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Monday, May 3, 2010

Branching Out with Color

I am on a roll with Not Quite Navy lately. I love this color and I was thrilled to see it in Act 28 of Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge and even more thrilled that I could participate!

Pretty, right? I don't use Rose Red very often but I am seeing it more and more and I think it is so fresh and modern paired with kraft and not quite navy. I've had the idea for this card in my head for awhile now so I am happy to find an outlet for it. I used this layout from the Stamping 411 operators (SSC149) --nice and simple--but turned it on the side.And, here is what I came up with: I am really pleased with the way this came out. I bought this stamp set months ago but never actually inked it up...oh how I love it! So easy to make a beautiful flowering tree for any season. I stamped the rose red randomly on the tree stamping once in full color and then again without re-inking to achieve the look of layered color.
I had so much fun with the ribbon on yesterday's card that I used the same technique on this card. I put down a piece of sticky strip where I wanted the ribbon to go. Starting at one end, I attached the ribbon bit by bit lifting it up with my paper piercing tool to form a little loop. It was really easy and I like the effect.
A navy buttton and some linen thread was the finishing accent the ribbon needed. The sentiment is from a favorite set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, inked up in, you guessed it, not quite navy on whisper white and punched out with the large oval punch. I'd love to hear from you, let me know what you think!

11 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful, Nance! love your choice of stamp set and that yummy gathered ribbon treatment:) thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous! I just love that stamped tree...it rocks! The ribbon treatment is very cool too! Thanks for joining us at the curtain call this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Nancy said...

Beautiful colors, not some that I would normally choose either. Love the tree, I have the set but haven't inked mine yet either, now of course I will. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the ribbon effect also.

Diane said...

Nance Your card is beautiful. Love how you did the leaves in pink and red. How cleaver and it's striking! I just Love this stamp set. In fact I tried high and low to find it, and one day found it on the last chance list. SO happy I bought it. I use it alot for the troop cards with a yellow ribbon on the trunk.

Kerin said...

I love the color combo, and the addition of the ruffled ribbon with the button and thread make it just perfect :)

Connie Babbert said...

OH my gosh! I love this card...beautiful colors, ruffled ribbon...just love the details.

Patti Chesky said...

The color combo is so different for a tree image, but you know what? It's FABULOUS!!!

Love your ribbon treatment as well!! Love all your attention to details!

Suzanne Bier said...

Beautiful card! Your stamping on the tree reminds me of cherry blossoms! :)

Sue Kohler said...

this is beautiful Nance! I love what you have done with the trees and the colours, I share your love for NQN too!! thanks for playing with us at the curtain call this week! :)

Selene Kempton said...

oh WOW!!! this is my favorite submission of the week. Thank you so much for playing along with stamping411. I love this!

Juliana said...

Oh, I really like this card! The colors, texture and layout are great! Thanks for sharing.