Thursday, November 20, 2014

Red & Blue = PURPLE

Just a quick post - card info only. I will blah blah blah on my next post. I'm just under the wire for posting this over at Just Us Girls!!! Time is ticking!

They have an awesome color combination challenge! Turquoise, Red, Gold.

I'm also including a FAIL! You would think I would remember that red and blue make PURPLE! My first plan (aka fail) was to use turquoise as the flower base with red embossing powder...turn on the embossing heat gun and POOF - my RED outlines became PURPLE! Where was my kindergarten teacher when I needed her!? (Not to mention...I have an undergraduate degree in Art....ya...let's NOT mention that at all.) Too much cutting/snipping to toss this so watch for this "fail" on a future card.

Here is the completed version with a closer version of the challenge colors.

Just Merry Christmas
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy
~Layer of PaperTrey Ink Harvest Gold
~Layer of turquoise card stock
~Poinsettia Christmas stamp by Verve stamped with Versamark and embossed with Red Embossing powder - some colored with Copics - centers dotted with gold Smooch
~Stamp by Stampendous punched with Stampin' Up Word Window
~Two rhinestones
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - color week
Aud Sentiments - December holiday sentiment
Red Rubber Inspirations - repeat yourself
Time Out - embossing with sparkle
Crafter's Cafe - anything

Thanks for clicking by!

Here's to mixing colors, accepting failures, and meeting deadlines!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. I love your beautiful poinsettia border! Great job with the challenge colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls! Have no idea what happened to the linky. Thanks for leaving a link to your blog in the comment section.

  2. I'm loving this design you used so much! The poinsettias are gorgeous and can't decide if I like the red ones and white outlined in red better! Beautiful!!!!
    Oh, and yep, red and blue really do make purple!

  3. Your post gave me a giggle, I am just the same with combos of colours...forgot what teacher taught me! The finished version is a stunner and I love the design. Great to see you at TIME OUT x

  4. Naahh. You didn't fail, you MEANT to do that! (At least that's what I say) Your card is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. Do you find you have more failures if your running out of time for a deadline? I definitely do and always think I should make my cards earlier but it never happens. I can't see anything wrong with your failure at all and your challenge card is stunning! How did you cut out all those flowers so perfectly?? The embossing is gorgeous and love the colours you used. So very happy you joined us at TIME OUT and really hope you come back again!!

  6. Fabulous embossing and design! Love how you cut round the flowers, very creative. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  7. Fabulous cars! Great design and the color you chose is eye-catching! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  8. So very pretty!! I love how you used that flower stamp! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #147

  9. Fabulous card, love the colours. I do like your "fail" very much too (Love the purple, lol)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  10. Your first card is lovely, and certainly not a fail (aside from the challenge requirements). It truly is gorgeous, as is your second card. Soooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your gems in the ATSM Gallery!

  11. This is a fabulous card Nancy. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  12. Wonderful repeating flower card! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals Blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  13. Cool card, lovely colours. and sweet design. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs


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