Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mambo Wild Wood

Hi there!  I have a card to share tonight that I made as one of four cards I will be giving to a dear friend of mine who has a birthday at the end of the month.  She sends so many cards that I think she personally helps keep the US Post Office in business LOL!!  So, I decided I would make a series of water colored cards that are somewhat generic and easy to mail so she could use them for any number of occasions.  The first of the cards I made for her was with the Pleasant Poppies in this post http://stefperry.blogspot.com/2014/08/poppy-duo.html.

I used this weeks fun challenge at Friday Mashup for inspiration for today's card.  The challenge was to use the colors Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Black and White, and mash it up by including a wood element.  Here's what I ended up with:

Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo are colors generally not on my radar, so this truly was a challenge for me initially. However, once the card was done, I found I really like them together. The flowers and leaves from Peaceful Petal were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black then colored using Classic Inks and a blender pen.

The Hardwood stamp was inked with Wild Wasabi and stamped on the card stock to add the wood element for the challenge "mash up".  I love my old Woodgrain background stamp but this one is slowly stealing my heart for use as a wood background.

That's it for me until the weekend.  As always, I so appreciate your visit and comments!  Take care!



Product details:
Stamps:  Peaceful Petals, Hardwood, Chalk Talk
Paper:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Watercolor
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Melon Mambo Scallop Dotted Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Paper Snips, Blender Pen


Heidi Baks said...

How very lovely! Your fussy cutting is beautiful and so worth it! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lisa said...

So pretty! The hardwood background is the perfect accent for those lovely flowers!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Lynda Day said...

Such a cute card. I love your take on the wood done in green. Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup!

Tara Bourgoin said...

So beautiful! That green background is just stunning and I agree with Heidi - that fussy cutting is just the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

Christine Blain said...

Wow! Stef, this is gorgeous!! You've used the colours so well; might just have to CASE this, my friend. :)

Lesley Croghan said...