Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bright and Summery (colourQ #87)

Hi there all! I hope you are having a great day back to the grind after the long weekend. I, for one, am hoping to be more productive today than I was all weekend! :) My kids have another 4 days until they are off for summer break, so it's just me and Ev, and I'm **hoping** that means I'll accomplish something... (hey, a girl can dream, right?)

Before I get too far into the post, I want to remind you of my BLOG CANDY giveaway going on right now. You have from now until June 12 to enter. Go to this post to see all the details and hear about the brand-new, super-cool SMASH book I am giving away!

So, I know (and if you visit the blog regularly, you know, too!) that warm colors are typically NOT my thing. BUT, I really love this bright, fun color combo, tempered with the brown and white. It's so fresh and summery, just the thing I was needing. :) Go to colourQ to see all the FAB samples my DT buds and Arielle have, and play along! If you leave a comment here I'll be sure to come by and check and comment on your submission!

So, my card. I used a technique I haven't used in a while. For that main panel, I stamped a glossy white piece of cardstock with my images using VersaMark (watermark) ink. I had arranged my clear stamps on a large block, to make a background stamp. Then I inked up my brayer with the Curry, Pumpkin, and Melon shades of ink. Sort of a striped effect, like you used to get with a Spectrum pad (and, if you know what a Spectrum Pad is, let's just talk about how long we've been stamping... LOL). Then I brayered over the stamped glossy cardstock, rolling over several times, and the VersaMark stamped images resist the dye ink. Pretty cool, huh? I punched a large circle in the orange and attached it to the corner, cutting off the overhang. I stamped my sentiment in brown on white cardstock and punched it out in a circle shape. I punched a Melon scalloped circle as well and layered the 2. I taped down some wide brown rick rack and a pink glittered rick rack piece, before attaching the sentiment with 3D dots. Finally I added a layered sticker and a layered button embellishment I made. The front panel went onto a mat in the Curry color, and then onto a Suede card base.

Well, a fun, bright, summery card for ya today. Kind of reminds me of a sunset. I hope you like it & I hope you'll play along with us at colourQ this week! :) Have a stellar day!


supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado; layered sticker and glittered rick rack: K&Company; punches: EK Success. solid cardstock, ink, buttons, and twine: Stampin' Up!

DUST IT OFF!: That layered sticker has been around for awhile, With having 3 boys I don't use flower stickers when I scrap very often. I'll have to remember to pull them out for other cards!


syviastamps said...

Beautiful card, using these colors may not be your thing, Noelle, but this is wonderful! Happy day to you, I am taking my headache and going to mow the lawn!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

You did an awesome job, Noelle! I love the background - it's gorgeous!

Debgem said...

Looks just wonderful! As you say, bright and summery!