Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sandy Olives and Celery

Hmm, what an appetizing title that is, however the colours are quite appealing together! That's right it's time for another KWernerDesign Colour Challenge. I liked this subtle mix of greens and neutrals. Sahara Sand is a highly neglected neutral in my papers. I tend to grab kraft instead, but it's a nice colour!Onto the card! I've been fiddling with parts of this card since 10:30 this morning. I really wanted to make glitter letters. For the first batch I used green glitter and sticky tape, with a celery backing. Well, that wasn't a very good colour match. Next, I decided on celery cardstock, a bit of mod podge and clear glitter. Then I left my table for a while, took the cat out (so she could realize again that winter has arrived), had lunch, tidied up my craft table (and didn't misplace my letters, amazingly!), then finally come back to the project. I found that the celery letters contrasted best on the olive background. Next I wanted to bring in some embossing and polka dots. I decided on a layout, found this cute chipboard flower that I customized, added a bit of ribbon and a button to the card, and 3.5 hours later I was finally done!
I quite like how it turned out. At first I was going to have it only say "friend", but that seemed a tad stupid. All my friends know they are my friends, why announce it on a card? So I tagged on happy birthday in front of it.
Supplies:
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Birthday Basics
Ink: Versamark, White, Olive Olive
Paper: White, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories, etc.: Chipboard flower, button, ribbon, pearly sparkly EP, white EP, Chocolate Alphabet, pop dots

16 comments:

  1. This is soooo pretty, i love what you have done with this colour combo :)

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  2. I so so love this!! So simple and sweet!

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  3. oh this is definitely a Kristina card...love it ~Donna

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  4. OH, LOVE THIS!! The LO is great and your balance of the colors is perfect!!

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  5. This is so cute, and it will definatley make someone smile

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  6. very pretty. Love the flower accent.

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  7. So fun...I love the embossed polka dots! :)

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  8. I like those polka dots - it really adds a lot to the card

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  9. I really love the clean simple lines & the sharpness of your card. Beautiful Job!

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