Saturday, February 9, 2008

Beate's weekend sketch challenge #34

A few weeks ago, I was at the office and I saw a mousepad that had an ad on it from an insurance company (or something like that). The image on it was a bright orange (the fruit) sitting on a brown fence with the background being white!! It was amazing!! and I knew it would make a great color combo for a card.

I started out making some background paper using Papertrey Ink stamps. This is one of my favorite things about Nicole's stamps, especially the Borders & Cornders stamps!!

I used the double line orange circle and covered my white cardstock. Then, I filled in the circle with a solid brown circle (found this in the Green Thumb kit). I made sure to off set the brown circle to give it a retro look. I love it!!!

Started out making a card to meet Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #34. That's the card on the left. I really like the focal image. I used the branch from Take a Bough and then, using the 3 dots in the Green Thumb set, I added hanging blossoms in orange. You can't really see it in the photo but I dry embossed around the image using my trusty Pampered Chef scraper and my Fiskars cutter. You just flip your image upside down and crease the paper where you want it. I really like how it finished off a panel. And it is a cheap alternative to nestabilities...for those of us who don't own them...yet!!

The other 2 cards are faily straight forward. The one on the right includes a rivit that says "wish" on it. I was trying to make these cards more masculine so I used binding cord rather than ribbon.

Well, thanks for visiting!! Have a great weekend.



Helen said...

That IS a great colour combo - and I really like your cardmaking style!

toodypie said...

These are cool. Love 'em, and love the DP you made with the stamps!

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beate said...

Donelda, all three cards look wonderful! Love the color combo.
Hugs and smiles