Saturday, 19 May 2012

Pool Poppy Black

The color combo challenge at Create With Connie & Mary this week is awesome!  Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Basic Black.  I decided to use this week's Freshly Made Sketch challenge which is a great sketch that really appeals to the accountant in me due to its delicious symmetry LOL.  As luck would have it, this card also qualifies for the SUO Challenge this week which is to use 3D flowers.

Here is my card:

There's lots of heat embossing going on with this card.  I embossed En Francais in clear on the card base and also embossed it on the DSP layer.  On the DSP layer, I lightly sponged over the top with Poppy Parade ink to highlight the embossing a bit more.



Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  En Francais; Warmest Regards
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Pool Party; 2010-12 In Color DSP; Everyday Enchantment DSP; Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black; Versamark; Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch; In Color Brads; Clear EP

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Annette said...

Karren, it looks like you have covered all these challenges so well. A beautiful card.

Jen Timko said...

Fabulous, fabulous card! Love the colors and your choice of DSP. The flower is so great! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week! (BTW, this qualifies for the SUO Challenge too)

Jen Timko said...

Oh yea! You linked it at SUO too. Again, love it!

Linda Callahan said...

These colors are striking together! Great card!

Christine Blain said...

What a beautiful, dramatic, card Karren!

Deb said...

Wow!! This is so elegant and rich looking! You used these challenge colors perfectly!! I love the flower, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Jen said...

Great mix of colors. This is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

I really like the way the embossing looks over the top of the DSP! I hadn't ever thought of that, but it looks great! Love the 3D flower. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Love how you used just a little of pool party in here! And such a pretty 3D flower too! Thanks for playing along this week with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and the SUO challenge too!

Debbie Henderson said...

I really like the poppy panels and your wonderful flower! So glad you joined CCMC this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Great combination of both challenges...love the embossed panels and beautiful flower! Striking! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Love the heat embossed background. Very elegant! And the flower is beautiful as well. Great job with the colors and thanks for joining us oveer at Create with Connie and Mary.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful use of colors to give a dynamic contrast! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.