Thursday, November 12, 2009

Diva Color Throwdown

Hi Stamping Friends!

Today I have a double challenge card for you combining a sketch challenge from the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog DCBD153 and the Color Throwdown blog CT68.  I was kinda in the mood to  make some Christmas cards (finally!) but the color challenges so far this wek are no where near Christmasy!  When I first saw these colors, I was at a loss of what to do.  Then I saw the Diva sketch and an idea started forming.  Here are the challenge inspirations:

Really?!  Only Orange, Real Red, and Crushed Curry?  Wow!  Not the colors I was hoping for.  But I have to say, I really like how this card turned out.


Isn't it so bright and cheerful and fun?!  I love Gerbera Daisies and these colors remind me of them.  The Big Shot Daisy #2 die makes cutting these little guys out sooooo easy.  And best of all, you can make them in any color you want, unlike pre-made embellishements which cost a chunk of change and only come in a limited variety of colors.  Can you tell I love my Big Shot?!

The card base is Basic Black, layered with Real Red Textured cardstock.  The daisies are cut out of Real Red, Only Orange and Crushed Curry, with a Circle Fire Rhinestone in each center.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (LOVE this set!) and is punched out using the Modern Label Punch.

Flower Daisies #2  #114520  $19.95


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13 comments:

SnappyStamper said...

Hey - this is awesomely beautiful!!! I saw that you had posted for both challenges right before me... so funny we used the same challenges for one card - lol!!! Have a great week! ~ Arielle

TrishG said...

Very fun and bright and cheery card! Great use of the flowers for this sketch. Love your embellishments and tag too.

HeathersHobby said...

Krystal, I love the colors! I don't have that die yet, but I keep seeing such yummy creations with it!

broni (waterchild12) said...

See there??!! Don't judge the colors before you try them!! That's why it's called a challenge!! And what a fantastic job you did with these colors! Way to throw them down!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown challenge!!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is wonderful, in-your-face super-duper! I love this, another CTD & DIVA combo!!! Thanks for playing with us!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Krystal, you sure made these colors work! Very pretty card! :)

Davi said...

Very Cool Card. I love those flowers!!

Elise said...

YOU are on fire, with these FABULOUS colors! I love these radiant flowers and your fantastic use of the CTD challenge! Wonderful!

Kirsten said...

Wow, what a happy bright and wonderful card. Great use of both challenges, thanks for playing!

dpkennedy said...

Fabulous bold flowers! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Cindy said...

Wow, I REALLY like the flowers, Krystal - they remind me of Gerbera Daisies!

Kristin said...

Oh awesome! Love those daisies!

Tammy Fite said...

WOWSERS!!!