March 27, 2007

Pink and Green

Trying to work with non Stampin Up patterned paper always is a challenge for me because most of my inks are Stampin Up -- I like things that coordinate/match/whatever -- so easy! I bought this pink and white paper as part of a Rob and Bob collection, which I found at a Border's Book Store! I made the mistake of thinking that one of my 4 shades of pink ink would match. NOT So, I stamped some Glorious Green words and images onto the patterned paper and just ignored the whole non-matching pink thing. Glorious Green is so not my favorite green and I have tons of this paper, so this was a great way to use it. While I'm not a big fan of this shade of green, I love the way just a bit of it looks with pink -- it's got that spring thing going for it! I thought about adding some ribbon, but it just didn't work, so I once again decided to leave well enough alone! How I made this card: I cut the patterned paper into a 4.5" square and stamped the words with SU Glorious Classic ink right onto the paper -- even going in a curve was easy because I was using acrylic stamps (ok, I'm on a tiny soap box, relax, I'll get over it!!!). The flowers and center of the flowers are from Papertreyink's Paper Tray set. The words and phrases are from Wordsworth Acrylic Tiny Words set. Other supplies: white eyelets (source unknown), SU's Glorious Green and Ultrasmooth White cardstocks. The card itself is a 5" square. ******* Thanks for reading my blog. It makes me feel good to know that someone else besides my husband and son are listening to me babble....

13 comments:

  1. What a fun card! I, too, have been lured to the dark side by clear stamps... they're just so easy to use! Love your blog!

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  2. Amazing how you did the words. Love the colors. Sorry, I am way into bright green. Well any green. Great with pink

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  3. I LOVE your blog! You have a fantastic sense of humor and I love reading your entries! Your stamped art is fun and your love of designer paper is equal to my addiction... hmmmm... maybe we need treatment. LOL!

    Thanks!

    Lisa

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  4. I love how you used the design of the paper to stamp the words onto the card. Alas, I am steadfast with wood block stamps. I realize that I am missing a lot of great designs and possibilites, but at least I get to admire other crafters' work. Very nice card; thanks for sharing.

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  5. OH my goodness! I love what you did with the pink and green! I'm with you, I'm not into green, well bright green. What you did was wonderful.

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  6. I LOVE the words. And you somehow managed to make Glorious Green look good. I'm in awe (heehee).

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  7. Such a sweet card! The words look fabulous and so do the colors!
    ~Angie

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  8. This is very cool...I love how you stamped the words in the curve of the pattern.

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  9. This is very cool...I love how you stamped the words in the curve of the pattern.

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  10. That is a cute card now... how about next time putting the eyelets in the center of the flowers? :D

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  11. You got lemons and made lemonade...I thnk this card is wonderful - especially the colors. Putting the words on is pure GENIUS, TFS!

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  12. Sherri aka sherristampsalot4/01/2007 10:58:00 PM

    I read! I read! And am blessed by you each time!

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