Friday, October 5, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week #15


Today's Blogger's Challenge was to use the colors Black and Orange. Of course...I naturally think of Halloween, especially this time of year. So...I wanted to challenge myself to do something a little different than a Halloween or Fall card using those colors.

So.........Ipulled out Pick A Petal and used my favorite polka dot petal, stamped it in Only Orange on Glossy White cardstock and cut out all six petals. I love how vibrant the colors are on Glossy paper. I then used the fun circle stamp for the center, using Basic Black on the Glossy and punching it out with the 1" circle punch and popping it with a dimensional. As I started to pull the card together, I needed something to break up the black background...but my Creepy Crawly paper is made with Pumpkin Pie, not Only Orange...and it has other colors in the paper as well...what to do... Of course, get out my favorite swirl from Baroque Motifs...as a bonus, I haven't used it for a while! It looks good stamped on black with White Craft! Now I needed bold words...this is the only one I could find in my current stash of stamp sets that I thought would work. Guess I need to invest in some word stamps next time I order! Colored some brads with Orange Craft and we are set!

Make sure to check out the others who do the Blogger's Challenge each week (see my sidebar for links). I had a peek at a couple and they are really great!

Sets: Baroque Motif, Pick A Petal, All Holidays
C/S: Only Orange, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: White Craft, Basic Black, Only Orange
Other: 1" circle punch, Paper piercing tool and mat, mini brads, dimensionals

19 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This card is uber adorable. Love your non-Halloween take on Orange and Black! Great job.

Lisa Bohler said...

Connie! I love the combo of stamp sets that you chose! I wouldn't have thought to put them together and yet they work wonderfully on one card!!!! Now I can try something new!

Lisa said...

Connie your Pick a Petal works great for this weeks challenge.

Lauren (mytime) said...

I love the flower going off the frame edge! Great choice for the challenge!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! I used the same set--too funny!

MJ said...

Super card. Love those sets and I don't have either. I just love what you did with the colors. Beautiful

astampingteddy said...

Hi Connie,

I love your card, I never would have thought of that stamp set...
By the way, I've nominated you for the BBF (Best Blog Friend) award. See my blog...

Basement Stamper said...

Great job! Love that great minds think alike, I really tried to stay away from the Halloween them using these colors as well. Love your take on the colors and using the Pick a Petal!

Ida said...

Great card! I love how this all comes together and is not a Halloween themed card. Ida

Lori said...

This looks great! I like the way you arranged the petals and placed the sentiment.

maggie fellow said...

very striking love the whole idea using pick a petal

Karen said...

great card Connie! I really like the swirls on the bg!! very nice!!

rozie640 said...

WOW, very cute, great use of the colors in a non-Halloween card!!!

Barbara said...

WOW! Love the Pick a Petal in orange! GREAT card!

Stefanie said...

Very cool Connie! The black really makes the daisy pop off the card.

Julie Campbell said...

Ahh! So cute! Love that big flower!

Leigh said...

WOW! This is way cool, Connie. I love that you used the orange and black but it's NOT a halloween card. Neat!

tonistamps said...

So bright!!! I love this Connie!