Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In Color Flower Fancy

I had a girl who orders cards off of me all the time (the card from yesterday is for her too) ask for a card for an upcoming bridal shower where the colors are pink and black. I had a really hard time trying to find a layout that I liked using those two colors and ultimately gave up trying last night. This morning as I was blog surfing, I came across this card from Andrea Walford. Although her colors are not pink and black, it inspired me to use my color combination with her layout. I was also excited to see how she used Flower Fancy. That set is SO versatile! But this is what I came up with! I altered the size to a standard size card (hers is a 5 1/4 square) and, obviously the colors. I did intend to put some brads on, but since I used the polka dot ribbon, I didn't want to make it too busy. She used the Sanded BG stamp on her scalloped layer and I ran my layer through the Big Shot with texture plates instead (hard to see in the picture). Also, the sentiment looks much better in real life...I think it's hard to read in the picture. Enjoy!

Stamps: Flower Fancy, To Have and to Hold
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry SU Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Texture Plates, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Blender Pen, Scalloped Edge Punch

1. Score 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Melon Mambo at 5 1/2 and fold on score line.
2. Cut 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Basic Black and run it through the Big Shot with the "Swirly" texture plate. Use the scalloped edge punch on one long edge.
3. Stamp the Flower Fancy flowers sideways twice onto a 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White. Color with blender pen and Pretty ink Pink, using the Melon Mambo marker as an accent and the Crushed Curry for the center. The leaves were done using Certainly Celery
4. Stamp the flowers 4 more times on scrap pieces and color to match. Cut out and adhere to Whisper White piece (2 on top of the flowers and the other 2 wherever you thinks looks best).
5. Cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and stamp sentiment from To Have and to Hold in bottom right corner with Basic Black ink.
6. Adhere all three layers together with the Whisper White behind both the black and DSP. Make sure to use the size of the card as a guide, but don't attach to Melon Mambo card base yet.
7. Tie a piece of Melon Mambo ribbon around the top black layer.
8. Attach entire piece to Melon Mambo card base.

1 comment:

  1. This card is great, love the layout and the color combo, your friend is sure to love it too!