Just Believe Swap Card

Tonight is my demonstrator group meeting and I thought I would share my card as well as the challenge I gave the group. 

I used this photo as inspiration for the color challenge.  The bedding is from cuddledown.com.

  Cuddledown bedding set

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors I chose:

Color challenge 6-10-2011

Here is the sketch:

Sketch 114-001

It was a challenge for me to get all these colors into my card,
but I did it:

Just Believe from Stampin' Up!

The Concord Crush and So Saffron together are very striking, don't you think?  That is because they are complementary colors–which means they are opposite each other on the color wheel.  Complementary colors usually look very striking together:  Purple and yellow, blue and orange, red and green, for example.

Of course it is hard to go wrong with this stamp from Just Believe.  I inked the stamp with markers to get the three colors in one stamped image. I cut it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, and layered it with a Garden Green mat that I cut with the Circle Scissors Plus.  What a great tool!  I love having the ability to cut any size circle I want–you know how I just have to put mats behind everything!  It gives everything such a "finished" look. See below for more information about this awesome tool!

Just Believe Swap Card Detail

The Concord Crush layer was cut with the Scallop Circles #2 Die, then embellished with dots from the White Gel Pen.  The background for the flowers and the layer under the ribbon were both sponged to look like clouds:

Just Believe Card Cloud Detail

This is a quick and easy technique that makes quite an impression.  Here is howto do the Sponged Cloud Technique:

Cut a scallop circle from a punch or die, and place it against your piece of card stock.

Sponging Clouds from www.stampingmadly.com
Sponge along the edge of the scallops with Bashful Blue.

Sponging Cluds from www.stampingmadly.com
Move the scallop circle to a new position and sponge again.
This is what it looks like:

Sponging Clouds from www.stampingmadly.com

Would you like to be able to cut circles of any size up to 6" in diameter?  Then this is the tool for you!  Just click on the image below to order your Circle Scissor Plus from my online Stampin' Up! store.

Circle Scissors Plus from Stampin' Up! Next week I will show you the cards I get at the swap tonight.  Meanwhile, if you go get your fingers inky, they will look just like mine!

Happy Stamping!

Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper

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3 Responses to Just Believe Swap Card

  1. Sandi Dailey June 10, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Beautiful card Sage — I really do like the color combo and am very surprised. I would also love to have that quilt — LOL!!!

  2. Mitzi Luttrull June 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Very pretty card,Sage. Nice use of the colors and the sketch.

  3. Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) June 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Love the clouds (and the rest of the card too). Thanks for the tip on how to easily create clouds.

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