Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CC229 A Tulip for You

I made this card yesterday for the color challenge over at SCS. The colors were apricot, pink and celery. I didn't have any Stampin' Up! card stock so I improvised with stuff I had on hand. I often use these colors together and was in the midst of whipping up this card when all of a sudden I noticed a piece of black card stock sitting by my paper cutter. It beckoned me, so to speak :o) so I tried it and loved the results.

The tulip is embossed on watercolor paper and I colored it with my ZIG markers. They're actually scrapbooking markers, I think, meant for journalling but I use them to color all the time. When you only use marker the color is sort of flat, but when you layer colors they really pop! For the apricot and black background, I actually taped the two pieces together first - trimmed the edges with the ripple Fiskars scissors and then ran them through the Cuttlebug with the argyle embossing folder. I then added some pink polka dotted ribbon from Joanne's and the pink rhinestones from Michaels and viola!

Card recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Misc. card stock I had on hand
Ink: Colorbox black/ZIG markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, argyle embossing folder, Fiskars ripple and deckle scissors, ribbon from Joanne's and rhinestones from Michaels

I've got a full plate of errands today unfortunately, so I might not get to stamp much. I was a lazy girl today and stayed in bed until almost 9:30. Eek! I guess that's what I get for staying up until 1:00 in the a.m. I keep forgetting I'm not 20 anymore and I can't get by on 3 hours of sleep.

Have a great day everyone & God bless!
Sue :o)

1 comment:

  1. A lovely colour combo - very bright and cheerful! I love your layout too!