Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saffron Birthday

I'm already behind this year on birthday cards - how can that happen so early in the year?! Must be the whole increase in workload thing.... It was my Mother-in-law's birthday this weekend, and this is the first chance I've had to make her card.

I must admit, when I saw the latest Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo, I thought 'how on earth am I going to work in that Only Orange?' But I must admit, I think I did ok!! I used a base of So Saffron Washington Apple DSP, teamed with Walk in the Park DSP (retired) and took it from there, with further inspiration from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
I wanted to keep the stamped images not too bold, so pulled out Burst into Bloom which was one of the first sets I ever ordered. I stamped the larger flowers in second generation Only Orange and the greeting in first. The double flowers are held together with an Only Orange eyelet (still have quite the stash of eyelets!), and some So Saffron ribbon (from the recent ribbon bundle promotion) provided the finishing touch.
When I finish the present, this card will be winging it's way down south, and hopefully I'll have the opportunity tonight to catch up with the other cards I need to make!!

Stamps: Burst into Bloom (retired), A Little Birthday Cheer
Card: So Saffron, Only Orange, Very Vanilla
DSP: Washington Apple, Walk in the Park (retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Only Orange
Other: So Saffron 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Only Orange Eyelet (retired)


NĂºria said...

sweet card!!
I like the elegance of it

Juanita said...

Pretty card, love the flower.

Juanita-SP Diva

Danielle said...

Beautiful work!!
So glad you joined us this week at SPCC!!

Susan said...

You did a great job with these colors!

Anonymous said...

wonderful job with the color combo, loving the stamped flowers.

Melisa-SP Diva

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

perezmom said...

You did more than "ok"! Great job with the SPCC!
-Kristin SP Diva

Sandra Farrell said...

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Allison said...

I love this card, it's so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

Allison - SP Diva

emily said...

Love that flower.

EmilY-SP Diva

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

how lovely! I love the ribbon and flower :D