Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Mixed Bouquet Birthday Card


Here is the card I did yesterday for my great card making pal, Alison:

Quite a challenge for me as Alison always makes such wonderful cards!
Check out her blog - Alison's creations are just perfect - http://www.paperpiecing.blogspot.com/ and a real inspiration for those of you with die cutters!
Back to my orange creation (I tried to think of something else beginning with O, but it's just too late to think properly!) Have you noticed, I am quite into orange at the moment?! Let me know of any great colour combos that work with Only Orange, as I now want to branch out a little...lol!)
I used the Mixed Bouquet SU Stamp Set of course! For the orange background card, I have stamped the flower/seeds stamp and leaf with versamark ink. The top white card has been randomly stamped with same flower stamp in Only Orange (but only after wasting the fresh ink by stamping on scrap paper 3-4 times first) to give a nice subtle effect, and the same has been done with the leaf and Green Galore Ink.
The birthday greeting is from Sincere Salutations SU set, which I love as the font, style and wordings are so classy.
I used my circle punch to get the reverse corner effect on all the matts of card - and finished it off with 4 white eyelets, using my crop-a-dile.


Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Su,
Lovely card,orange is one colour I don't use but I think I will give it ago!
You could try using orange with black, or lime green or purple they go together quite well .HTHs.


Ali said...

...and I really appreciated it! I think it looks even better in real life though!

Gwen Snater said...

I love this card...looks so fresh! I is always hard for me to make a card for a fellow card maker too!! but you done real good :-)

Anonymous said...

Soft Sky would work very well with it.

Nice card.

Kay SBS8

Su Davis said...

Hi all, thanks for the great comments and suugestions. Can't wait to try out some of these combinations. Am hopefully going to be ordering some of the other colour families next week too (only have Bold Brights at the moment.)

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry Hun, but I've tagged you! Rules are on my blog!


Marge Robertson said...

It worked out very well; yes, "O" would be a difficult challenge! All I could think of was "opening"! ;-)

Marge SBS8

Han said...

What a lovely card I love orange and it is a great colour for this time of year. xx