Friday, May 6, 2011

Soft spring flowers

I played around with the scraps left out from my last couple of cards and made a card based on the Viva La Verve! May week 1 sketch. I tend to reach for bolder colors, so this card is a bit softer in tone than I usually make.

I had the perfect size scrap of stamped flower paper for this sketch! Everything else kind of built from there. I dug in my ribbon scraps and loved how the gold-edged sheer ribbon looked layered on top of the flowers. I added the brads (not on the sketch) because the card just needed a little something. Then I added the gold Stickles because the main image wasn't standing out enough. That extra touch of gold on the flowers balanced with the ribbon and brads nicely. This sweet little card was the result.

I sponged the main flower square to mute the colors so it would match better with the stamped strip left from a previous card. Here's the sketch I used:

Stamps: Miracles Blossom (Verve Stamps); Garden of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Delicate Dots DP (Stampin' Up); Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), white
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up); True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Golden Rod Stickles, brads, ribbon

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