Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Orchids, Pumpkin Pie, and Celery? Certainly!

Yesterday, as I was skipping through blogland, I saw Charmaine's take on the splitcoaststampers color challenge for the week: Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, and Certainly Celery. I would've NEVER thought to put these together, but I liked how hers turned out and wanted to see what I could come up with. I purchased a multi-pack of the bold brights color family awhile back, and OO is in that group. That became my base for the card. PP is from the earth elements color family, and CC is from soft subtles, and I already had both those colors in my stash.

Sometimes you just have to go with things, and as hard as I tried to work with the Beautiful Thing set, I ended up going with a retired SAB set called Delight in Life. I had been thinking I would sell this one, but I think I'm going to end up selling BT, since I can't seem to get it to do what I want it to!

Anyway, the stamp-a-ma-jig was very helpful in making sure the 2-step stamped flowers appeared like they're supposed to. I'm going to have to do a tutorial on that sometime, so that ya'll know how useful it is! I stamped the base flower (the OO color) on the stamp-a-ma-jig transparency sheet first. Then I stamped it randomly on the Whisper White card stock. Then, I inked up the outline petal stamp and stamped it on the transparency sheet. Then, before I attempted to eyeball its position above the base flower, I used the transparency sheet's image to determine just where the stamp should be positioned. The plastic t-square is the alignment tool that provides a 90 degree angle to butt your stamp block against so that I stamped it just where I wanted it! Clear as mud? I hope not!

Once I had the background paper I designed, I played with the card's fold. I wanted something different, and this was the result. The ribbon holds it together and the entire interior is blank. I have a dear friend who lives overseas who hasn't received any communication from me since Christmas, so I think it's time to write a letter.

Oh my! Look at the time! I have a haircut in 40 min. and I haven't showered yet! At least I don't have to do my hair before I scurry out the door. Thanks for stopping by today.


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I'm glad you gave it a try, Jenn! I would have never picked these colors either. I LOVE what you came up with though! It's so fresh and fun!

Janine said...

What a great card. Love the colors.

Alexandra said...

This is an awesome card - love the colors and the double stamped flowers, beautiful! Found your blog through Charmaines and will definitely be back! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

That card really jumped out at me. I think someone would like to have a bright card like that even using a different sentiment. Like Get Well or Thinking of You.

Thanks for keeping those ideas coming.


sandra said...

I like purple (or OO..these marketing people should name also the colored contact lenses I make at work....) and the card is very nice and happy looking.

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful, Jenn! Great job with the color challenge!