Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Office Original

I have to thank Holly for leaving a comment on my paisley joy card and pointing me towards this week's color challenge on SCS. I've been so busy working on swaps that I haven't even looked at the challenges, but this color combination certainly sounded like something out of my comfort zone so I decided to go for it and make a card.

I wanted to use the Office Accoutrement set for my main image because it is retiring in August so I might as well get as much use out of it now as I can. I stamped the large flower with almost amethyst ink on a piece of almost amethyst prints designer series paper and cut it out with my paper snips. I then used my 1/2 inch circle punch to punch out some so saffron prints designer series paper for the flower center and adhered the so saffron circle to the flower.

Next I took a piece of so saffron card stock and punched one side with my spiral notebook punch. I have this bad feeling that this punch is going the way of Office Accoutrement on July 21. I hope I'm wrong, but I want to be using it now just in case. I stamped the "original" sentiment in the lower right hand corner in wild wasabi ink. I tied a bit of the elastic ribbon from the Theater Ribbon Originals collection around another piece of the same ribbon and used the two to make the stem and leaves for the flower. I attached the flower over the "stem" with a pop up glue dot.

To finish the card I stamped the almost amethyst card base with the small flower stamp from Boho Backgrounds in almost amethyst ink. I attached a piece of textured wild wasabi card stock to the card front on an angle and attached the so-saffron layer over the askew mat.

I really enjoyed working with these colors which I never would have put together myself. Thanks, Holly, for pointing me in this direction!


Nikki Bond said...

Love the soft colors you chose...gorgeous card! {SMILES}

Holly said...

oh, it turned out really cute Diane! I love how the ribbon is like the flower stem!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Diane!!!

Jamie Martin said...

This card is beautiful, great job on the challenge :)