Saturday, July 11, 2009

Different

This is one of those cards that evolved. My idea was to emboss on patterned paper and then figure it out from there. White, Olive, and Bamboo is a color combination I don't think I've seen before, and I'm not exactly sure what to make of it.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Bamboo cardstock; CTMH Promise of Spring (retired) paper; Hot Off the Press vellum; Olive and VersaMark ink pads; Stampin' Up Essence of Love and Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp sets; Stampin' Up Whisper White taffeta ribbon; Kaiser Kraft pearl accents; White embossing powder; Embossing heat tool; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch; McGill Multi-tag punch.

How's your weekend? I spent yesterday cleaning here and there. I did some sorting in my corner, separating solid-color cardstock from CTMH paper packets. I have a couple of reasons for doing that. One, the patterned paper takes up less room. Two, and more important, it gives me a better idea of what I have on hand with regard to cardstock. Prior to separating it, I thought I was running low on a couple of colors. Not so I found.

Today, Cameron and the boys are coming over. Grandpa is making pancakes for breakfast, and Grandma is making spaghetti for supper. Other than that, I haven't got a whole lot planned. As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is a good one. Later ...

10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful is what I say! I really like that combo. I like the little circles on the vellum, too. Adds a nice touch to the butterfly.

All in all an awesome card!

Have a wonderful day with your boys!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous and a great color combo. I think it works really well together.

I've thought about also separating my cardstock from my CTMH paper packets as I too, am running low on a few colors. May I ask, are you keeping the patterned paper still in its original bag?

Laurel said...

This is a gorgeous combo! I love Bamboo and green together, the white just 'cleans' it up.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card! I love the stamp and your color combo. And the embossing on b&t paper is a fun, unique idea.

Leslie said...

Love the card, neat color combo. I too separated my cs scraps, my B&T scraps I leave in a small zip lock baggie inside my paper packet.
Have a great day.

Sharli said...

I LOVE the color combo, Kathi! It's elegant! Of course, I love everything green. (tee, hee).

I recently took the CS out of the paper packs too, for the same reasons you just explained! I was amazed at the PILE of CS on my table after I'd sorted through the packages and now my patterned paper packs fit in their drawer again! I like this method of organization much better than my old way.

Enjoy the boys - spaghetti sounds yummy. I'm fixing enchiladas, I think. I'll be eating them every day this week - but I think I'm hungry enough for them to let that happen. ;-)

Tiff said...

I really really love this card! It's one of my faves :)

Sarah said...

This is totally, absolutely gorgeous Kathi! WOW it just takes your breath away. White embossing on patterned paper totally works. That butterfly is the perfect touch.
Thanks for sharing another wonderful creation with us.

Deborah Young said...

Kathi, I really LOVE this card! Of course, I love neutrals. I recently discovered Olive and am liking it!
We must all be on the same wavelength. I spent one entire evening last week pulling my CS out of my paper packets. I had to add an entire Cropper Hopper to hold it all! And now my paper packets finally fit as well - tee hee! And I have a huge CS scrap drawer now. While it was mostly white and cw, now it has lots of cool colors!

Kariberry said...

This card is beautiful! Love the colors!