Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #21

Ok - so Principal's day is Friday. The high school I work at has co-principals (as in 2!!!) and 1 Vice Principal so I made 3 cards tonight. I really struggle with masculine cards and used retired stuff on the male principal and male VP's cards so here's the one for our fantastic Principal (obviously a woman with these colors...)

I also tried to take an artsy picture so you'll have to let me know which one you prefer. I'm totally loving this card! I love the technique on the flowers which is adapted from a Convention Make and Take idea. I never thought about using the daubers directly onto the rubber but I LOVE it! I inked the stems first (removed ink in flower areas with a baby wipe) then sponged on Regal Rose and finished it off with a bit of Rose Red at the ends of the petals. I think I'll try simplifying it for a workshop soon! I loved the way it turned out and that Top Note die is just to die for (no pun intended). Have a fantastic day! Thanks for another great combo Kristina!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Absolutely Fabulous & Polka Dot Background (I'm so obsessed with SU! background stamps right to clear emboss this one but I didn't do that tonight)
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, VersaMark
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Sizzix Top Note Die (SU! Exclusive die), sponge daubers, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Narrow Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon (mine seems just a shade too dark for Rose Red...anyone else with this problem?), left over stamp remnants to pop up the Top Note die part (Whisper White portion of the card)

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Anonymous said...

very nice card! Well done

Angie Tieman said...

This card is fabulous! I love the way you used the colors and the brightness on the white Top Note die! Also, your "artsy" photo looks great! Thank you for your super sweet comments on my blog, you really made my day! Hugs!

Karla said...

I agree with Angie,

your card is very cute!!1 I really like it.

Sherri said...

Darlying card! This week's colors were great! I like that flower stamp even more the way you'v eused it!

Savitri said...

This is fabulous! I got to get me that die cut!! :)

{KKC} said...

Love the way you used the top note die cut. Great card.

Shawntel said...

I love that the top note is partly off the card! Wonderful! The layers are so nice, too! Lovely card!