Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CC175: Just Because

Do Emily's Color Challenges ever scare you? LOL! This one scared me: Almost Wild Saffron (almost amethyst, wild wasabi and so saffron)
I decided to pull out my new Kitchen Sink Stamps Plaid Plus stamp set. I also grabbed the Other Important People set. It has some great "people" and sentiments.

So for this card - I decided that the black was necessary to make the colors just POP! I started with a black base and placed a Swiss Dots CB layer (white) atop it. Then I grabbed some white paper and the saffron ink pad. I was able to easily create this plaid paper with a little ink and some patience. You line the first image up... stamp and line up, stamp and line up...you get the idea. I used the thick line as my starting point. Then I used some wasabi ink and added the stars. Thought they looked cute on there. Some punched paper scraps of wasabi (textured) and amethyst with the scalloped punches in my stash. I put a layer of black, then stamped the sentiment "Just Because" (other important people) in amethyst ink. I placed that and some wasabi striped ribbon on the card and it is done. I like it.....what do you think? I hated the sentiment in amethyst - you couldn't see it - so I changed it to black ink and added some brads....now I like it!
stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps {Plaid Plus, Other Important People}
ink: saffron, black, wasabi
paper: white, black, wasabi, amethyst
misc: punches, ribbon, cuttlebug (swissdots/epaperie), su brads


Dawnie said...

I like this... very cheery! I'm going to pretend you made this just for me because I am having a not-so-good-day and need a "just because!" So, THANKS! :)

Stefanie Staniak said...

There is something about this card that just makes me keep coming back to look at it. It's like a favorite blouse, in the wash every week. I think it is the plaid with the dotted CB - it feels comfortable and I love it ! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute, I love the black!!


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