Wednesday, June 4, 2008

SCS COLOR CHALLENGE 169 REAL RED * SOFT SKY * BLUE BAYOU

This doesn't happen very often, but I really like this card! (I usually don't get too excited about my own work ... I think they call that lack of self confidence? LOL!) I showed it to DH this morning, and he crunched up his nose and said, "is the star supposed to be obscure like that?". He didn't like it! That's unusual too ... he usually likes my cards, although sometimes I think he says he does just to humor me! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!

I used this week's SCS Color Challenge (CC169) of Real Red, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou ... perfect combo for 4th of July! My card was completely inspired by THIS CARD by elizard on SCS. The layout of elizard's card really caught my eye! The large star is a chipboard piece from On Board Accents, covered in Real Red Prints DP.

RECIPE
Stamps: Independence Day, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Summer Picnic DP, Blue Bayou and Real Red PRINTS DP, Real Red, Soft Sky, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Blue Bayou Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: On Board Accents, Styled Silver HPH Star Brads
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen

Edited to Add: Marta asked where she can get the awesome star brads on this card .... they are from the Stampin' Up! Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware in the Occasions Mini Collection 2008 (pg. 7). Click HERE to view.

17 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think it is awesome!! I love the big star!!

Pam Clay said...

That sounds like a man! The star is great and I love your mix of patterns, too!

Mauna said...

I love the star just like it is!! You can pat your self on the back...you did a "star" job. What do men know---their taste is all in their mouth hehehee.

June Houck said...

This is a GREAT card. Perhaps your DH prefers symmetrical shapes...I used to be that way, anyway. This card IS wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love it Nancy! The star is perfect. My dh would say the same thing LOL! They just don't get art!

Alexandra said...

I am in LOVE with this Nancy - totally awesome card, I can see why you like it! Love that giant star, totally cute on this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

stampbirr said...

I love it, especially the hph!

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

This card is AWESOME!!! I LOVE it tooooo!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Yah! this card ROCKS Nancy! I love that star...it's wicked. LOVE the brads at the bottom too...just used ONE for the first time today...lol. I'm trying not to hoard things ;)

M Fosco said...

I really like your card a lot - I'm wondering where you got the brads - they are awesome. Marta

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy. I love all the layers.
Hugs and smiles

Kim said...

WOW!! Great color combo! Love those DSP together!

Dottie K. said...

This card is lovely. I love the big star. :)

Silke said...

Nancy - your card is fantastic - love how you've used the CC. Perfect July 4th card!!!

Angie Tieman said...

OOoh, I think it's super! A perfect mix! MAybe he doesn't like that funky, wonky star, but I like funky and wonky!

Antoinette said...

I absolutely love this card! I just cased it on my site (http://www.polymerific.com/blog/).
~Antoinette~

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi, Nancy!! My hubby and I think we fixed our computer!! Woohoo...I've been having Nancy Riley withdrawals (wink)!!! This card is fantastic...love the colors and the large star!