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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

remake adventure

At Less is More this week we're making one-layer cards using a flourish.  I thought I'd fill a masked frame with a floral-type flourish and add butterflies from the new Papillon Potpourri stamp set:
 stamp sets - Papillon Potpourri, Creative Elements, Curly Cute; ink - More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Old Olive; card stock - So Saffron; Stampin' Emboss powder - clear
I wanted the flourish to be the background, so I used the subtle Certainly Celery, then added the butterflies in Daffodil Delight.  I didn't love it, but it was stamped. I couldn't decide whether to stamp the sentiment in Wild Wasabi or Old Olive, so I got out my Color Coach to see which was the dynamic duo for Celery.  Then <doh> it occurred to me to check the dynamic duo for So Saffron - More Mustard.  About then I also decided that the butterflies should have been embossed, so I remade it.  Unfortunately I pressed too hard with the smaller butterfly (hence the stray schmear above its left wing), but I couldn't bring myself to remake it again.  It just needs a little punched flower embellishment.  Or, maybe, I should mask the butterflies before stamping the flourishes...

Since I had a full card base folded and set aside that needed at least one layer to cover the first craftastrophe, I decided my submission for Create with Connie and Mary's CCMC205 Sketch Challenge would be So Saffron:
stamp set - Delightful Dozen; ink - Tangerine Tango; card stock - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron; designer series paper - Floral District; punches - 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle; Big Shot with Adorning Accents folder and edgelit; Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon
I think my layer is a little longer on the left side than the sketch, but I had to cover those flourishes...

10 comments:

Carrie Sampsel said...

I think both cards are just adorable and I really like the color combo. Great job and thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Mary Brown said...

Both cards are GREAT! I am always challenged with one layer cards! Love the use of the edgelits and the fun colors on the other one! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Chrissie said...

I always get cross too when I don't check the very edge of a stamp for stray ink... your design is super though Kathe and I love the delicate flowery flourishes!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Connie said...

Oh, love the colors and the edgelit on the second one! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mandi said...

I hate that too Kathe
The times I try get rid of a little smudge, to no avail...well unless I stick over the top lol
Super card, love the subtlty
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Deanna said...

Great LIM card love the design!

Susan said...

i often forget to check for "stray" ink on my stamps too...and have made a mess many a time. the spot on your card is barely noticeable...excellent card!

Deb said...

Both cards are great! I love the simplicity of both!! The little bow is just perfect!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Both cards are great! I love the simplicity of both!! The little bow is just perfect!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Linda said...

Both absolutely gorgeous!