Thursday, April 24, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #6

Here is my card for Kristina Werner's 6th color inspiration. I think my card turned out so simple that you would never guess that I struggled and struggled to finish it. I like it (sigh), but I am still frustrated with the whole process. It seems that I made every mistake humanly possible. I smeared ink, I cut cardstock too short and then I just couldn't get the images right! Maybe I will feel differently after some time.

For my card, I used a Sahara Sand base. I stamped the bamboo image from Artfully Asian (trust me, it's there) with So Saffron Ink on So Saffron Cardstock. I then place a strip of self-adhesive pumpkin colored twill tape over the border of the So Saffron and Sahara Sand. I stamped the flower image from Embrace Life in Stazon Black on Very Vanilla. I then used a blend pen to color the flowers in with Pumpkin Pie ink. I colored the stem and tiny leaves with a blender pen and Wild Wasabi ink. Finally, I used Really Rust (don't tell) for the accents on the flowers. I layered this flower image on Wild Wasabi cardstock and mounted it on the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment from Artfully Asian in Black Stazon on the Sahara Sand base.

Here is the source of this week's inspiration and the corresponding Stampin' Up! colors. In order, the colors are So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi. This beautiful bedding comes from Mystic Valley Traders.


Brea said...

I like that it's simple -- very classy!

amy said...

It is a beautiful card! Congrats on being Kristina's blog!

Deanna said...

What a pretty card! Very clean design!