Saturday, 20 November 2010

Summery Garden

Here's the share card I came up with for our Demo Day today.  It was such fun to be together again. Creativity abounded and it was fun to share and get new ideas.  Thanks Sharlene for organising this event. 

I have been playing with the colour combo of green and orange recently, being inspired by some of our Designer Series Papers.  Our Designer Series Papers use colour combinations that I would not think to use, so when I lay the paper out and then put the cardstock out that matches, (don't you just love how SU have this so sorted) I feel new MOJO emerging.
I love the Elegant Lines folder, and have been experimenting using ink on the raised embossed image, and I love the finished effect of the raised image being inked.  To achieve this effect, lay an inkpad gently on the raised image and work until image is inked.  
When I held this card at a distance it looked like a garden with flowers in it.  I hadn't intended that when I started this design. I must say, it felt very summery and fresh!
Use some Crystal Effects to attract the bees, they are always so busy on a summers day collecting nectar. 
The butterflies finish the setting, fluttering about and making us smile.

Stampin' Up! supplies
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait & Old Olive
Stampset: Flower Fancy
Embossing Folders: Elegant Lines and Beautiful Wings
Other: Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

Thanks for stopping by


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Anita!

Keryn Campbell said...

Such a shame I didn't get to make one today. Lucky I've got my very own original instead.

Helen Williams said...

Very beautiful card Anita.