Monday, 3 January 2011

A bright and bold thank you card

Our colour challenge this month at In Love With Stamping is:

Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie


With such a mix of colours I'd usually tone them down a little but as I need a thank you card for my MIL and FIL and MIL loves bright colours I decided to go full on.

Stamp set: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Punches: 1-3/8" Square, 1-1/4" Square, Word Window, Scallop Edge Border
Other: Filigree Brad

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Melon Mambo. A panel of Chocolate Chip was cut to the same depth as the 1-3/8" Square, turned as a diamond, and was then matted with narrow strips of Pumpkin Pie card top and bottom. A Scallop Edge Border was punched from Daffodil Delight and adhered behind the bottom mat of Pumpkin Pie. These layers were adhered direct to the card front and the waste trim from the Scallop Edge Border was adhered above the top layer of Pumpkin Pie. The flowers were stamped separately in Melon, Daffodil and Pumpkin on Whisper White card and punched with the 1-1/4" Square, positioning the image as a diamond rather than a square. Each was matted onto corresponding card punched with the 1-3/8" Square. They were then popped up on dimensionals on the Chocolate Chip layer. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card, punched out with the Word Window and adhered direct to the card front. A filigree brad was added to the edge of the sentiment.

Hope to see your own concoctions made with this colour combo in the ILWS gallery.

Sara xx


Loraine Arderne said...

Such a versatile stamp set, gorgeous bright card.

Dawn said...

loving these colours, was sat in bed last night reading catty and looking at my wish list....contemplating putting them on it