Good Saturday morning everyone! I'm in love with this weeks color combo at Dynamic Duos! It's the 5th Saturday of the month and that means you get to choose the second color! The first is Primrose Petals. I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 156, too.
One of my all time favorite color combos is pink and navy, so that was a no brainer for me.....although, if you've looked a my last two blog posts, you may see a little bit of Primrose with other colors. I needed to make a get well card the other day, so I thought I should incorporate this weeks combo. I liked it alright, but it wasn't Primrose and Midnight Muse like I had originally planned. Then, I saw some scraps laying on my desk. The black and white designer paper looked soooooo good agains the Primrose, so I put together a card using it. I liked it OK, but it still wansn't my first idea. I just HAD to make one using Midnight Muse as my second color, and I'm glad I did. I love it! When I look at it, the colors together are so pleasing to my eye!
I created this card a couple of days ago, because as designers, we get to see the color combos ahead of time. Imagine my suprise when I found that the challenge over at The Friday Mashup 103 was to use lined or gridded paper plus distressing on your card. My card matched right up with the challenge without even trying! It's kismet!!!
I started this card by cutting out a flower in the Print Poetry DP with my Island Floral Die. I inked a couple of French Foliage stamps with Crumb Cake ink, along with the bird image from Silhouette Sentiments, and stamped them right on the flower. I stamped the bird image again on Midnight Muse, but the bird out and popped him up with a dimensional. I distressed the flower by sponging and crumpling it up. The flower center is a scrap of Primrose cut from the Blossom Party die and a 5/16" vanilla brad. I layered the flower on a Print Poetry DP oval, with a paper doily and some ribbon and trim underneath. I sponged the doily with Crumb Cake ink first, but it wasn't getting a dark enough color for me, so I brought out the brayer and layed the ink on with it. That achieved the color I was looking for. For the background, I had a scrap of retired Newsprint DP, stamped it with more Crumb Cake inked French Foliage stamps, sponged it and ran it through the Big Shot using my Lacy Brocade EF. To finish everything off, I added a scrap of Midnight Muse Print Poetry DP to the torn off corner.
Here's a list of supplies.....
Stamps: French Foliage, Silhouette Sentiments
Paper: Primrose Petals, Print Poetry DP, Newsprint DP
Ink: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Island Floral and Blossom Party dies, Oval Framelits die, Natural trim, Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon, Paper Doily, 5/16" brad, Lacy Brocade EF
Thanks for taking a peek!