Saturday, January 12, 2008

Color Combo Revisited

Although I wasn't thrilled with my first attempt at a Twilight/Sweet Leaf/Buttercup color combination, I haven't been able to get this combo out of my head and wanted to try it again. My card was inspired by this beautiful card on the My Little Stampin' Spot blog.

Making a quick comparison of the cards, I've determined that Wild Wasabi is, as Marjorie noted on her list comparing CTMH and Stampin' Up colors, a cross between Clover Meadow and Sweet Leaf. My thinking is that many Stampin' Up's cardstocks have more gray undertones that CTMH's colors do - not a bad thing in many circumstances.

Anyway, I'm much happier with this card than I was with my first attempt to use these colors together. My card is 5-1/2 inches square. Although you can barely see it in the photo, I stamped the green piece with a stamp from SU's Peaceful Wishes, using Close to My Hearts new Clear ink. I was very pleased with the lighter watermark it created, as the tones are yellowish and look great with the Buttercup. I stamped some Playful Flourishes on the Twilight piece, using CTMH's old White Daisy waterbase ink pad because I desired a more subdued effect than I would have accomplished with the new white pigment ink. The floral images are from Beloved Blossoms and the sentiment is from Happy Birthday. I cut the 3-inch circle as well as the 3-1/2 inch scalloped circle with my Cricut (Mini Monograms cartridge).

Now, it's back to my "to do" list. Cardmaking, by the way, is on the list, and I have a tendency to do pleasant things first!


Jeanne said...

I peeked at your inspiration card and it is pretty! But I really love how you created yours! Another STAMPLIFT is coming on....

Kathi, your work just inspires me so. Thank you for sharing!! :o)

Tickle Me Pink said...

Wow I am loving all your new cards :D I wasn't even going to do this color challenge but your cards using it turned out so pretty that now I want to try it!! By the way I'm tagging you because your blog is awesome and you always have such neat new stuff!! :D Here's the link : You post on your blog your own answers.

EmileeAnn said...

Yes, I had to peek at the inspiration card too and agree that yours is much prettier!!

Dee said...

Beautiful!! Man you have been stamping a lot the past week:) Everything is beautiful!

Sonja said...

OOOOHHHH! And that's one of my favorite sets. Also one of my favorite colors. I like it!!!