Wednesday, March 23, 2011
2 Colors, Different Intensities
Unfortunately I needed a few more sympathy cards. After creating these and looking at them side by side I was struck by the difference intensity of color makes! Both cards use purple and green but the first card is so soft and sweet while the second one is more dramatic.
The first card uses my favorite technique of color layering. I have a tendency to be a perfectionist and I find it very freeing to just stamp away on a sheet of paper :) The images are from Hero Arts (HA) CL428 Earth Flowers and the inks used are Tsukineko VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Pink Petunia and Pretty Petunia. The sentiment is from HA CL342 Everyday Sayings. I decided to cut the stamped panel into 2" x 2" squares before mounting it with foam tape on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card base. I've been noticing card designs that include just a peek of a die cut shape so I added a partial scalloped circle to the left side. Let me know what you think - do you think it adds interest or does it look out of place??
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up cs and pp, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Queen & Co. rhinestones
For the second card I embossed a piece of orchid cs with a Stampin' Up embossing folder (Manhattan Flower) and added glitter to the embossed areas (difficult to see in the photo). The sentiment from HA CL342 Everyday Sayings and the layered butterfly were both die cut. It's not that no thought went into this design but for some reason I always feel less than satisfied with cards that include little stamping.......
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up cs, pp, ink and butterfly dies, Nesties, Queen & Co. pearls
As I write this snow is lightly falling - UGH!!
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