Sunday, January 18, 2009

Floral Prints

I've combined challenges for my card this morning (OK, so it'll be afternoon by the time it's posted, but it was made this morning), taking the colours from Keesh's Colour Challenge #3 and the layout from Taylor's Challenge #51. I've used colours very similar to this before, so this time I went with something a little more feminine. I had also forgotten to sketch or save the layout from Taylor's site and was having troubles with my net connection this morning and didn't get to double check before now... it doesn't surprise me that I haven't stuck to the sketch 100%, I like to use sketches for a jumping off point... I find that if I trying following a sketch exactly I fight with the card a lot more - it's better to let the card go where it will than try putting a square peg in a round roll wink. Anyway, I pulled out the old Petal Prints and Floral background for my card, inking the Prints flower with my markers and stamping it repeatedly without reinking. I also used my Bayou marker (which you can't order, but if you'd like to see how to make your own check this out) to ink the sentiment. Both Vanilla layers have been stamped with the Linen background over top using VersaMark ink, though this is hard to pick up in the photo.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Petal Prints, Linen, Floral, So Many Sayings
Ink: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: Ruby Red marker, Blue Bayou "marker" (washed out Not Quite Navy marker + refill), cutter kit, Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Earth Elements brads, Word Window punch, dimensionals
Show watched while stampin: Aus v SAf ODI cricket

11 comments:

Kellie said...

WOW your card looks amazing! You made using the colours look so easy.

Kristy said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

Michelle said...

Very cool! LOVE the background stamp on Choc Chip. Great depth!

Leigh said...

I like the card you've made Carol, especially the way you've used the ribbon.

Dani Fender said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

Kathryn said...

Very pretty -- Love how you used the ribbon -- :)

Donna said...

pretty!!

Makeesha Byl said...

Gorgeous card Carol! I love the lavender you have used, - I so need to pull out that stamp set! The floral background on Chocolate looks amazing too! Thanks for playing again! Love Keesh x

Taylor said...

This is so pretty, Carol! I love the strips of ribbon you used! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Brooke S said...

Cute!! Love your take on the challenge!! I love that style of stamps so soft and gorgeous!
hugs
Brooke

Mary said...

Such an elegant card!