Sunday, September 16, 2012

Colour Combo for JAI #135

I know, I know, nothing for months and now two post in a matter of days. Well the car racing is on the telly, what can I say. LOL I really need to make display cards for my workshops and what better way to get some inspiration than to participate in a blog challenge.

Today I am going to share a card I have made for JAI #135 challenge. To enter you must use these four colours.

I have used a nifty little idea i discovered while playing around with my Big Shot Edgelits. I used the scalloped edgelit die from the Adorning Accents set. If you rotate the die and line the points up in the center of each scallop you end up with the cute ric rak strip.  

Tip: Use a small piece of contact tape to hold die in place before cutting.

This one is right! Pink Pirouette, Olive Green and Real Red

The flowers are stamped from Stampin' Up's Betsy's Blossoms and I gave them a two tone look by inking in Pink Pirouette and then using a dauber directly onto the stamp to add some Real Red ((Rose Red first card!)). I used the same technique on the Papillon Potpourri butterfly but added some Green Olive as well. The quote comes from Fabulous Florets.

This is my first card I did in the WRONG colours!

 I hope you like my card and do have a go at making the Ric Rak, its very easy to do with great results.


Christine Blain said...

Dani, this is beautiful - love your scalloped ric rac! Thanks for sharing that clever tip; I'll be sure to give it a try. I would love to see a version of this card using Real Red, if you have it.

Dani art 4 U said...

OMG! I did't even realize Just looked at the buttons thinking it was rose red. I will try to get one done in the correct colours. So sorry

Nikki Spencer said...

Ha...just had a bit of a giggle here Dani and l have to fess up to doing the exact same thing, colour and Lucky l re-checked the challenge before l posted mine...:0) Great card regardless and your ric rac info is duly noted, TFS that technique & for playing at JAI this week.

Christine Blain said...

LOVELY! Your version with Real Red is gorgeous ... so glad you could work with the challenge colours, to make an equally beautiful card, Dani. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

KimB said...

Thanks for sharing both versions with us Dani - they are both lovely. I really love the multi tones you achieve using the daubers. I'll remember your ric rac tip too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

love the ricrac using the adorning accents..Clever!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week

Narelle Farrugia said...

Dani this is fabulous - how clever is this idea with the ric rac?!!! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!