Thursday, August 4, 2011

IO Challenge- Orange

Today, the IO team will be doing an Orange challenge. Normally, I would take that as an opportunity to make a pumpkin card. After all, pumpkins are my favorite things to stamp/color. However, today is my mom's birthday (oh, and the president's too), so I thought it would be better to make a birthday card. A good rule of thumb to live by is "moms always trump pumpkins."

One of the nice things about doing a color challenge is breaking out of your comfort zone. I know I have never made an orange birthday card before!

I know it might not look like it, but I used only one color of orange ink for each of the layers (Versafine Habanero). The color of the paper really affected the color of the ink. Choosing a birthday theme also allowed me to play with the new "Let them Eat Cake" clear set (CL329) by Kalani Allred. The background pattern is the Floral Lines Cover a Card background (CC089).

Need more orange inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Kathy created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since many of us chose to use some of the new stamps.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate! Please note that the challenge requirements have changed a bit. Now all entries must only use Impression Obsession stamps. Good luck.

Happy Birthday mom!


stampqueen said...

CUTE - love that background stamp!!!

Daniela said...

Love it!!! I almost used the same set!!

Kalani Allred: words & such said...

Hello Laura, great card design, as always! I have one correction, however: the stamps you used from the new clear set CL329 are my designs (Kalani Allred), and were not designed by Joanne Fink. I'd be your best friend forever if you made that correction. Thanks so much! Hugs! -Kalani Allred

Laura said...

Oh no! I am so sorry I used the wrong stamp credits. My package is labeled incorectly, so I will let IO know. Sorry for the confusion.

Cindy said...

Cute card! Love how you matched up the background stamps on the white and orange cardstock. Nicely done!

Kalani Allred: words & such said...

Thank you, Laura! Again, great card design. Very cute, and I LOVE the orange! -Kalani

Shannon White said...

OMGosh! what an Adorable Birthday card! o Fun And Cheerful! love ho you used your CAC's. So pretty!


Robin said...

Laura, This card is awesome!