March 13, 2014


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Now on to this week's new challenge. We have a color challenge this week:

I added lots of white space in this week's card:

I quadruple layered my cardstock colors. Here are the layers I used:
  • Old Olive: 4 1/4" x 11", scored in the center at 5 1/2" and folded
  • Basic Black: 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Strawberry Slush: 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper White: 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
For the top layer, I embossed the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder twice diagonally, facing each other and leaving about an inch in-between the embossings:

I then added a strip of Basic Black Chevron Ribbon in the 1" space between the embossings. I glue the ribbon to the back of the cardstock and glue the panel to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it height. 

I then stamped 3 hexagons using the Six-sided Sampler stamp set, cut them out with the coordinating Hexagon Punch and glued them in place using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used:
  • Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
  • Inks: Old Olive, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
  • Accessories: Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Pearl Jewels
  • Stamps: Six-sided Sampler
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
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  1. Love the texture on your card! Love the little pearls you added. The hexagons look great sitting center stage! Great job on the color combo this week!

  2. I love the creative way you used the embossing folder! Lots of beautiful details on this! Gorgeous card!

  3. The slanted embossing on your card looks lovely Debbie, how very creative indeed. The little pearls add such a delicate touch to an already delicate design. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  4. Your card is such an interesting combination of texture and shapes and combined with all of the layers it is a real Wow! Love it!

  5. You are SO creative! I love how you did the diagonal direction using the embossing folders, ribbon and hexagons! So unique and eye-catching! Great job on the challenge this week!

  6. You are such an inspiration! I can always count on you for clever creations! P.S. - I LOVE your new photo!! ;o)

  7. Gorgeous! What a unique design....the lace embossing folder used diagonally is so clever! I love everything about this card, you really did an awesome job on this challenge!

  8. WOW...that is an embossing set that I've not used in a long time....loving how you embossed it at an angle...fabulous!!! Very pretty color combo!


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