Thursday, July 24, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #17 MK II

Well, I could help myself and have indeed kept playing with these colours. Then again, I did have to make up for the absence of ribbon, dimensionals and hardware on my previous card! For the background I have used second generation impressions of the large medallion stamped in Regal Rose and to soften this even more I have laid vellum cardstock over-top. The flower center on the main image is from the circular stamp in the True Friend set, punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch... I was so excited last night when I realised that it has six petals too and created such a pretty punchie, I love the shape of that flower in the punch!

ETA: to answer Tina/travellingmama's question about the vellum, I haven't done anything special to keep the vellum down in the corners (you can probably see in the photo how the vellum has tipped forward a bit and the light is shining through it from the back!). The SU! vellum cardstock is very good at not curling at the edges, so for this card I only stuck it down a bit behind the main image; it's also been secured along the right edge by the ribbons and in the middle by the brad.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Whisper White, vellum
Stamp sets: True Friends, Occasional Greetings
Inks: Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories: Rose Red marker, Regal Rose marker, Sage Shadow marker, Styled Silver hodgepodge, 1/8" circle punch, District Ribbon Originals, Fairytale Ribbon originals, dimensionals, Boho Blossoms punch, small oval punch
Show watched while constructing card: Elektra

17 comments:

Linda said...

What??!! Another one? Gorgeous again! I hope you dont expect me to choose between them!

Chantelle said...

This is so pretty. Love it with the vellum.

Martha said...

Howdy from Texas!

Very nice job!

http://mcsqrd.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-second-color-challenge.html

sonic said...

wouah j'aime beaucoup ! le fond est très beau !

Sankari W. said...

The background on your card is absolutely gorgeous - so soft and sweet. Lovely card Carol (and I love how you mention what show you were watching while constructing the card! - that is awesome!!! I do that too and whenever I see those cards - it reminds me whatever shows... LOL!)

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous! Is there a trick to getting the vellum to stay down in the corners or do you just let it come away from the other paper?

Becky said...

OH wow! Genius work with the vellum, something I tend to avoid. Love it!

Catherine said...

glad you keep playing because this is so pretty =)

Ange kelly said...

Both cards are just gorgeous ... ange

Kellie Jupe said...

This is a really nice card

Lin Mei said...

I love this card, Carol! Sweet preview of the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge, too.

Mel H. said...

Wow, pretty card! Love it!

Mandy Schiller said...

This is a very pretty card carol! I love the vellum and silver hodgepodge

Dani Fender said...

Must say both cards are gorgeous. Love this one more though. The vellum makes the card just stunning. Wish i wasn't so busy this week so I could have taken part. I hope this makes top 10 cos it's by far my fav so far.

Night Owl Designs said...

Great card Lavs, I love te vellum!

Shawntel said...

Beautiful! I love the added ribbon!!!

Ness said...

Simply stunning Carol......Electra is definitly your "muse of the moment" lol. Love Ness