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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Curtain Call {Act 29}

I just love the colors and inspiration photos Stacey uses in the Curtain Call Color Challenge and this week is no exception. Take a look:

Look at that flower and those vases! I've never used Bordering Blue before, gasp(!), and now I am going to miss it when it retires in June. It's such a pretty blue-ish gray and it looks fantastic with summer sun (also retiring) and tangerine tango (coming back)! So, here is my take on these fabulous colors:

What do you think? I had a vague idea where I wanted to go, well at least I knew I wanted to use the Eastern Blooms set. I don't use that one nearly enough--it's so pretty! I stamped the middle cherry blossom branch in Versamark and then heat embossed with white stampin' emboss powder. It looked kinda lonely by itself so I stamped some more branches with the Versamark ink. Two retired DSP patterns--good morning sunshine and haiku--provided the summer sun and tangerine tango pops of color. So glad to get tangerine tango back in July!


The flower was stamped in summer sun on whisper white and hand-cut. Some yellow adhesive rhinestones from my embellie stash add some sparkle to the flower. The cool textured background is the new square lattice impressions folder now available in the summer mini catalog--isn't it great?! Can't forget the whisper white ribbon...I love this new-to-me technique of ruffling the ribbon...it's sooo easy and makes for simple mailing with no knots or bows.

I also try to complete the inside of each card and I love carrying over a stamp from the front, on the inside. Makes the design complete, don'tcha think? I do so appreciate your visit to my blog and love reading your comments! Hint, hint ;-)

(For more information about retiring and new colors click on the color wheels to the right of this post.)

supplies:
stamps: eastern blooms; garden greetings (retired); heard from the heart (inside sentiment)
ink: summer sun; basic gray (sentiments); versamark
paper: whisper white, bordering blue cardstock; haiku & good morning sunshine DSP
xtras: whisper white organza ribbon; square lattice impressions folder; stampin' emboss powder; scallop trim punch; XL bird punch (leaves)
; top note die

9 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

yep, I was right...AMAZING! love that sweet ruffled ribbon with the fun textured card base:) thanks for joining us again at the Curtain Call, Nance!

Sam said...

Hi Nance, your card is stunning. I love all of your cards! The colors on this one are bright but not too in your face. That texture plate is awesome. It makes the paper look like fabric. Also wanted to say that I think it is great that you finish off the inside of your card.

Nancy said...

I can guess who's gonna get this card, and she'll love it as I do. The colors are fabulous and your use of the top note as a base for all the extras works perfectly, Love it!

Diane said...

Love, love love this card! Love the color combo. I'm really going to have to try the ribbon too. Soooooooo cute!

Rochelle said...

Great card! I said the same thing about Bordering Blue... Love the card and the inside of it too!

Linda Callahan said...

This is fabulous - beautiful again inside and out - love the ruffly ribbon :)

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I just love the design on the front, and I love the finished inside! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Just FABULOUS, Nance!! Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call this week! xxx

LeAnne said...

Another beauty, made with a stamp that doesn't get enough love in my stamp room! Love it!