brought the colors together.

Louise said...

Great cards Pam. I love how the color transfer came out on the second card, very pretty!

Laura Drahozal said...

I love the way you used that metal with the leaves. I also really enjoy the play of the embossed colored leaves versus the embossed gray leaf.

SherylH said...

Two beautiful cards! Lime green is definitely not one of my used colours but it sure works here.

Terrece said...

I really like the way you did the ink transfer through your embosing machine. I am definately going to try that one.......as soon as I find my machine!! Ha-ha!

Francoise said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colour scheme and the variations. Very subtle little touches here and there like the brads.

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