Friday, May 18, 2012

Complementary with Love

Yesterday we celebrated Jer's 25th birthday ... can't believe my baby is 25!!  We had a very casual dinner with the four of us and will be having a larger family dinner on Monday - both menus picked by Jer.  He always manages to celebrate his birthday over several weeks and we now call it his "birthday month"  :)

It was great that Evan could join us for dinner last night and we had a nice evening spending time together.

Today I met up with my SIL, Moe and we headed to the local nurseries to pick up some more plants.  I'm thinking this might be my last trip, but I'll have to see how many pots I get done with my purchases from today.  Looking forward to spending the day outside tomorrow, potting up flowers.  We also stopped for lunch and a latte on our way home - thanks Moe!

On to the card for today ... I managed to fit three challenges into this one card.  That' unusual for me, because I get so caught up with images whirling around my head, that I usually need to focus on just one challenge at a time.  This card is for this week's "Ways to Use it" Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers - WT375 - Colorful Complements - use complementary colors from the color wheel (hence the name of the card) ... and it also fits CAS-ual Friday's challenge (CFC53 - punches or dies) and Clean & Simple's Sketch Challenge (FTL191).  Whew!  I had a lot of fun making this card and used my new Summer Smooches paper from SU! ... I LOVE this paper!!  Hope you like.

Here's the sketch I used from Clean & Simple (FTL191):

"Complementary with Love"

Stamp:  Field Flowers - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DP (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix), Rose Creations dies (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brad, sticky strips, glue dots, and dimensionals

I cut out the two sizes of rose dies after embossing the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the polka-dot embossing folder.  I used a glue dot to hold the layers together and then threaded through the brad.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then embossed in white.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the photo, popping up the flower with dimensionals to add depth.

For the inside of the card, I added a 1 1/2 strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock on the left-hand side of a Whisper White panel, topped with a 1 1/4" strip of the Summer Smooches DP.


AB. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the embossed flower! :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card - great colours. And very appropriate to have flowers on it when you've been out to nurseries! My day was the same - went to two nurseries and got plants for the pots I put on my patio! So got no cards made at all!

Anonymous said...

Great colors together and I love the brad.

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Very pretty! Nice colors and great take on the sketch!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so pretty and love colour combo ! x

Pam W Merwin said...

I LOVE your background paper and colors! The flower is gorgeous and love the brad on it!

Virginia L. said...

Love the punched flower! Gorgeous layering and details! Thanks SO much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

The textured flower is gorgeous and. Love your choice of brad too.
Thank you for playing along wth us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Cindy said...

Love this card; do you mind if I CASE it?! So pretty with the yellow. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love that flower and the take on the sketch turned out perfect! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

JJ Bolton said...

What a striking color combo! Love the layout you used:) And that brad is just adorable!

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