Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DCBD 112 ~ A Color Challenge

When I see this color combination, I just think Birthday!!!

I have sort of a double challenge in mind here. I am a proud member of the late night stampers design team and this week's challenge is to make some tags.

Tags do not have to be something that's very elaborite, and you can still make something look really nice with not a lot of supplies or effort! So, lets talk about the card with the tag first... I cut some designer series paper down to 4.5" x 3.25" and ran it through my sizzix machine with the new texture z plates. When it came out, I had a gorgeous dry embossed piece to adhere to my pink passion cardstock. Before I did that, I thought that sanding the surface a bit with a sanding block would really make the pattern pop out better, and I am very happy with the result. The rest is all pretty straight forward. I used straight markers to color the image and added some baja ink with a blender pen.

I'm starting to feel like I'm getting back into the swing with my blog. I took a bit of time off to tackle some personal things, and I'm very happy I did! My plan is to start posting daily again, so please check back often!

The second part of this, is an actual tag. I made the base again out of shimmer white cardstock and it is 3.5" x 2.5". it's plenty big for the front of a package, but it is so pretty on it's own! I'm planning a birthday stamp a stack in february and i'm thinking that i should use these colors, or similar colors for one of the projects. I'm very happy with the results here.

Have a great week and please check out the other designer's work here.

Chris Austin
Connie Babbert
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel (Mrs Diva)
Jennifer Van Wart
Julie Semones
Kristen Moore
Lisa Freeman
Selene Kempton
Vivian Swain

6 comments:

Connie said...

Cute card, Selene...great job with the challenge. I haven't made tag card in ages!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great work, I love seeing some good old favorite stamp sets get to come out to play!

Heidi Michel said...

Great job Selene. Love this cake stamp.

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Nice job! I like the DSP you used.

Kristin said...

this is fun! I love the tag and that DSP!

Dannie Graves said...

Cute card! I love the way you incorporated a tag into the layout of your card.