When I first started participating in the SplitCoast challenges, I couldn't understand how people could possibly combine two or three challenges into the same card. The thought just overwhelmed me. I guess I'm getting the knack for these challenges because lately I've been able to combine them. Like today's card. It combines this sketch challenge
and this weeks color challenge--Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, and Soft Sky. Put them together and what do you get?
A HUGE card! The challenge was to make a tall card that measures 9 1/4" tall by 4" wide. Another part of the challenge was to score the front of the card at 3/4" and fold it back towards the front to expose the inside of the card. Before I adhered the 3/4" strip down, I added a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock that I scalloped with my Corner Rounder. Then to make sure that the strip stayed in place, I tied a piece of Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon around it.
I used my coluzzle to cut out all the ovals. I used my Corner Rounder and added scallops to the largest oval. That was a little tricky. Just don't look too closely at the photo or you'll see where they didn't quite line up!
I layered the inside of my card with Basic Black and Purely Pomegranate cardstock. I stamped a couple of the small flowers along the edge so you can see them when the card is closed. I've learned that the trick to spacing stamped images evenly is by dividing your space in half. First stamp the top and bottom flowers. Then you want to divide that in half so you stamp the middle flower next. Now you have a top half and a bottom half. Now take the top half and stamp a flower in between those two flowers. Do the same thing to the bottom half. Now you have five evenly spaced flowers. My spacing is a little off, but it's better than if I had started stamping at the top and worked my way straight down the side.
I appreciate all of your comments about where you find color and layout inspiration. I will definitely be checking those out. Also I've had a few of you ask--yes, I do have a couple more sets of inspiration sheets left. Check here for more details. I'll see you tomorrow! ~Dannie
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Accessories: Coluzzle, Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Rhinestone Brad, Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched Ribbon
Punches: Corner Rounder