Today's color challenge is -
Colleen starts us out with this wonderful card:
This card was so much fun to make! Using an emboss resist technique (which I love to do), I stamped the "Bare Tree Duo" from Technique Junkies with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white. Next I sponged over the trees with Distress ink in various fall shades of color. The embossed image will "resist" the colors and stay white. I wiped the excess ink off of the trees with a dry cloth so the white popped against the color. What a cool look you get with this technique! Starting with an A2-sized brown cardbase, I cut the next layer down to 4 x 5.25 and then the final layer (the trees) to 3.75 x 4.75. I cut the trees into thirds, centered them on the 4 x 5.25 card layer, and used liquid glue to adhere them (you may have to tweak down the size a little to have enough space between them). Liquid glue gives you a little wiggle room to place your object exactly where you want it before it dries. Its great when you want exact placement of an item. To finish up, I wrapped a blue ribbon around it and added a "Love" sentiment. I adhered the finished product onto the card base using fun foam. There you have it!
This is how Gracie used the colors -
I used 2 stencils to make the background . The 1st is a Prima stencil and I used Tim Holt Distress Inks (dried marigold, peacock feathers, tea dye, and fried brick) to add subtle color. The 2nd stencil is from Clear Scraps. I sponged it with US baked brown sugar. The deer is a Silhouette file. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and is stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa and clear embossing powder. I mounted the front onto the same brown cs I used to cut the deer then put it on a cream cs base. ~Gracie
I love how both designers used trees in their cards, they are perfect with the colors. - Denise