Friday, April 27, 2012

Just Believe Birthday Card

How do you decide which colours to use? Today, I used the Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach for inspiration.

I knew I wanted to used Wisteria Wonder and the Color Coach suggested Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette for the other 2 colours.  To me it's an usual color combination and it worked for me.

Besides I wanted to use up some of my DSP that I have been hoarding for a year....when do I learn?  
How many of us do this with so many things.  We put them away to use for company or for some special occasion.

If you got it, use it.  What are you saving it for? Use it or lose it...and there are many more. 

Stamps: Just Believe – (c – 120459 $31.95 w – 116948, $41.95 p. 109 2011-2012 IB&C), Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess(c – 122617, w – 122615, p. 5 2011-2012 IB&C)
Paper: Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Flirtatious DSP, Regals DSP Stack (Cherry Cobbler)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler 1/2” Scallop Dots Ribbon, Pearls

I used some more of the Flirtatious DSP by creating a matching envelope using the Simply Scored Diagonal Tool.

After the image was embossed the Whisper White card stock was sponged with various colours to create a focal art piece.   - Emboss Resist technique.  After sponging the colours , the embossed image was wiped off with a soft cloth.

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Until next time...



  1. You are so right about the putting away but it is a hard habit to break! I love the colour combination you used. That particular shade of red is used right through my house. Just gorgeous!

  2. Really pretty card. I am definitely guilty of hoarding. It's nice when I find something I have forgotten about though.

  3. Very pretty color combo! I too am guilty of buying things and saving it for something "special." Your card is very pretty!

  4. Really pretty and such a lovely color combo! Love the paper!

  5. Karen this is a wonderful combination of colours and I love the sponged background. Such a pretty image, I need to use my more!

  6. Wow, Karen! This background is gorgeous! Such a beautiful card! And boy do I know what you mean about hoarding paper! lol

  7. This is lovely Karen. Gorgeous colors.

  8. Karen this color combo was a surprise and it looks fabulous. What a pretty card... love the background too.
    I totally understand the hoarding.. but I've giving BIG table favors for my next class as the hoarding is becoming overwhelming. Going to make my gals HaPpy! hugs

  9. I love your delicate sponging behind this gorgeous silhouette!! What a beautiful card, Karen!


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