Thursday, September 8, 2011

Subbing

Hi stampers!  Here's challenge number three for this week!  I also loved the color challenge over at the Colour Q.   Isn't it pretty?????

Now, I did have to do some subbing as I didn't have any orchid opulence which of course is an old color and I've moved on completely.  Yes, I still mourn for a few old colors occasionally but I've embraced the present, hehe.  And really, truth be told I'm not sure I EVER had any orchid.  I was NOT a fan but I have to say I like it here.  So, in place of the orchid I used wisteria wonder which I do like and is one of my favorite colors now!  I think it was a perfect substitute here!  I took a cue from my friend and DT member Renee who loves flowers and I came up with this:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Raining flowers, friendly phrases
Paper:  whisper white, pool party, lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder
Ink:  wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry
Accessories:  blossom triple layer punch, boho blossom punch, in color polka dot brad, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, houndstooth embossing folder

I guess I'm digging clean and simple lately!  I wanted to add more to all that white space up top but some things are best left alone!  Most of the time I only use white as a base for what I'm stamping or my main focal image.  I should start using it as more of a stand alone more often, it makes quite a statement!

The flower was made with the intention of the brad in the center and the ribbon looking like the stem/leaves and center of the flower, I like how they tied together so well.  I also love the new houndstooth embossing folder and keep forgetting to use it so here it is! Finally, I just LOVE those little sentiments from friendly phrases and the cute fonts so I just had to pull it out here!  Hope you liked it and hope the DT does too!

One more challenge for the week to go....happy stamping!

7 comments:

  1. Great card, love the EF you used, aren't those colors FAB?! :) Cheers to a fellow Midwesterner!! :)

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  2. Love this, Mindy! You nailed the colors perfectly...I will attest to the fact that Orchid is a "challenging" color, to say the least! So glad you were able to play with the CQC this week!

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  3. Hello, Mindy! Your card is just like your setiment says: "simply wonderful"! I LOVE how you showcased that color combo and i completely agree that Orchid Opulance raly never made it into my favorite colors either. Lol! Have a happy day! hugs! :)

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  4. Lovely card, Mindy! Love the embossing and your flower is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  5. really gorgeous!! love the texture! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

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  6. Love the houndstooth embossing folder! Gonna go get me one now after seeing this gorgeous card.

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