Sunday, December 21, 2008

I got this new rubber on Wednesday. I haven't had a chance to put ink to it until today.
I think the color pallete is especially cool, totally unexpected too, by me especially!
I actually built my card around the flower, literally.I stamped my flower in bravo burgandy and garden green. Then I colored in cameo coral and green galore. From there I got the rest of the card.
I decided I really wanted to accentuate my flower, so I used a templet and cut out an oval. Then I used my complimentary color of ruby red to mount my flower and use the coral over it with the oval cut out. Then I decided I wanted to use some of the green as an accent. I didn't really care for the garden green, so I opted for green galore.
I thought the green was a wee bit bright so I decided to tone it down with basic grey. I actually wanted to put a ribbon around the complete flower panel, but I mounted it and forgot the ribbon, so I got some ribbon, tied a bow and used a glue dot to secure it.
I really wanted to add the sentiment to the front of the card, something I seldom due, so I stamped it in burgandy and was going to mount it on burgandy, but didn't like the look against the grey, so I changed it to the ruby red.
Once I secured that I really liked the look of the card but felt it was a bit empty at the bottom. I was going to use eyelets but saw these brads that matched perfectly.
What do you think?


Whimsey said...

Very pretty; I LOVE your main image - it's just gorgeous!

Trena in Naperville said...

I love the whimsical design of this flower. Who made it please? Thanks.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

Stampin Up makes the image in question. It is from their newest catalog. The set is called, Echoes of Kindness