Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary

I've got one last card to show you from the pack of creations I'll be giving my step-mom as a birthday gift, to give away to others.


(I took this photo before getting more acquainted with my new camera, so the coloring on this is a bit off, even with photo-editing.  That sentiment panel is a creamy vanilla color, but it has a greenish cast in the pic.)

The Floral Background stamp from Stampin' Up! is still one of my faves, and I used Garden Green ink to stamp it over a Wild Wasabi base.

And yes, I've mixed cream and white cardstock on the same card.  I love to mix whites.  This always reminds me of the old-fashioned rules about fashion, about not mixing silver/gold, cream/white, or wearing white after Labor Day.  I say, mix those beautiful shades of white together, or the metals!

I have a new post up today at my photo blog, bleu hydrangea, if you'd like to pop over.

Thanks for coming by and Happy Easter!



Dimensions:
Stamps: Floral Background, Four Frames - SU; Happily Ever After - Verve
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Garden Green, Crumb Cake - SU; Walnut Stain Distress - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: khaki/white gingham ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Other: Decorative Label punch - SU; Doily Lace, Scallop Dot punches - Martha Stewart; Big Shot; Scalloped Oval die - Spellbinders; pearls
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19 comments:

Julia S-W said...

I absolutely love that background stamp - it looks gorgeous with the two shades of green! I love the way you put colours together and I think the white works really well Colleen. I really like the spellbinder die cuts - not really bought many of those but keep thinking I should get more. . . . .
Juliaxx

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful Col! Ok, are the card police going to come? Who are the pronoun people that make these rules??? If it looks great an you like it put it together!!!! I mix and match cream and white all the time!!! It looks great who cares!!!!

Guess what... I wore WHItE flip flops last week when it was 80!!!! I don't give a flip if it's before Memorial Day! I guess I lived in Hawaii too long! Do what you love what you do!


It will be a beautiful card to add to her stack!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card...love the mix of white and cream. The floral bg is just beautiful.
I've had my new camera for a while now....not quite a year and just wish I could find some time to get to know it better. It does things I don't even know about. LOL

LeAnne said...

You always remind me of those beautiful retired SU stamps I have on the back of my shelf! This is one of my favorites too and I love the simplicity of it....and still it is GORGEOUS!

Tenia Nelson said...

So gorgeous!!!

Marisa said...

Love the BG - I have to use that BG stamp, it's been quite some time since I've pulled it out. Lovely colour combo.

Anonymous said...

I like that background stamp and it is so fun using the greens! The pop of white is a great touch too. Today is our anniversary, no comment on the years! I thought that was an appropriate title for today's card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! That's a background stamp??? AMAZING! LOVE the greens!!! Beautiful card--as always:) HUGS! Happy EASTER!

Linda B said...

That background stamp is fantastic... just gorgeous with the green.
I'm with you on mixing the whites... love the look.
Have a happy and blessed Easter!
Hugs!

Maria said...

Wow, Colleen! Gorgeous green floral background! I think I will try mixing white and creams together because it looks lovely on your card! It's truly a beautiful card! You take care and have a blessed Easter, hugs!!:-))

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen! LOVE the background! She's going to love this one.

Bumblebee said...

this is such a beautiful card, love that background stamp, its so amazingly detailed! Thanks for sharing.x

Linda R said...

What a great card. That background looks wonderful..

~Linda

yyam said...

Wow! This is beautiful. Awesome background stamping!

Pauline said...

This is wonderful Colleen, what gorgeous paper! Love the Kraft against the green, a fabulous card!

Helen said...

Colleen, this is gorgeous - I LOVE the fresh green, white/cream colour combo. Just fabulous!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply gorgeous...I love that shade of green in the background. A wonderfully elegant anniversary card!

Lisa said...

Pretty card Colleen! I love the tiny touch of green in the sentiment label that compliments your marvelous green background.

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite background stamps too. It's so pretty, it doesn't need much to dress it up. I love white and vanilla mixed together too.

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