Saturday, August 27, 2011
INKSPIRATION COLOR # 84 and PAPER PLAYERS #61
Inkspirations chose some interesting colors for this challenge, all beautiful colors, but together I wasn't sure. However I was happy with the end result. It's always helpful for me to have someone else chose colors because they're usually ones I wouldn't have selected and I'm always very happy with the results, so Thank You.
Here's my creation...
I'm really liking the new Letterpress folder from Stampin' Up that I used for the background, it's a little difficult to see in this picture, but if you click on it to enlarge it's more noticeable. I think it adds so much in a very subtle way. No pun intended, but that is the name of a retired SU set "So Much" I used, love the dotted circle.
Can't believe all the ribbon I've recently purchased and not a sliver of Daffodil Delight among them, have to correct that. So I used a polka dot paper and cut it to resemble ribbon.
I thought the card looked very "girly" and I have some friend's birthday coming up so it will definitely be used soon.
I also noticed another of my favorite blogs, Paper Players, has a sketch that my card fits perfectly, if I do say so myself.
I've been thinking about this design for a while. I purchased a new pair of jeans and the tag was what gave me the inspiration for the ribbon threaded through the circle and I thought it would be a fresh way of using ribbon. (I like the jeans too). Isn't it funny how everything you look at lately takes on a different look? I always think of how I could transform the design into a card. Even my little granddaughter recognizes the new SU colors and will comment on how an article of clothing looks just like Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, etc., she knows all of them. I think there's another little crafter comin' along! By the way, she does have her own blog Arden's Garden of Crafts.
Please let me know your thoughts on this card,
I really do appreciate hearing from you, thanks.
Supplies used all Stampin' Up
Card stock - Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink - Concord Crush
Stamp set -Happy Greetings and retired So Much
Punch - Bird Builder
Misc. - Letterpress Fancy Fan and Floral Fusion Embosslet die, rhinestones