Friday, September 21, 2012

Authentique Color Challenge and Simon Says - Tape It Up

Today's card is a 5 x 7 card.  The base is watercolor paper with a matching envelope sent to me by my wonderful card making friend from Canada Ivanka.  Thank you Ivanka.

I combined two challenges for this card -

Luckily I had bought a couple sheets of the Enchanted line but I did not have any of the cream or black so I went through all my 6 x 6 pads from Authentique and found a cream and black that worked.  They came from the Celebrate and Carefree pads.  Even though Enchanted is a Halloween line - some of the designs are very versatile and can be used for things other than Halloween.  Although I am going to make a Halloween card with it also.  

The other challenge is from Simon Says Stamp and Show to Tape It Up.  The black dots at the top of the card is tape and adds just the finishing touch to the card.  The dots were white - but I rubbed the orange ink pad across it to make them a creamier color.  

The edges of all the paper is distressed (I felt so much better after making this card).  The flower is made from old pattern tissue - I have just a little of that from my sewing days - I colored the dresses with ink from the Tim Holtz orange distress ink pad.  I just rubbed a brush across it and applied to the dresses - just adds a pop of color to the stamped image.  The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  I rubbed a piece of watercolor paper across the ink pad for some color and added the sentiment.  The bow is black twill tape.

I really enjoyed making this card.

Have a wonderful day.  


Candy C said...

Very nice card. Love your use of washi tape and your stamped images. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

LOvely stylish card! Great design with the washi tape. Love those colors too! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.