Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pretty Petal Parade

I just love the card I have to share with you today.  The colors are soft and muted but blend wonderfully together.  It reminds me of a dusky evening with the mist rolling in to soften all the colors.  Hope you enjoy this one.  The main stamp set is a freebie too from Sale-a-Bration which is going on right now.  You don't want to miss the great products you can get free with a $50 purchase.  And who doesn't like something free?!  Here's the card idea to get you thinking of possibilities....

Stamps:  Petal Parade(SAB), Remembering Your Birthday, and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot with Large Scallop Edgelits, Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, Sweet Sorbet  Accessory Pack(SAB), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, and Dimensionals
I almost didn't share this with you because the Basic Black ink didn't stamp very cleanly and solid.  But the more I looked at the card, I think I prefer the softer look of the black not being so solid and stark.  Everything else is much lighter and the really dark solid black might have been too much.

Love the added ribbon and twine.  The chevrons on the ribbon really tie in with the arrows stamped on the card.  And the twine is just a nice added bonus to the look.
 I worked the inside of the card to match the front, adding the arrow and flowers to finish it off nicely.  I really liked the arrow highlighting the YOU.   It was a fun touch to add.

Hope you like today's card idea.  It's away fun to create using products you get for free.  If you want to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration, click on the button at the right to go directly to the catalog and see what you can get today. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you're having a fabulous weekend.  Enjoy!    Sharon

1 comment:

Connie Juengel said...

Love the card, the lighter black is perfect. You can reink the pad now that you finished the card! Great job!