Monday, June 3, 2013

Fab Friday #19: Color Pop Card

I am keeping it clean and simple today and using two different challenges.  I started with the Fab Friday sketch (#19):

This sketch is full of possibilities and I was playing with several different options in my head.  I knew right away that I wanted to turn the sketch on its side.  Then I got the notice for SplitcoastStampers technique challenge (TLC432) this week which was to use all neutral colors in your background and then use just one "Pop" of color in the foreground.

I received the Modern Medley paper from the new catalog and immediately thought of it for this challenge because it is all Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  For my "Pop" I wanted something bright that would really stand out.  So, I went with Strawberry Slush (one of the five new In Colors and fast becoming my new favorite color).  The banner was created with a border stamp.

To coordinate the whole card, I used the border stamp (from Mosaic Madness) on the inside too.  The One in a Million stamp set has several of these great sentiments so that you can stamp one on the outside and the finishing one on the inside.  I absolutely love them!

To add a little weight and dimension to this card, I added three pearls colored with a black Sharpie to the bottom edge.  I also matted the two patterns to help them stand out a little more.  This card is destined for Molly, the receptionist at my son's school.  Without her help I would not have been able to make the yearbook as complete as it is.  She is amazing.

Papers: Very Vanilla (#101650), Strawberry Slush (#131295), Modern Medley DSP (#126926)
Inks: StazOn (#101406), Strawberry Slush (#131178)
Stamps: Mosaic Madness (#130249), One in a Million (#126382)
Other Supplies: Stampin' Trimmer (#126889), Pearls (#119247), Decorative Label Punch (#120907)

Mosaic Madness (#130249)
Modern Medley DSP (#126926)
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Petite Pairs (Wood #128706, Clear #122497)

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  1. Love the flipped sketch and all the new fun products on this card. Strawberry Slush looks great with black and vanilla! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. I love the stamping on the banner and the black and white with just a pop of color. It looks great! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. I love the black and white with the strawberry slush! What a great card - simple, yet striking! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  4. Black and white are always so striking together, and the pop of red is such a great accent. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!