Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CC164 - Basic Pomegranate Sky

The Color Combo Challenge this week over at Splitcoast Stampers was to create a card using Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate & Soft Sky. I LOVE this combo!! I had been wanting to figure out how to make a small simple lidded box to hold 3x3 cards and finally just sat down and forced my brain to think 3-dimensionally (which it doesn't like to do for some reason!!). I'm sure there are lots of tutorials out there to create a similar box, but I was just so proud of myself that I figured it out on my own!! I will post my own tutorial for this VERY EASY box later this week...hmmm...maybe just in time for my Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event that starts Saturday! (hint hint). Please be sure to check out the info for this event and sign up - I'd like to make it an annual event but need to get the word out and need A LOT more people to sign up to make it worth the effort!! Ok, ok, back to the box & cards. Here's what I came up with...

I used the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set for the cards as well as my blender pen and reinkers to color in the images. Sorry the pictures aren't too great - I took them in poor lighting which required the flash and I don't think those metal rims like the flash. I made a scalloped edge using the Slit punch and used the Word Window punch to punch the sentiments out of Soft Sky. The images & metal rings are popped up on dimensionals. The 3 cards & envelopes fit nicely into the little box (Purely Pomegranate bottom, basic black lid) and the whole thing is tied with some Soft Sky ribbon.

My mind is full of great ideas using this same box & 3x3 cards!!


Anonymous said...

Jennifer - I LOVE your stuff! Your projects are SO gorgeous. And you live in my FAVORITE place in the world to boot!
I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for an award! Check out my blog for the details: http://littleinklings.typepad.com/little_inklings/2008/04/can-you-spell-f.html
Happy Stamping! :)
Nicole from Canada

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This gift set is amazing! Those colors just POP! I can't believe you created the box without a pattern ... now that's talent!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, great job on the color challenge!

Godelieve said...

Great job! Box and cards are fabulous!!