Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Fancy Chair


The set of chairs dueled day after day, facing each other, mostly not ever moving. Each had seats that were covered with pristine white wool supported by shiny mahogany wood. It appeared, to the tiny little girl peaking through the french glass doors, that the chairs would only move when they taunted her to get the other dirty and thus becoming the victor.


 

Moxie Fab World's Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week: Bold and Bright Challenge was a perfect opportunity for me to try out an idea that has been running around in my head for ages with the chair pictured above, as the colors were a perfect backdrop for black and white. Before adhering the rubon to the patterned paper, I highlighted with white pen only certain areas, therefore reducing the need to fussy cut. Worked like a charm! The card is is finished with strips of solid pink paper as well as the innards of security envelops and a pink rhinestone by the sentiment to balance it out (a tip picked up ala Kelley).





Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Pink) Recollections

Patterned Paper: (Sweet Pea Collection) Stampin' Up!, (Security Lined Envelopes)
Stamps: (Mega Mixed Messages) PTI
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Chair Rubon) Michaels, (Pink Gem) Basic Grey
Tools: (Corner Rounder) WR Memory Keepers

35 comments:

  1. This is stunning! Great work Karen!

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  2. Ok, how creative are you?!!! What great tips today - and envelopes??? Gees, what a great card!

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  3. Love it...I've been hoarding my rub on's...love what you did with the white gel pen...excellent work!

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  4. wowee.. such a fab card. I love the bold colours.. the work on the chair is just divine.. fab!! :)

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  5. What a creative design, Karen! I love how you used the colors for this!

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  6. Gorgeous, Karen! The chair is perfect against that orange background and the white highlighting on the chair is awesome. Great idea with the envelopes too - go recycling!

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  7. Beautiful card, the colors are fabulous and I LOVE that chair!!

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  8. What a fabulous card, Karen!! Love the detailing on your chair!! Breathtaking!

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  9. Okay I admit it, I don't get how you made the rub on look like that. With a white pen you drew some lines so that it couldn't come off on the paper, or so that when it did the white lines would come? What a card, I love it and the chair looks amazing!

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  10. Happiness..I think you could create a book of sketches...and I would use it for years...I love your designs.

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  11. This looks so good! I love the use of the white gel pen and the envelope innards - fabulous!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Karen! I think this is the best use of these colors I've seen! Wow! You ROCK!

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  13. Great job with the colors, still in awe of rub on magic.

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  14. Oh my! How gorgeous is this! Love what you did with the rub-on and white pen! :)

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  15. I had the exact same idea - using the insides of envelopes (great minds must think alike hey? ;))

    Love the rubon, at first I thought it was a stamp!

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  16. Rub-ons always scare me a bit- so adding the white does put me in awe! Nicely done!!! The envelope pattern is fantastic! :)

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  17. so elegant. love how you balance out the colors with the pink elements and the security envelope is a superb touch. beautiful card, Karen!

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  18. What an AMAZING take on these colors, Karen! LOVE what you did with the chair rub-on, and your layout is PERFECT (might have to CASE that one *wink*)!!

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  19. WEll here I had my Feedburner notice...love the colors on this one...great design as always..

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  20. WOW!! this card is stunning. I love the fact that you used security envelopes! :)

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  21. Your technique with the white pen adds so much dimension and texture to that chair!! FAB-U-LOUS!! Great job with this colour combo too; I don't think I'd even attempt it :P

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  22. This is such a perfect interpretation of the bright and bold colors. Love the highlights you added to the chair and the simple stripes and gem to embellish!

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  23. Oooh how I love this, Karen! I'm a sucker for chairs - and the highlights you've so cleverly added totally bring it to life!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  24. what a great tip for highlighting the rub on - also going on the 'must try' list. Love how you are doing these color challenges, Karen and where are you finding those awesome biz envelopes? I must keep my eyes peeled when opening mail!! Gorgeous card!

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  25. oh this is an awesome card karen. what a great idea to highlight the chair with a white pen!!!

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  26. you've given the chair so much visual depth and texture-amazing, karen!

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  27. Oh my Karen. I can't figure out exactly what you did with the white pen, but whatever it is that chair looks INCREDIBLE! (what did it look like before?)
    This is one fabulous card.

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  28. Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Bright & Bold challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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