I haven’t had a great deal of time lately to stamp, as you have probably gathered through my intermittent posting but last night and earlier today I managed to make 2 cards. I decided to throw a colour challenge at myself and see what I could do. I went to the SU Color Combo site, and instead of picking a colour and selecting ‘search’, to see what co-ordinates with that colour, I decided to leave it blank and hit ‘surprise me’.  I ended up selecting 6 different colour combinations and will try and make a card or item using those combinations over the next week or so.

The first 2 cards are using the 1st combination which was Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy. I chose to use the Brocade Basics stamp set and see what I could create.

Brocade Basics 3

This card was my first creation. Not too sure on this one though. Maybe another layer under the Very Vanilla cardstock? Or should I have left the ‘cherish’ stamp off altogether? Maybe it’s just the way I chose to lay out the colours?  Oh well, I’ve now used the clear rhinestone brads from my Pretties Kit at least.


I stayed with the same stamp set for my second attempt at getting a satisfying end result from this colour combination and I must say I do like this second card much better. This time round I substituted the Close to Cocoa cardstock with some Close to Cocoa Prints designer series paper. I was also planning on using the 5/8″ Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain ribbon until I went to my ribbon container and realised I hadn’t ordered that one yet. Bugger.

Seeing how my birthday is coming up next week I decided to place an order for a few other items on my wishlist which includes this ribbon. Hubby only asked me yesterday what I wanted and there was nothing I could think of. If I suggested stamping stuff to him he’d only come out with ‘haven’t you got enough’ so I don’t bother suggesting and just buy something for myself.

Brocade Basics 4

I was going to wait until my order arrives (hopefully by the end of the week) to finish off this card, but then I decided to go another way and used the 1/4″ Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon instead. Oh well, I’ll use the 5/8″ another time.

I’ve stamped the word ‘cherish’ onto Very Vanilla and punched out using the large oval punch. This has then been mounted onto the Designer Label Punch. I had to use a retired item then (naughty me), the rectangle handheld punch, to punch the slits to thread the ribbon through. I could have used the horizontal punch but I wanted a snug fit around the ribbon.

So which do you prefer?

Why not try creating something yourself using this colour combination and post a comment with a link to your creation.

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