Bold, Happy Outlines

Stampin up organic outlines
This week's Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC219) is a bold combination:  Brilliant Blue, Rose Red (or Purely Pomegranate) and Only Orange.  It thought it would work beautifully with a retro flair for a teenage girl graduation card.  I'm always game for an unconventional card!
  • Are you familiar with the Rock-N-Roll Technique (Splitcoast Clean and Simple Challenge CAS14)?  It's one of my favorites and always a "wow" factor.  I first inked the Organic Outlines solid stamp in Rose Red. 
  • Before stamping, I "rocked" and "rolled" the edges in Only Orange.  When I stamped the 2-ink image on Whisper White, I had a "sunsety" blend of color–Rose Red for the main portion highlighted with Only Orange tips.
  • The image was matted on Only Orange card stock and a Brilliant Blue Textured card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored at the top).
  • I inked the flower (also Organic Outlines) in Brilliant Blue, stamped on Whisper White and snipped them out with Paper Snips.  TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s small Paper Snips Scissors (103579) are indispensable for cutting detailed and tiny spaces.  
  • The Brilliant Blue flowers were layered on the main image with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Three Rose Red Brads accent the lower left corner.
  • Using the "happy for you" sentiment from Organic Outlines, I inked it in Regal Rose and stamped on Whisper White.
  • It was cropped with a Large Oval Punch and layered on a Scalloped Oval of Textured Regal Rose.  TIP:  My Scallop Oval Punch is getting quite a work out.  It's currently available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  Need a Mini?  Email me your name and address (US only) and I'll send you a free copy.
TIP:  With a change of colors, this card would have a whole new, pretty appeal.  How about using Kiwi for the main stem and Always Artichoke for the Rock-N-Roll edges?  Perfect Plum would be splendid with this combo for the flowers.

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Stamp Set:  Organic Outlines (111670)
Paper:  Brilliant Blue Textured (108698), Rose Red Textured (108696), Only Orange (102837), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Brilliant Blue (100691), Rose Red (101778), Only Orange (102696)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, Occasions Mini Catalog), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Rich Regals Brads (106953)

Organic outlines


  1. Reminds me of the 70s. At least I think I remember the 70s. I like it! I love the colors. This would be great for a teen card – not too froofy.

  2. colleen kramer

    What a great card! Loved how you used this set for such a DIFFICULT color challenge. But you have shown us, once again, how to make it work. Love this!

  3. Who wouldn’t be happy when getting this card?

  4. These colors are striking together! Great combination! Love it!

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! The way that blue stands out is just awesome!

    How fun.

  6. Brilliant and bold for sure! Great card Mary

  7. WOW – Mary – these tough colors look awesome on your card!!!! Well done 🙂

  8. Then sunset effect is both clever and stunning. good work!

  9. Great card ideas! Thanks for the great ideas!!!
    Uptown Creations

  10. barb hendrickson

    such a happy card, Mary! Thanks!

  11. This color combination is awesome. I don’t know how you do it, but your cards are always put together so well. You are great at what you do!

  12. The colors made me smile. TFS.


  13. Love the Bold Bright Colors. Great job.

  14. Oh mary I love this Card!!!! I just had to do my own version of it as it is just stunning. Would love you to come and see.
    Do you know how much i LOVE your cards??? I REALLY LOVE THEM!! Thanks

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