Woohoo! It's Thursday, the sun is shining (finally!!) the kids are playing outside! Life is good! :-) Although the temperatures are still on the cool side here, the wonderful sunshine not only brightens things up, but is a mood lifter as well!
It seems the sunshine has also effected my color choices, because I find myself reaching for brighter colors than usual! Today's card is no exception...
I used this week's Viva La Verve sketch. The twist is to use something "new". Well, that is just plain FUN I tell ya! AND, to top it all off, I happened to have *just* received my brand NEW In Colors from Stampin' Up (I used Melon Mambo for my card)! I really didn't think I was going to like them. From the pictures I saw, they all looked almost neon. They are bright, but they have just enough of a "smokey hue" added to them that makes them fresh, fun, and NOT neon! LOL!
I used the flowers from Miracles Blossom and the sentiment from Floral Symphony (both from Verve Stamps). I created two different backgrounds on the card base by using my Cutter Bee (and Scor-Pal) on the left part and stamping the flower (same one as I used on the focal image) using Vintage Cream ink on the other part. The Pink/Ivory check ribbon is actually sewn to the card (on the left side), but then I went and covered it up with a large button! LOL! I added some Vintage Scalloped Trim to the bottom, as well as a Vanilla Taffeta bow (I sponged both with Antique Linen Distress Ink to age them a bit). Just for fun, I added some mini pink rhinestones (from Taylor's Tiny Twinkles).
So, out of all the new In Colors I think my favorites are Soft Suede (I have a simple card I made with this color to share later this week), Rich Razzleberry, & Bermuda Bay. I do think that Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry will be fun to play with this Fall as well.
O.k...enough babbling on my part! I hope you all have a fantastic day! ~Laurie
Recipe Stamps: Miracles Blossom, Floral Symphony (Verve Stamps) Paper: Choice Buttercream c.s., Melon Mambo, K & Co. patterned paper Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Vintage Cream Other: Cutter Bee, Scor-Pal, Nestabilities, Pink/Ivory Check ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Vintage Scalloped Trim, Buttons, Mini Rhinestones, Copic markers