Friday, 5 July 2013

CCC #001 Color Challenge Inspiration !!

Hey Stampers,

Happy Friday !! I am SO excited for todays post !! It's the first EVER Color Challenge for my new blog Catherine and Cathy Create !! Our July Challenge is a sweet Color Combo, here is the inspiration:

I chose this fun combo, and I interpret the colors as Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple and Basic Black. A combo that I would NEVER think to use on my own, but I really love it !! I actually ended up making 2 cards for this challenge, and of course couldnt decide which one to use - so you get a 2 for 1 deal here today !! Hahaha. Here is card #1 !!

Isn't that CUTE !?! I so love the Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die. I used it to cut out 3 flowers in the Coastal Cabana, and then sponged all the edges with Coastal Cabana ink. I folded up the petals, and adhered the layers together with Dimensionals. The smallest flower also get a Black Glimmer Brad - so glamorous ! I punched out 3 branches from the Bird Punch to layer behind them. That awesome sentiment piece is from the new Hostess set called Express yourself - 12 awesome greetings that are a total must have ! I love all the punches that I layered it with as well. Really makes it pop !!

Now on to Card #2 !!

Isn't that COOL ?! I am so loving the new trendy Polaroid shape ! I just took a rectangular piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, and used one of the Squares Framelits to cut out the window !! So easy ! I layered a square of Whisper White behind it using Dimensionals. On my square, I stamped the fun layer cake from the Make A Cake stamp set with some Jet Black StazOn and used my Blender Pen to color the bottom layer with Coastal Cabana ink. That tiny bit of Paper Piecing on the middle layer uses a scrap of DSP from the Birthday Basics paper pack. This cake is really easy to paper piece - such easy layers to cut out and layer ! Its hard to tell on the photo, but the top layer of my cake is covered with Dazzling Details - lots of fun sparkle ! I layered my polaroid onto a splattered background of Whisper White. I made the splatters using my Aqua Painter and Ink Refills. Loving the Raspberry Ripple and Coastal Cabana together here ! And those punches of black really makes it pop !!

Well, thats it for me today !! Why don't you join us over on Catherine and Cathy Create for our July Color Combo Challenge CCC #001 !! Since it's our fIRST EVER challenge, we have a fun prize for this one !! If you participate you will be entered to win a Stampin' Up! goodie bag valued at $50 !! And if we get 10 or more challengers, we will bump it up to 2 prizes !! So come on over and visit us, link up your project and maybe WIN ! The last day for adding your project is July 31st !

Thanks a lot for coming by today !! Have an awesome weekend and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe: Card #1

Stamp Set: Express Yourself (wood #130336, clear #130339)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad #131175

Paper: Raspberry Ripple #126842, Coastal Cabana #131297, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die #115969, Bird Punch #117191, Large Oval Punch #119855, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Basics Glimmer Brads #121003, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845

Recipe: Card #2

Stamp Sets: Make A Cake (wood #132036, clear #126742), Remembering Your Birthday (wood #131347, clear #131350)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad #131175, Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #126852, Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #131164

Paper: Coastal Cabana #131297, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Birthday Basics DSP #130145

Accessories: Squares Collection Framelits #130921, Aqua Painter #103954, Blender Pens #102845, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon #119261, In Color Dahlias #127556, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Dazzling Details #124117


  1. Love, love, love this card!!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks Rexene !! Don't forget to enter your CCC challenge !! LOL

  2. Really great cards Catherine.

  3. Both great cards. Love the color combo.

    1. Thanks so much Dale !! Not a combo I would normally use, but I think it works!! :)

  4. Luv both cards Catherine. I haven't purchased the Floral Fusions die yet, but looking at your floral card I think I just might have to! So Cute! I like the polaroid idea too. Really sets off that cake. TFS.

    1. Thanks a lot Penny !! Oh the Floral Fusion is a must ... and so cheap !! I know, I can see me using this Polaroid idea a LOT ! Thanks for visiting !

  5. Love your cards - as always, but I really fell for the second one.

  6. It's amazing how you can design both a refined card and a funkier one. I really admire your designing talents!

    miss Mary

    1. Thanks so much Mary for those kind words !! Hugs to you