January 9, 2008

52 Cards a Year: Challenge Number Two

Let the Ribbon Choose the Color: Color Combo Based on Ribbon: Valentine's Day Card.

This Challenge is a simple one. If you are like me, you have gobs of ribbon lying around just calling your name. Let's try to use some of it shall we?

When I design a card I tend to reach for stamps first, then paper, them embellishments. This time you will grab for ribbon first! Use the ribbon as the color muse for your card... all your other colors should match the ribbon... not just *complimentary but MATCHING. Stay tuned for a challenge specific to the complimentary color concept.

The heart shown here in the sketch is a total suggestion... feel free to use any focal image or shape. As usual (see rules for Challenge One) this does not have to be a Valentine's day card, but as a BONUS challenge (and an extra gold star for you) try to select ribbon that may not shout "Valentine's Day" to you... and as Tim Gunn would say; "make it work".

As usual please upload your designs to your blog your favorite gallery and post a link here so we can all see your stuff!

Have fun!

This little ditty features stamps by the uber-cool Elly. You can (and should) buy them HERE. My ribbon was from the $1 bin at Target (score!). Ink is Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red... and an orange Sakura Glaze pen. Paper is Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Summer Sun. I added a little glitter to the stamped heart... and a googly eye.

For the Rock Star in your life... The rock star ribbon is by Die Cuts with a view and was 50% off at my Archiver's (double score!). The red polka dotted ribbon was from Hobby lobby... I have no idea who makes it. Stamps by Amuse... brads by who knows who... stamped image was colored with a Copic marker. It's basic and cute!

*Complimentary colors are colors that are opposite from each other on the basic color wheel. Shown on the left is a simple 12 color wheel. On this wheel blues and oranges compliment each other, as do purples and yellows, and reds and greens. Complimentary colors are known to look good together... BUT as pigments they would not mix well. For example, if you mixed orange paint and blue paint you would get mud. On the other hand put orange paint NEXT to blue paint and the result will be visually appealing.


Heather said...

I can use my new ribbon! My new polka dot ribbon! Sarah gave me permission- tra la la!

Erin K said...


that's mine, I put the circle on the wrong side, I hope it still counts. :)

Korbyn said...

Here is mine!!
thanks so much for this Sarah!! :)

Lady Nunn said...

Well here I am, jumping in on the challenges. :) I wanted to start with last weeks but was swamped, so I'm going to do my best to get tham all from now on!


Anonymous said...

Mine is up!

lpmkate said...

Here is mine:


lianne said...
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lianne said...

here's mine

Maggie said...

Here's mine... great challenge!

K_Kreklau said...

Here is the link to my card. Please give any feedback. I think it is okay. I like my card from last week better.


weebbt said...

I did two:

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for another great challenge ... here's my Bold Bright Valentine:


maria @ kitchen sink said...

Thanks Sarah! This way a fun challenge... to have a different approch. I had been waiting to use this ribbon for a year! :D Woohoo!

Here's mine.

Lori said...

I got mine done tonight, YAY!!!!

I went a little crazy and did 4!!

Heather said...

This is wayyyyyyy late but better late than never.

HAL said...

Thank you for great challenge.
This is mine: