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Saturday, September 17, 2011

colour adventure

LOVE this combination - the challenge this week at colourQ:
(in spite of the origin from a certain homemaker diva I avoid at every occasion)
There are several beautiful cards linked there, check them out.  My first idea was to stamp outline flowers (Flower Fest or Fifth Avenue Floral) in the brighter colors on Whisper White, mat with Basic Gray and use the colors for a sentiment and card base.  I may still attempt that, but it's not what happened after I got the stamp pads out.  There was a copy on my worktable of a stunning card Monica Gale did in neutrals earlier this year, and I thought it might look nice in these bright colors.
I'm just not sure - I love the colors, I love the stamp sets, I love the little flowers, I'm tickled that the print on the designer series paper coordinates with the embossing on the turquoise - but I'm just not sure about the overall effect.  Maybe it's too busy? 

Details:  stamp sets - Nature Walk and Bring on the Cake; card stock - Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Poppy Parade; designer series paper - Poppy Parade; ink - Basic Gray, Certainly Celery; punches - Boho Blossoms, 2-3/8" scallop circle; tools - stylus, sponge dauber.

The little flowers are each two layers of the scalloped flower from the Boho Blossoms punch, scrunched around the end of the stylus from my Simply Scored.  I also used the stylus to hold the flower layers together after putting a dot of Multipurpose liquid glue on the bottom of the inner layer, and to hold the completed flower in place on the card for the few seconds it takes the glue to dry. 

After I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White that was 15/16" wide, I centered it in the 2-3/8" scallop circle punch to get those two large scallops on each side. I used my indispensable tabletop cutter to trim the long edges so that the scallops were even.  Finished, it's 14/16" wide, so it probably would be easier to start with that measurement the next time I'm looking for something a little different to highlight a sentiment.


Sylvia said...

Hi Kathe! Lovely birthday card! No it is not too busy, just right! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Sandra Farrell said...

So simple and so beautiful. I don't think it's too busy at all. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week