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Thursday, October 6, 2011

CCMC HOL2 Color Challenge

   Hi there!  I just finished up my card for the CCMC HOL2 Color Challenge and wanted to share it with you!  I must say that this color combo took me a bit out of my comfort zone, but that is a good thing!  Here are the challenge colors:
I have tried and tried and tried to love Soft Suede, but just really seem to have a hard time working with it.  I know it has lots of potential, but it just doesn't sing to me like some of the other colors! LOL  I went for it anyhow though!  It really is a very pretty combination of colors. 

Here is my card for this challenge:
This card is a little different because it opens gate fold style instead of on the side. I scored it at 2 1/8" and then flipped it completely around and scored it again on the other end at 2 1/8".  That leaves 4 1/4" as your center background.   I made three little image panels and connected two to the right side and the third one to the left side so when you open the card two go one way and the middle one goes the other way.

I muddied up the images with the Spritzer tool and used Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz to make the splotches.    

I used Stampin Up!s new Dazzling Details to give the leaf veins some shimmer, but didn't have the patience to let it dry for the picture! LOL  Once it dries it will be flat and smooth looking.

I stamped Just for You on 1" circles using Pear Pizzazz and sponged the edges and added them to the ends of each panel.

Here you can see the way the panels fall when the card opens up.

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7 comments:

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great card Anne Marie. I love gatefolds and this one with the added panels lends itself so well to the design. You did a great job with the colours. I know what you mean about outside your comfort zone. I seldome use pastels but when I see them mixed so well, I think I should do that. Thanks for the encouragement.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

AnnMarie, girl! I love this! What a great card!

Mary Brown said...

What a unique card design...LOVE IT! I have been soft suede challenge too but I find myself using it more and more. Okay...I actually had a large stash of it and don't know why so I'm trying to 'reduce the inventory' of that one! Thanks for playing along on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2011 challenge!

ebeth9267 said...

Your card is so beautiful. I an intrigued by your leaves. The Dazzling Details is such a cool addition. Thanks for playing the color challenge this week at CCMC. Elizabeth

Melina said...

very cute! love the fold and the tabs you put the sentiments on :)

Connie Babbert said...

What a fun folded card layout! Great job with the panels of falling leaves! So pretty with those colors! Thanks for playing along with us on the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition Saturday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

I like how you completed the card fold. Soft Suede will grow on it. I really love the color. Thanks for joining us for the Saturday Challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!