Sunday, 29 January 2012

Simply Stampin' Colour Challenge

Over at Simply Stampin' this week there is a colour challenge using Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, River Rock & Very Vanilla and this is my card. As the colours were suitable for a male card I decided to use the challenge to make a birthday card for my Dad who, as you can see, will be 90!
I don't know if there is a proper name for this style of card but if there is I don't know it so, in a nutshell, it is a piece of A4 (portrait) cut at approx 15cm then turned landscape and scored at 10.5cm to form the flap. The small scene was made by using a clear block, inked with N.Q.Navy, then stamped onto Whisper White, then repeating this with River Rock and stamping underneath the first block. I then stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree in Early Espresso and cut down to size. This was matted and layered onto River Rock, N.Q.Navy and Very Vanilla and positioned on the flap of the N.Q.Navy card base. The piece of Very Vanilla for the rest of the card was stamped, again with the trees in Early Espresso and glued in place. The banner is River Rock stamped with 'dad' from the For My Family set, attached with a Metallic Brad, and the sentiment is one of the stamps in Happiest Birthday Wishes coloured with a marker so I could split the sentiment up and place the 90, cut with the Timeless Type Alphabet Dies, in between the words.

In my quest to make the tree scene I ended up with a few rejects but decided this one wasn't too bad to use for another card. Still using all the same colours but this one was far less time consuming - in fact it was thrown together in just a few minutes - which you can probably tell!!!  :0)
Just before I go I would like to thank the design team over at Simply Stampin' for putting me in the Top 3 again this week - thank you ladies for that and for all the lovely comments, I really appreciate it. x


  1. Super cards . . . both of 'em. Love this colourscheme. xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Margaret, I love when scenes are made from this set!! Thanks for joning us this week at Simply Stampin'.
    I have sorted out the linky, thanks!
    Kelly xx

  3. Really lovely card Margaret! Love your use of an acrylic block to create the background. Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge over at Simply Stampin'! Kirei x

  4. Very beautiful card, Margaret!!!

    You have an award on my blog, take a look!

  5. This is a stunner Margaret, your Dad will love it. Your 'reject' is fabulous too.

  6. This is gorgeous Margaret. Love the scene and the trees continuing on the inside. x

  7. I love the framed scene Margaret and how the card looks when it's closed...great design :) Happy Birthday to your Dad too...what a great age to reach!
    Jenny x

  8. Beautiful card, love the clean look.

  9. This is the perfect card for an elderly chap Margaret - in fact I could be CASing this one for my own father! Vicky x

  10. Oh what a absolutely lovely card!! When I get that stamp set I am totally CASing this!!! Thanks for joining in the SSC! x

  11. Both cards are great - your Dad's 90th birthday card is just fab though, I'm sure he will be thrilled with it! I love how you used a block for a background, your clever stamping and wonderful card fold!
    So nice to see you playing with us again at Simply Stampin' and hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

  12. love this card too best wishes Lesley x


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