Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Birthday Bakery

I love experimenting with the new colors, and pairing them up with some of my old favorites.  Today I used the new In Color Pear Pizzazz, teamed it up with an old but returning In Color and now a member of the bright collection color family, Rich Razzleberry, and one of my favorite  returning colors Tempting Turquoise.  I use my new Stampin' Up! Color Coach to help me come up with some new color combinations and this accessory is fast becoming one of my favorite tools.  It gives me great color combinations to work with that I probably wouldn't have ever tried together. 

To color in the cakes on the card I used my blender pens to pull up the color from my ink pads, which I then colored in on my white cardstock.  The blender pens have a small tip which makes it easy to fill in small spaces.  They work great when you don't have the marker color you want, and they allow you to make the color as light or dark as you want.  To make the colors stand out even a little more I went over the images with Crystal Effects.  This really gives the cake some added dimension with a lacquered look.  And the little dot in the middle of my punched flowers was made with the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.  It's amazing how one little dot can make these flowers stand out!

So have fun experimenting with your colors.  You never know what great combinations you will come up with.  I look forward to hearing your comments on what colors you like to group together!  I am always looking for new ideas and would welcome any you would card to share. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Tempting Turquoise #102016, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz #119784, Rich Razzleberry #115658, Tempting Turquoise #100814
Stamp Set:  Birthday Bakery #117034 wood mount, #120115 clear mount (Hostess Level 1)
Punches:  Photo Corners #119878, Word Window #119857, Modern Label #119849, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
Accessories:  Big Shot Machine #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Color Coach #121610 for English or #122228 for multiple languages, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021, Glue Dots #103683 (used to adhere my bitty flowers), Crystal Effects #101055, Sanding Block #103301

Stamping Tip:  When you have rough edges on your cardstock (which I noticed after I took the picture of my card and posted it to my blog) use your sanding block to smooth away any of the rough edges.  I did this even after the Whisper White layer of cardstock was adhered to my card.  Now I have smooth lines on my card.  Works great to give your cards a more professional, finished look.

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