Sunday, February 24, 2008

Color Combo Copy

The idea for this card was pretty simple, but the execution was just abysmal! Anyway, my friend Krystie used this color combo brilliantly, and I just had to run and make a card using it. I colored the flowers using pomegranate and pale plum ink pads and pumpkin marker. My SAMJ helped me get them spaced properly. Then I layered the different strips and added the ribbon. So far so good. Well, then I thought that it would be cool to use page pebbles over the flowers, so I just started putting them on. I got to the left edge and said, uh oh, what am I gonna do. So I just left the little half flower naked. The brads and piercing went fine, then I screwed up the sentiment (AFTER it was attached to the card). So I just made a new pumpkin piece, redid the brads, and attached it on top of the messed up one. The original pumpkin piece actually extends all the way to the top of the flower strip, so I kinda got myself in a real pickle for a minute. But we all know there are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities for creativity!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Supplies:
stamps - Live Your Dream
paper - pomegranate, pumpkin textured, pale plum, ww
ink - pomegranate, pale plum, pumpkin marker, palette noir
acc - black gingham ribbon, black brads, mat pack & piercer, page pebbles

16 comments:

Cindy said...

Your end results is a very, very nice card!

Krystie Lee said...

In L O V E with this!!!!! You know I'm a sucker for page pebbles, and that color combo is mighty cute, if i do say so myself! :)

You always know just where to put some brads or piercing to finish a project, I'm always in awe of that. That's my big weak area (or one of them, at least!) I'm studying your work to get better!

Becky said...

Krystie, you should have seen me agonizing over where to put the finishing touches, I didn't want to ruin it any more, lol! I kept changing my mind, took me FOREVER to finish it up. Thanks for your kind words!

Tami in OH said...

You're right - "there are no mistakes in stamping" --- If you hadn't given them a mention, no one would ever know that this was anything other than a great looking card! :) Isn't it funny how sometimes what appear to be the most simple cards (when they are done) are the ones we agonized over and spent the most time on? lol

Lisa Henke said...

this is an awesome color combo (love Krystie's card too!). looks great, would never have know your troubles by the looks of it. another one to case. tfs!

Jackie Pedro said...

You would never know that you had a hard time with this card! It's wonderful. Love the color combo and the textured paper (I am becoming addicted to the textured paper thanks to Krystie's cards!)

Tammy said...

Another beauty, Becky! Love those colors, and the pebbles! Are those from SU? They're great!

Amy Sheffer said...

I love this! And I never would have noticed the missing page pebble if you hadn't pointed it out. Truly! The whole thing is fantastic. Crisp and eye-catching

Danielle Lounds said...

Ohhh... I really like it! And the page pebbles just make the flowers pop!

havingfunw4kids said...

This card is great and the color combo is wonderful!!!

denise said...

After all that, the card turned out great! Love the pebbles- and the color combo! Never woulda thunk it!

Maren said...

This is fabulous! Love how you put those pebbles in a row & yes, that color combo is AMAZING!!

AJ said...

verrrry pretty! Love the colors!!
great layout also!

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Becky!

CindyB said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love the color combination. The page pebbles are such a cool addition and I didn't even notice the naked bit of flower.
We all have those times where the card gets all done and then we mess up and rip it off and try again. Thanks for telling us how it went so we can chuckle when it happends to us. Isn't it wonderful that it's just paper?

Carrie Gaskin said...

wonderful card - everything is placed just perfectly!