This is for Color Challenge 403 - Really Red, Basic Gray and Gumball Green. I subbed in Old Olive ink for the Gumball Green since I didn't have any. The focus of this card are some of the stamps from my new (new to me) PTI Flower Garden set, and in the interest of full disclosure, I was inspired by a card by Betsy Veldman, which I found when I Goggled Imaged the set for ideas:
You can see I placed the flowers against a text background and also oriented them in the same way as she did. After that, I took off on my own and the card came together pretty easily. The irregular gray border was a happy accident - I'd stamped a piece of Basic Gray with my Vines Cover A Card BG stamp in Charcoal chalk ink, and then stamped the Dots BG over it in black Versafine. Two hours later I used the unstamped border of that piece of paper to stamp and emboss my gray flowers and on a whim I decided to try doing one on top of the pattern I'd made. I did not know it took Versafine so long to totally dry! Lots of the dots took up the EP and so I figured I'd just emboss and see what I ended up with. As you can see, pretty interesting. The only other thing I can say about this card is that I think it will ultimately have a sentiment in the lower right hand corner, but I don't know what yet so I left it as is. Oh, and I originally planned on using a lighter gray card base. It looked okay but no pop, so I hopefully tried it against the green, and then dutifully tried it against the red. The winner was obvious. I briefly resisted. (Me, make a red card? I am normally not a red kind of gal. The only red CS I have is what came in my SU color-family packs.) But really, there was no contest. The gray looked nice but the red looks great. If I do say so myself.
Thanks for looking!
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 GMT Views: 400