Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cool Rock'n Roll

Despite being surrounded by boxes I have managed to make a couple of cards over the past few days - some people have said I should be packing, but I reckon I need time out too!! I actually only set out to make one card (for my Godmother) but ended up making 2 (the other for Paul's Auntie). Both using Keesh's latest cooling colour combo and one using the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch (a little abridged). Like many others, I think Keesh's colours are perfect for masculine cards, but I wanted to give girly cards a go with them.... Love the colours together!!
This was the second card I made and is actually one of the cute little Love Notes - love that size! I rock'n rolled the butterflies from Great Friend in the Spring Mini, tore a bit off the Love Note and swiped the torn edge in Not Quite Navy, and paper pierced the coloured parts for a bit of interest. This was very much an evolving card and turned out quite different to the initial plan...
This card was made for my Godmother who celebrates a birthday this week. I have used the very sweet Flowers in Silhouette stamp I was lucky enough to win in one of Stacey Schafer's Jewellery Colour Inspiration Challenges (with this card), rock 'n rolling again - I really like the effect of the Not Quite Navy on the Old Olive. I distressed the edges on the two large panels, and sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip. I didn't have any ribbon the right width, so have just used some Chocolate Chip card along the bottom of the panel and finished with some retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware.
I'm quite happy with the result and can't wait to pop it in the post.

Butterflies For You
Stamps: Great Friend (Spring Mini)
Card: Very Vanilla (Love Note), Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Other: paper piercer

Flowers For You
Stamps: Flowers in Silhouette, Great Friend (Spring Mini)
Card: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolaye Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP: Haiku
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Other: Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)


Jo said...

Natasha, Your card is gorgeous - the rock'n'roll technique looks great with this beautiful butterfly stamp, and these colours - wonderful work, Jo

Sally Little said...

these are beautiful cards, great job, love the lay outs!
Sally :)