Sunday, August 30, 2015

Calypso Thoughts

Hello and welcome back!  A quick post this Sunday evening as my card slides in under the deadline for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  In conjunction with that sketch, I used the color challenge this week at Just add Ink.

So, I really struggled with this color challenge, not so much in terms of the stamps I wanted to use but the background, what the horizontal piece should be, too much Saffron, not enough....okay you get the picture, I don't want to bore you too much with my issues.  ; - )  But here's what I ended up making...

I wanted to keep it relatively flat with secure embellies because it will be joining a number of cards I have made for a couple of charities that share cards with people with illness and their families.

The rounded corner was created with the new Curvy Corner Trio punch, available on Tuesday in the new Holiday catalogue. It's a very versatile punch, two corner designs and a slit for using on a tag.

Thanks for taking time to take a look, as always your visit and comments are so appreciated.  Be sure to use the links above to check out the wonderful inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Tea for Two designer series paper
Ink:  Calypso Coral, So Saffron. Mint Macaron
Other:  Subtles Candy Dots, Burlap Ribbon, Flower Fair framelits, 2" Circle, Word Window and Curvy Corner Trio punches, Boho Chic TIEF


Anonymous said...

I like how you have put this card together - using great texture and embellishments. I like your little corner punch/brad highlight. Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

This is just delightful, Stef! I think you've used just the right amount of So Saffron; it's a lovely, sunshiney, addition to your card. Loving that decorative corner; I've bought the punch, but haven't yet had a play. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. x

Linda Callahan said...

Such bright summery colors! love your card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Such a fun card Stef! Love that background and the fun burlap banner! Pretty flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

What a lovely bright and cheery card! I really like the addition of the burlap too :)

Thanks for taking on our colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

JAI Design Team

Jodene said...

Such a fun card, I love all of the different textures. Great use of the colours! Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink :)

KimB said...

Oh this is bold and colourful Stef and I love the texture you brought in with the burlap. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.