Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Couple of Colour Throwdown Cards

I didn't start out to make two cards for this weeks Colour Throwdown Challenge, but while I was on a role, I kept with it. I went with Sage Shadow, Really Rust and Bravo Burgandy.
This first one was made for Paul's Pop, so it also fills the requirements for Stampin' Royalty this week of a masculine card :) My initial thoughts were to pull out my Outlaw DSP, but I used that for his card last year.... So, I then thought about using 'white space' and just putting a smaller panel in the top half of the card with a birthday cake, but I couldn't find one to suit. Then I remembered seeing Pick-a-Petal used as a candle on a few blogs last year, so thought that could work (as he would have A LOT of candles on his cake), especially paired with the greeting from the SAB set Whimsical Words. I keep thinking the card needs something more, so I popped up the flame, but I'm still not quite sure... Paul keeps telling me it's perfect for Pop as he's a basic, simple man who doesn't like fuss, so here it is. Don't you love supportive husbands?!

I also wanted to make a little thank you for a colleague of mine who recently went to Sydney and brought me back some gorgeous tea from T2. She's an absolute gem!! (We don't have many shops here, so everyone is really cool with picking up bits and pieces when we visit big cities - another colleague is hitting Kikki K for me this coming weekend. I don't do internet shopping as it would be WAY too dangerous for my credit card). Like It a Latte (retired) was the obvious choice, and this was kept SUPER simple. I think the sponging just adds the right finishing touch. I suppose you could almost say this could pass for a masculine card too.... I'll let the Stampin' Royalty Goddesses decide....

Many Candles Card
Stamps: Pick-a-Petal, Whimiscal Words (SAB), Polka Dots & Paisley (retired)
Card: Bravo Burgandy, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Really Rust
Other: Paper Piercer, Stampin' Write Journaler

Because Nice Matters Love Note
Stamps: Like It a Latte (retired), Sweet Little Sayings (Level 1 Hostess)
Card: Bravo Burgandy, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Sage Shadow, Really Rust


dpkennedy said...

Sweet card! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

Great job Natasha! I really love the top card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Debi said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with this weeks Color Throwdown.

LeAnne said...

How clean, simple & wonderful these are! Thanks so much for using our colors to make your lovely creations!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Both are amazing cards :-)
Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin’ Royalty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GREAT clean and simple designs! That candle is really cute! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Sarah Newman said...

nicely done! I love the first card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!