Friday, August 14, 2009

A Good Color Combination Goes a Long Way

I was casting about this afternoon for something that would move me to complete my prep work for my SAS tomorrow (ssshhhh....don't tell that I tend to work best under deadline pressure), and I saw this color combination on SCS. It's a Cameo Coral base, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, and Lavender Lace.

I had also pulled out my Always stamp set. It's still in the catalog (which, news flash (at least to me), is the ONLY ONE we'll have this year), and it hadn't seen any ink in a long time. It's always--no pun intended--a good idea to go through your stash of stamp sets regularly to see if you can use one you haven't in awhile. Use a new layout. Use an existing layout. Use a new color combination. Any or all of these refreshes the set, making it seem "new" again. Try it!

The best detail of this card is the ribbon. It's threaded with two Flower Ribbon Slide Hodgepodge Hardware pieces that are retired, but that I never got around to using until today. When you cast your bread upon the water, good things happen. I'm not sure what that means, but my I'll leave that to your personal interpretation.

I laid down some adhesive to keep the ribbon in place after I threaded both slides and positioned them. They're the perfect touch that I was looking for!

I'm breathin' easy tonight; no early rising for me until Monday! Going to stamp tomorrow with the gals, eat lunch and go boating with the volunteers from church, and try to really relax. Be on the lookout for a way cool Christmas offering, coming soon!


the Provident Woman said...

That looks great! So cute!

Aimes said...

Such a pretty card - a really interesting colour combo that I'd never have though of myself but it really does work!
Love your finishing touch with the Flower Ribbon Slide - just adorable!
P.S Thanks for the sweet comment over at my place! x x

Amy said...

Ah, I like this color combination! I would never have pulled out Apricot Appeal with Cameo Coral, either. I'll have to try this! Thanks for the pointer :-)