August 21, 2010

Tastefully Trimmed

I love the inspiration photo for this week's ColourQ Challenge. The color combination is such a neat one, but I'll admit that I struggled a bit to figure out how to make this work!

Here are the DEEtails:

I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate ric rac in my card, and luckily, my Holiday mini pre-order just arrived with the new Tasteful Trim die. I was so excited to start using it right away! I popped out a piece of giant Wild Wasabi ric rac and was instantly in love, so I decided to work my card around it. First I took a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and stamped the branch from my Always set using Riding Hood Red ink (Cherry Cobbler ink looked too dark when stamped on the Daffodil Delight card stock). I really wanted my stamps to look more like clusters of flowers, so I used the berry stamp from my Berry Christmas set and stamped it randomly over each branch. I like how this turned out. Then I pulled a piece of DSP from my Urban Garden set. I added the "thanks" portion of a sentiment from my A Word for You stamp set, again in Riding Hood Red ink. Finally, I added some flowers, created from the Floral Fusion Sizzlits die embellished with some Daffodil Delight buttons "threaded" with a strip of Baja Breeze card stock. I added a Cherry Cobbler mat to pull it all together and adhered it to my Daffodil Delight card.

Hope you like it!

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