Monday, July 2, 2012

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Happy Birthday

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I'm not quite sure when I have ever got as little done as I did last weekend! *Hanging head in lack of output shame*

I did squeak out this one little card for this week's The Play Date Challenge #138. This picture and the colors were pretty wild (get it?!), so I thought it really fits the term "challenge" well! That's what I love about challenges like this one, though, because they really push me to try color combinations I would have never thought of on my own. 

I flipped open the back of my Stampin' Up! catalog and found a card on page 202 with a layout that I thought would work well, so I cased it for my card. It helped me envision where I would "put these colors" so that helped a lot. It definitely fits that design principle (I forget the name) where you use different amounts of each color, like the most of one color, then a smaller amount of the next color, then an even smaller amount of the next color, and a very tiny amount of the last color.

Okay, better get moving. It's laundry day, yippee! hehe! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Priority Mail hostess.
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, World Spectacular DSP.
Ink: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler.
Accessories: Curly Label punch, More Mustard button, White Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals.


Linda Beeson said...

I so like your use of the color combo, the gray card base is great.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card! I love that gray with the pattern paper together!!!

Ann said...

Girl, you picked a great LO to CASE! I love this!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the colors, and a great, simple, yet exciting layout!!

KellyRae said...

LOVE the gray cardbase, it really makes the colors pop. Ombre is the word you were looking for ;)

Deanna said...

Love it!

samantha's cards said...

very pretty

~amy~ said...

Oooohhhh way to rock the colors!!!!!!!