Thursday, June 17, 2010

Live Your Bliss

I saw this fun challenge on Claire's blog. I've been itching to use more of my nestie-friendly stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps, so I decided I would throw a card together with this hot color combo and try to step up to the challenge to center it around the label as a focal point.


I didn't have any particular design in mind when I started this card. I just knew that I wanted my card base to be brown and my label coral. I was looking for an appropriately-sized sentiment to complement the label. I stuck with a paler yellow, since I did not have matching bold yellow in my stash. I tried to use "rules of 3" with my coral (i.e., ribbon, twinkle, and label). And this is how it turned out.  


Live Your Bliss Card
Stamps: Very Vintage Label No. 4 (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink) 
Paper: Close to Cocoa (SU!), White (Recollections), Sophie Paper Pad (K Marcella)
Ink: Earth Elements - Close to Cocoa (SU!), Brilliance - Pearlescent Coral (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Nestabilities - Label Four (Spellbinders), Vintage Button Collection - Spring Mix (Papertrey Ink), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles - Multicolors (Taylored Expressions), Hemp Cord (Darice), Ribbon - Coral (Michael's)

I also tried scoring at an angle. Unfortunately I do not own a Score-pal, so scoring on my Fiskar's cutting board was rather tedious. Can you see my mistake? ;) Well, at least I know what I'll be spending my 50% off coupon at my next craft store visit...

6 comments:

Laurie Marmon said...

Oh! I love this card. Very pretty! Scoring is tons of fun. I got the $20 Martha Stewart scoring pad at Michaels (on sale) and just love using it right now. :)

Mary I said...

Your card has a sort of soft vintage feel to it. Very pretty.

Belinda said...

You don't spread your posts out at all do ya? ;-) LOVE this card -- it's fabulous in its simplicity!

rlo said...

Laurie Marmon - I just got my MS Scoring Pad also today at Michaels. My breaking point was measuring it out and marking it on the inside and not having any energy left to erase 'em. Poor recipient...

Mary I - Thanks. I'm still trying to figure out my style as a newbie :)

Belinda - Not my fault that ALL the challenges and waltzes happen at the same time. Really! I liked how it focused on the label and TE's Twinkles are just fun.

Maile Belles said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the detail on the label! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Charlene Austin said...

Super sweet card.

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