Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dare to Put a Twist on some Classics!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! It's time for another Color Dare! This week, Riley has us using a twist on the classic pink, green, brown scheme for CD#101: Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Early Espresso.

Now, truthfully, I rarely use regal rose. In fact, I probably use it less than any other pink. But oh my, with this early espresso, I love it! I will be using it more now, for sure! All of my products here are from Stampin' Up! I used an early espresso card base, and added a large layer of regal rose, embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder in my Big Shot. I rounded 2 opposite corners just for a simple detail. The layer is embellished with striped grosgrain ribbon and a large antique brad. The whole layer is popped up on dimensionals. The main image is from Style Beautiful...a new set for me. I stamped with my early espresso craft ink spot on very vanilla, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used my blender pen to color in the image with the old olive and regal rose ink pads, then added a layer of old olive card stock. The sentiment is from You're a Gem, and it fit perfectly in my 1" circle punch! I sponged it lightly and popped it up with a dimensional. I still needed just a little something, so I added 3 basic jewel pearls. Love the contrast on the dark card base!

For the inside, I used my markers to color a sentiment from On Your Birthday and the corner image is from Style Beautiful. I meant to use my regal rose marker on the verse. Oops. Not re-doing it!

Hope you enjoy this color scheme...Join us and upload your beautiful creations! Be sure to use keyword CD#101.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. What an elegant card Kim! Love the ribbon treatment!

  2. Ooooh, the Regal Rose just pops off the Early Espresso! Very pretty! Love the ribbon treatment and the pearl accents, too. :)

  3. Love your card this week, Kim! That ribbon looks fantastic and I like how you decorated the inside! I am like you, I don't use RR very often either, but I sure liked it with this combo! WTG!

  4. Great card, Kim, inside and out. I like how you place the little pearls around the "Enjoy", and how you gathered the ribbon.

  5. WOW!! What a gorgeous card! I love how you did the ribbon, the texture and the peals! LOVELY! It's going to be great getting to know you while being on the DT togehter!

  6. You know, pinks in general scare me ;) but your card is really pretty, love the layout!

  7. Love the way you attached your brad to your ribbon...SO CUTE!!!

  8. Beautiful! Love the texture and cinched-up ribbon! :)