Thursday, November 06, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #29

Let's just say I was very happy when I saw Kristina's latest colour challenge. I have been thinking lately how neglected Taken With Teal has been this year, and I can't recall the last time I used Elegant Eggplant... and there she goes and puts them together in a challenge! Pumpkin Pie adds a great contrast, and the colours had me thinking of tropical butterflies. I wanted to combine the butterflies with ribbon to bring in some of the fabric textures from the inspiration photo, so out came the retired Flirty Ribbon Originals so I could use the Teal velvet ribbon. The card itself is pretty straight forward but I did want to point out that I used the crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the brads as this distorts the ribbon less (once you have pulled it back into shape) than if you just poke the brad through. I've used both mini glue dots and dimensionals to attach the butterflies, putting the glue dots under the body and the dimensionals under the wings so the wings are raised off the cardstock at an angle.

All supplies by Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Stamp Sets: Priceless, So Swirly Inks: VersaMark, Pumpkin Pie, Taken With Teal, Brilliant Blue Accessories: mini glue dots, dimensionals, District Ribbon Originals, Flirty Ribbon Originals (retired), Bold Brights brads Show watched while creating: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (what? I had to see the 2 seconds of Chris Judge didn't I?)

23 comments:

Kylie said...

Hi Carol,
Beautiful card! Just love your butterflies, just beautiful!
Take Care

~Kylie~

chocolate hug said...

I've seen a couple people use this set for this combo. It works really really well. Your card is lovely, as your cards usually are!

<>< diana

Karen Sullivan said...

I like how you layered that ribbon - really pretty card!

Heather M said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies. I always look forward to see what you create for Kristina's challenge. :)

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Awesome Carol Your card looks beautiful! We ended up using the same SS....Great minds....

Cassie said...

Beautiful job on this card. I love the two ribbon choices :)

Catherine said...

Carol, this came out really pretty. I have a hard time with this color combo and i think i have to pass again...LOL!

Leah said...

Love how you raised the butterfly's wings. Great job with such hard colours.

KimmyS said...

A wonderful card

Whimsical Wendy said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Lovely card Carol.

Sarah
xx

Chrissie said...

Eine wundervolle Karte, so fein und leicht. Die Farben sind ganz toll.
Super! LG Christina

Kim Tonnet said...

Way cool Carol. Love it. KimT

Ryemilan said...

Fantastic card Carol! Love your butterflies.

Mine looks like I've CASE'd you as I've used the exact same ribbons, but I didn't check out any of the other submissions until I'd made my card...promise :-).

Sam.

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Very pretty. Love the Butterflys

Sankari W. said...

Carol your card is just beautiful - love how the tropical butterflies have their wings raised up a little and ove your tip about the crop-a-dile to use with brads in ribbon - your color combo use is perfection and i love that you watched the fresh prince - that is just so cool - always love seeing what you create and what you are watching while you are creating it!!! :)
smiles from across the ocean :)
sankari :)

Savitri said...

Carol, what a gorgeous card! LOVE the butterflies!!

Deanna said...

So pretty, love that velvet ribbon, so decadent!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love your floating butterflies and the colours are awesome together!

Jill said...

Pretty card! Love the butterflies and the ribbon treatment!

Brooke S said...

Wowzers! what a great card. It just jumps out and hugs ya'. Love it Great job with the challenge. You rock!
Hugs
Brooke
Have a great weekend.

zukesgirl said...

Oooo I like it! AWESOME trimmomg job and beautiful stamping!

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