April 16, 2010

Can You Handle It?

This is a card I made for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #88.
At first I tried making a really cute card with a new image I got from Chicken Girl Designs, but these colors said maturity and seriousness when I put them together. Unfortunately, it's a pretty gloomy day today and I have poor natural light, oh but these colors in person are amazing! I ran out and bought some decorative paper and as it turned out I used papers I already had! The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea collection from Stampin' Up! Who woulda thunk it?

I love the simplicity of this card. To contrast its flatness, I added a bit of Carrera Marble glitter from Martha Stewart to the centers of the flowers. It added just enough dimension and shine.
I was also inspired to use this week's Sketch Challenge #276 from Splitcoast Stampers which I'm so glad I got the chance to use this week!
TGIF! I'm so excited for the weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Garden Greetings, Kindred Spirits(SU!)
Paper: Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Basic Grey, Sweet Pea dsp(SU!)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Basic Grey
Accessories, scallop border punch(SU!), Carrera Marble glitter(MS)


  1. Oooh, Laura this is BEAUTIFUL! Very understated and elegant! Thanks for playing!

  2. How about that--those SP papers DO match the challenge! Lovely card and great way to showcase this beautiful set!

  3. Beautiful, CAS elegant card! Great use of the SU! patterned papers and our color palette!!

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week :]


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