Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dare to Use Old and New!!

It's Wednesday, and my camera works! That means I completed AND can post another Color Dare challenge card! WooHoo!!

Riley (Color Dare hostess) pulled out some blues and greens that I never would have put together on my own. (Thanks, Riley!) Taken with Teal and Kiwi Kiss are retired, but I have a healthy stash still around. The other colors are Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. My first instinct was to bring out whisper white, so even using very vanilla as my neutral was a challenge!

All materials are from Stampin' Up! The card base is kiwi, layered with the teal and vanilla. I ran the vanilla through the Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The main image, layered on artichoke, is from the new Friends Never Fade stamp set. I colored this stylized flower with markers, adding a bit of So Saffron. I had fun with the blossoms...colored with baja first, then I "thumped" my teal marker on the stamp to add more color. The sentiment is from Because I Care, a new Level 1 Hostess set. I used 3 punches; ticket corner, large oval and scallop oval. The baja ribbon is retired...but you can make some by using a baja breeze re-inker with white satin ribbon! The buttons are "retired" but currently available on the Clearance List!

Hope you like this card...I liked making it!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Kim, this is so pretty! It has a simplicity to it with a few added steps that make it a perfect club card. Lovely!

  2. Very elegant and the colors stunning together. Those are colors I would have never used together -- until I saw your card!

  3. very elegant card -- and the colors are beautiful together.