Friday, July 25, 2008

Nerine's Back to Basics Challenge

My sister demo Nerine set a Back to Basics challenge not long ago that I thought 'yay, I have a couple of cards that already fit that challenge'. She set a basic layout to use and the conditions 2 colours and 1 neutral.
This first one I made for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary last year. I really like this card because it is so quick and easy, but I'd forgotten that I'd used 3 colours...
Stamps: Petal Prints, Heartfelt Thanks
Card: Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum

This second one will look familiar because I posted it a while ago, but I love it, and so did my friend Susan who I made it for.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Other: White gel pen, Lovely Lilac Stampin' Write Marker
The only thing was, one of the conditions of the challenge was to use only 2 colours and a neutral, and Suze's card used 2 neutrals and a colour. So, with these two cards not quite meeting the conditions, I came up with this card to submit:

Stamps: Priceless

Card: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral

Other: 1 1/4" circle punch, ice rhinestone brad

(I have no idea why the spacing has just gone haywire - sorry). I was really happy with this card; IRL it looks much better. I twisted the punched background circles for the butterflies to give them a swirl effect. My sister almost ended up with this as her birthday card, but I have since made another which I will post soon...

If you like what you see, check out Nerine's blog and vote after the 3rd of August!!

1 comment:

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