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13 August 2010

OLW15 -- Unexpected Colors

Hey there!

Ok, so I was going to show off my DT kit goodies in this post...but I'm holding off another day, because I managed to get Susan's One-Layer Wednesday challenge card done instead.  She asked participants to, in her words, "violate the stereotypes" of color (if you click the link, you'll see her super-cute pink and lime Christmas card!).

Here's mine:

So...I know. "Congrats" doesn't lend itself to any particular colors, so what's the big deal with a purple and orange card? Oh, but it's a BABY congrats card. Nary a pastel, a pink, or a blue in sight. Not even the so-called "neutral" yellow or green! This will go to the next one of bunches of friends who seem to be getting preggo these days. Must be something in the water.

Technique stuff: This was inspired by a card I saw in the new issue of Papercrafts -- the artist used the same A to Z background stamp, but with a masked apple instead of this little butterfly. Speaking of which, the butterfly is plain by nature (SU's Butterfly Accent), but I kissed it on a Hero Arts Doily stamp  and then stamped the doily bit instead. Nifty! Some razzleberry marker dots mark the border a bit better. I wanted the Tangerine Tango sentiment (from Papertrey's Say it with Style) to look like it was part of the block, so I used a stamp positioner -- with a clear stamp, yes -- to make sure it was just right. A little bling on the butterfly body, and I called it good!

Well, I'm off to a roller derby fundraiser tonight, and a high school reunion tomorrow (Gasp! 15 years already?).  I've also been working on some CAS ditties -- I'm the guest designer for this week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast. My fave so far is a Halloween card -- too early? Hope not! Wish me luck!!


Kara said...

people always stop me and tell me they love my ring! Great card!!

Liz Michaud said...

Can't wait to see your kit! I am heading over to the store tomorrow morning to get mine! Yay!
Love the purple/orange combo too.

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhhh, I LOVE orange and purple together and I really love your doily kissed butterfly! I love that texty background, too. You masked it all so well. A fantastic and fun baby card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun!!! Great idea of changing up the butterfly pattern.

Carol said...

WONDERFUL card! LOVE that A - Z stamp!

PetraB said...

A wonderful card, great fun but also very stylish.

Meg said...

Aw man, I had this stamp on my buy list, and then took it off because I thought it was too small. Little did I realize how awesome it is at that size!! I love the masking idea!

I use stamp positioners all the time with my clear stamps. Mostly because my blocks are so dirty I can't see through them! :)

Susan Raihala said...

I marked the extact same card for CASEing, myself! Love what you've done with it, and the idea of using this as a baby card is AWESOME!