Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Mismatched Medley

For Every Occasion_Sept 2010

I love Basic Grey’s 6x6-inch paper pads. The variety of papers is great – even though I use up my favorites first and always wish I had more. The reduced size of the prints as well as the smaller sheet size are perfect for card-making. In almost every collection, however, is a pattern that seems to me to be too bold or busy to use as background paper. If it’s a pretty print that can stand on its own, I like to use it with this simple layout.

The challenge for this card came in finding elements that matched the colors of the floral print. After pulling a sample of every green in my collection of cardstock, I chose Clover Meadow with thoughts that if I kept the border narrow, it might be OK. Papertrey Ink’s Berry Sorbet grosgrain was the best I could do in the ribbon department with the darker pink button from my stash making a big difference in helping it coordinate with the colors in the patterned paper. No, nothing matches per se, but it works. I’m happy.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Clover Meadow cardstock; Basic Grey Olivia 6x6-inch paper pad; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet ink pad; CTMH For Every Occasion stamp set; PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain ribbon; Button from my stash; White embroidery floss; Needle; Corner rounder.

A Slice of Life: Bowling was fun last night. I’ve been busy at work all week. My funny little car quit running again last night and is currently sitting in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store. I wonder how many days it will need to sit this time before it decides to go again. LOL. I am more than happy that tomorrow is Friday. A break is in order. How about you?

For now, I’m off to bed. Enjoy Friday! The little ones are staying with Grandpa and Grandma tomorrow night. Once they’re in bed, I hope to spend a little time in my corner again. If it all works out, I’ll talk to you then. Take care.


Terrie in AZ said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the little bit of green you found and looks to me like the ribbon is a GREAT match. Just beautiful. Have fun with the boys tomorrow!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. I love the card design and that ribbon and button are just perfect.

Enjoy your grandma time, as I'm sure you will.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the great solution for the papers I feel the same about. I think you did a splendid job on the card!

Hope your car decides to work again, sooner rather than later and I KNOW you will love having your boys around.

Anne said...

I think that your ribbon and cardstock match well enough. I do agree that the thinner mat helps - doesn't draw your eye as much, but adds a little punch that you wouldn't get with just the patterned paper alone.

Leslie said...

Pretty in pink!!

Sylvia said...

I really like your card. That little touch of green matting is just enough.

I am a happy camper as in I got baby pics today. WOO HOO. I don't think I have calmed down since getting them. Two are posted on my blog.

Sharli said...

Oh My - wasn't it about this time last year that your funny little car pulled this stunt? Perhaps it just doesn't like autumn the way we do! I hope it changes it's mind tomorrow.

Your card is very pretty - the colors definitely work together! I agree about the Basic Gray paper. I didn't KNOW that the 6x6 pad was actually small print of the 12x12 papers. I thought if I ordered a 12x12 sheet I could make GOBS more cards! LOL Well, live and learn.

Have a good weekend, dear friend.