Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A color challenge card

I made this card for Julie's color challenge last weekend. The color combo is Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Garden Green. I have to say that I am loving Baja Breeze, and for some reason I have been using Garden Green more recently. So this combo was right up my alley.
In Julie's post, she mentioned blue flowers, and that made me think of Garden Whimsy. I LOVE this set, but for some reason, I never seem to use it. I inked the tulip stamp with Baja Breeze and Garden Green then used a sponge dauber to add NQN around the edges of the flower. That was a tip I read about from Convention. The sponge dauber gives good control, and you can really load it up with ink too. I used the Coluzzle to cut out the image and mat and then used the corner rounder punch to scallop the edge of the mat. I used my ink spot and sponge dauber to color the ribbon in NQN; it looks darker in the picture than it does IRL. For the card base, I used a scrap of cardstock to make a nice edge when I was stamping the random ladybugs. Then I tied the ribbon along that line and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Refuge and Strength; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Baja Breeze; Ink: Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy; Accessories: Coluzzle, corner rounder punch, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, sponge dauber
Happy stamping!

3 comments:

kraftykathy1 said...

pretty card, you know I don't own any garden green except for my marker (might have to re-think that one)

Marilyn said...

Darling card - what a great color combo - I need to try it out - your card looks great with these colors and I love your layout too!

Jenn D said...

This is adorable. I just love the color combo. The layout is great too.