Friday, February 1, 2008

Blogger's Challenge 32 - Reinker Splash

This week's challenge was to use the Happy Birthday card on the front page of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration catalog for inspiration (shown on the right - click on the image if you would like to see it a bit larger).
I chose to make my card using a Reinker Splash Background from the current February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This card is actually very dimensional. Unfortunately, it is very gloomy here today and I had to use a flash, making it hard to get the full dimension that natural light affords.
I made a bunch of these backgrounds -- I am sure you will see them all in the next few weeks : ) I used unconventional colors on these, too -- teal, lavender and burgundy with a hint of Gold.
Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge cards from the artists listed on the left. There are more variations to this layout than most we have done and it is fun to check it out!
Recipe (all items for this card are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Always Set
Ink & Reinkers: Bravo Burgundy, Lavender lace, Taken with Teal, Encore Gold
Paper: Glossy White, natural White, Taken with Teal, Bravo Burgundy, Lavender Lace
Other: Brad, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon

P.S. The spellchecker is not working, so please forgive me for any typos!

21 comments:

Sheryl said...

Very pretty--love the background!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Pat. I can't wait to get this set (placed my order at 4 AM this morning...lol) You did a lovely job with it!

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love what you did with the layout and the background technique is so eye-catching.

MJ said...

Wonderful, I love all the different layers on the focal image and the background technique is really pretty too. Great job, love the colors!

Basement Stamper said...

Oh that background is just gorgeous! Love it!

Amber Porter said...

Beautiful card! Love that background! Love the colors you used too!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the BG and how you brought the colors into your other images.

Connie said...

Don't you LOVE this set??? I used it, too! Great job and neat background....

astampingteddy said...

On Boy, Pat you are using "the" set again, LOL - I think I'll just finally have to get it, since you keep coming up with those great creations with it. LOVE the card!
Claudia

Beth Norman said...

Such a pretty card, Pat. The colours are lovely.

Gerrie said...

Great challenge Pat, luv all the pieces and colors...

Ramblin Rose said...

Love the colors Pat. I'm away from home so haven't seen my newsletter and can't wait to see it and be able to try the new techniques. I can't remember my universal password so can't check out the new techniques online. Boo-hoo!!

Ramblin Rose

Lisa Bohler said...

Your bold color choices work so well together!!! Excellent choices! The card completely pops and I need to take time and try that tech out!

Ida said...

Very pretty Pat, Love the background and that is a favorite set of mine so of course I like your choice of stamps. Great colors too.

Nikki Bond said...

It looks AMAZING! I love the multi color background! {SMILES}

Cathy Yamashita said...

Great card; beautiful background!

Regina Cornelius said...

very nice...love the colors!

Anonymous said...

WOW I would love to win this. I know now I have to order In A Garden stamp I just saw it in my new catalog and now when I see the coloring I gotta have it .

ladyjacklyn@att.net

Molly Chapman said...

I would like to enter the Wed. giveaway.
Thanks,
Molly Chapman

Genny said...

Very Nice! Looks great! Love the set.

Anonymous said...

Great set. Does Lynn M never sleep?
Wish I have your gift for putting things together 0 just soo - Paty you do a lovely joy.