Sunday, May 6, 2012

Papertrey Make it Monday #64 - Colour Inspiration of brights

Bright colours like these are not my usual - I love this combination, I just don't usually reach for these colours.  But I decided this was my chance to give it a go.  I pulled some coloured cardstock I had from the cs sampler at PTI (the old 2009 one since the new one was just recently available.  I also grabbed all the inks I could that would match these colours.

My first card was almost one layer but not quite.  I stamped using a variety of Fresh and Versamagic chalk inks.  The flowers on either end are stamped off Fresh navy ink. 
I popped up the sentiment die cut with PTI's angled labels with some foam dots

Also, the vase was stamped onto Raspberry Fizz card stock and well coated with Rock Candy stickles.  Love the bling it adds ... hard to capture on camera but it's there, promise! 
I fussy cut it and popped it up with foam dots with the inked side flipped over.  

Ok, see the yellow flowers?  I stamped them in Versamagic Thatched Straw ink. I wanted to add a little more oomph, so used some Liquid Pearls in daffodil.  I actually bought this Liquid Pearls wanna be bottle at the dollar store - score, right?!  So I made little dots for each of the flower bits but it ended up looking all globby since some of the flower parts are larger than others.  I thought I had completely ruined the card when I remembered that I have painted with Liquid Pearls before.  So I took my aqua pen (you could use a paintbrush instead) and removed most of the dots and then painted it within the lines of the stamped flowers.  Much better and no card had to go in the garbage.  And in person, the pearlescence is a nice addition!!

Okay, next one but this one is super subtle:
This one was WAY harder to capture on camera.  Chalk and pigment inks don't show up as well on film when stamped on kraft unless they are darker colours.
I stamped Raspberry Fizz die cuts with the red, navy and grey inks and popped them up with foam dots.  The top one is popped up even more.

Hard to see but the sentiment looks gorgeous in person with the Slate Fresh ink stamped on Kraft cardstock.

Gracious Mother
Paper: Staples 110lb white, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: PTI Gracious Vases, Rosie Posie (hexagons), Pretty Peonies (sentiments selectively inked)
Ink: Fresh navy, slate, red currant, provincial grey; Versamagic thatched straw
Misc: PTI Angled labels die, Stickles rock candy, Dollar Store daffodil liquid pearls, aqua pen, foam dots

Rosie Posie Anniversary
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie, BB Circles, Beautiful Butterflies (sentiments)
Ink: Fresh navy, slate, red currant, provincial grey; Versamagic thatched straw
Misc: PTI Rosie Posie dies, corner rounder, foam dots


Helen F. said...

TWO great cards, Cara! Love both stamp sets and color choices for each.

Elena said...

really nice, Cara! I love that 2nd one - love the look of the flowers bunched up against the circle background.

Mayol said...

Both very beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one because of the vases atop the hexagons :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Great ards. Love that vase on the first one. The texture & dimensional really makes the card.

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty cards, Cara! Great job with this colour combo (it intimidated me too much to try it!)

Joyce said...

Both of these cards are really beautiful. I took one look at that color palette, and closed my browser. They were too intimidating for me. You are brave, and also talented.