4.16.2008

Color Inspiration

If you check out the links of recommended stamping blogs over on my side bar you will see kwernerdesignblog. Kristina is a great stamper with a very clean style, which appeals to me since I'm a simple stamper myself. She offers up color inspiration on her blog. This weeks color inspiration is Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Close to Cocoa. I decided to give it a go. I needed a card for a girlfriend who I recently had a good talk with. I want to thank her for being there for me. Well, my memory isn't very good (or maybe I just don't pay attention very well) so I accidentally used Chocolate Chip instead of Close to Cocoa. Oh, well. I still like the way it turned out.

I used one of my favorite retired sets (it's probably my most favorite retired set) You Make Me Happy. I stamped my flowers in So Saffron on Whisper White. I used the masking technique to overlap my flowers. I stamped the centers of the flowers in Chocolate Chip and the stems in Certainly Celery. I mounted my Chocolate Chip layer to my So Saffron base. I then added my strip of Certainly Celery across the Chocolate Chip layer, then added my stamped images. I added a little Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon along the bottom as well. On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the butterfly in Bashful Blue and punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and layered it on a 1 3/8" circle of Bashful Blue. I mounted it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a little Fine Cosmo glitter to the center of the butterfly. I thought that the flowers were kind of blending together, so I used my Chocolate Chip marker to outline each of the flowers (and crossed my fingers that I didn't mess up since the card was all put together at that point). I like how they are defined. I then stamped my flower on my envelope for the perfect presentation.

Be sure to check out kwernerdesignblog to see the wonderful inspiration!!



7 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

it's pretty.

Arlene,
Tacoma flowers

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oooh, I like it. I have this set and it's one of my favorites too.

Stempelchaotin said...

Fabulous card. Looks so great.

basement stamper said...

This is just beautiful!! Great way to get some inspiration for sure!! :) TFS!

Elaine said...

I love what you did with the colors on this great card!

Keri said...

Hi Heather

I've tagged you! check out my blog to see what to do. You seem like a fun person that would do this. I can't wait to read your 7 things! :)

Denise~ said...

Very pretty Heather! Love the colors and the simple clean design. Great job with the challenge. :)