Monday, February 13, 2012

Marigold Mania

This is a card that was rejected by Paper Crafts magazine for their most recent publication call.  I happen to love it, and it took forever to line up all these marigolds, one by one!


I used a flower from the Blockheads Paper Arts set, Flower Garden.

I began with the center marigold, lining things up with a ruler, then worked out from there.  And I used a stamp positioning tool, such as the Stampamajig, to help me get things right.  I can't use rubber stamps without that indispensable tool.


I stamped one more marigold, on a piece of scrap cardstock, then colored it and trimmed it out.  It's attached to the card with a foam dimensional sticker.  The orange satin ribbon is vintage, from my grandmother's sewing room.

I'm curious what you all think about the black frames around my photos today.  I usually soften and blur the edges, but this is a different look.  Thoughts?

Thanks for coming by!

Colleen

Stamps:  Flower Garden Full Sheet - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper:  white cardstock - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Botanical punch - Martha Stewart; orange satin ribbon; Copic markers

14 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cool form of spotlighting -- The black frames definitely make your card focal!

Barb said...

stunning card Colleen! the ribbon and punched border are the perfect cas accents for that gorgeous image! p.s. black frame is best. it really delineates your card from the background of your blog.

Ann Schach said...

This is an awesome card, Colleen! I love the pop of color!

Lisa said...

Well they may not have chosen this one Colleen but I think it's BEAUTIFUL!! Love the single pop of color and your grandmother's ribbon. Splendid card ;)

Benzi said...

I can almost smell that yellow marigold. The card is beautiful!

I've been using that framing a bit lately, too. I like it a lot, although it seems to set my card back a litte so it depends on whether I want more photo out front or set back a little. Either way is great.

Stella said...

I really don;t understand why they rejected this handmade jewel. I am impressed by its gorgeous and brilliant design. Andthe center[iece of you card is jaw dropping gorgeous!
I love it; I would have published this beauty. Wow; perfect!
XX

p.s. That black frame around the photo is a great idea. It puts an extra accent to it and makes the card "more speak for itself "( how do you say that in English; argh!!)
XX

Karen McAlpine said...

Well, I love it!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so beautiful, Colleen! I love that bold marigold in the center, and the black line drawings ringing it add so much interest. Your coloring is gorgeous! That is one fantastic card. :)

Bonnie said...

I love this spotlighted marigold! This card really packs a punch!

Marlena M. said...

I love this card, Colleen! Great pop of color.
As for your photo, I like the black frames, but I also like the other way you present your photos. With this card it really works, perhaps because of the B&W card.

Ellen said...

Wow! I can't believe they didn't take this card. I don't have a Stampamajig but boy do I want one!!! Your card is so gorgeous in it's "simplicity". I know it was not simple to make but.....oh, you know what I mean :-) Soooo pretty!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Their loss! LOVE that bright gorgeous marigold! You have WAY more patience than me lining all of those marigolds up!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this technique! That splash of color is gorgeous!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is no reject in my book! A splash of color always catches my eye and you've got two very bright, cheery splashes on this card. I love it!

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