Sunday, March 04, 2012

Simply Soft in Turquoise

Today I held a workshop with my friend Frances and three of her Dragon Boat team members.  It was a lot of fun and they each made four beautiful cards before heading home.  Thanks to Sally, Melinda, Lonnie and Frances for joining me in the art studio today!  And thanks for all the lovely goodies that you brought for us to snack on!!

I found a website that is devoted to Clean and Simple cards and they have a weekly challenge that I thought I'd join.  This challenge site has been around for a while, but new to me.  So today's card is for the sketch challenge FTL180 for the Clean & Simple challenge.  It also qualifies for Friday's Free For All Challenge (F4A106) - True Blue Flowers.  Hope you like.

"Simply Soft in Turquoise"

Stamps:  Simply Soft, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  3/8" stitched turquoise ribbon (Michael's), 1/4" Lucky Limeade designer brad, hole punch, adhesives and dimensionals

I made a pencil line across my Whisper White cardstock just below where the top of the DP would be ... just so I could gauge here my flowers would end.

I stamped the three flowers in Kiwi Kiss ink and then colored in the flower petals with a Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write marker.  I attached the DP to the bottom of the card front and wrapped the ribbon around, tying a half knot off to one side.  I mounted the card front onto the card base of Tempting Turquoise.

I stamped the sentiment in Tempting Turquoise ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and trimmed the piece to 1/2" wide by approx. 1 1/2" long.  I cut a "V" at the one end and punched a hole at the other for the designer brad.  I threaded through the brad and then mounted the sentiment on the card front, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

1 comment:

AB. said...

I like this a lot!!! The turquoise & green work so well together. Great card!!