Thursday, June 10, 2010

Elements of Style

When I first saw the new mini catalog, I knew this was a must have set.  The stamp itself is typically not my style, not usually the one I would gravitate to, much less purchase.  But I did. It was calling me right off the pages of the mini catalog and it was just begging me to ink it up. I chose to use this stamp set for the Color Q challenge in mid-May.  Here is the inspiration for this card:

Cute right??  At first, I found it hard to get all these colors together on one card but once I got my supplies together and started to put ink to paper, the juices just started flowing and in the end I was pretty pleased with what came of it.  Its good to step out of your comfort zone once in a while.  That is what's so great about these challenges. 

This card uses a retired color (Kiwi Kiss) and a couple retiring colors (Bermuda Bay and Summer Sun).  I'm really excited that these colors are going away, actually. (Not the normal sob story you usually hear, isnt it?) Personally, I never really used most of the colors that are retiring.  They just sat there and smiled at me but they aren't my go-to colors.  I think that is part of the reason why this color challenge was particularly challenging for me.  

Anyway, for this card I colored in the flowers with a Summer Sun marker and the leaves are colored in with an Old Olive marker.  Kiwi kiss didn't come in a marker so I took the closest green there was.  The humming bird is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cut out with paper snips.  I adhered it with dimensionals. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Stampin'!

Stamp sets: Elements of Style
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Suede card stock, Summer Sun card stock, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Snips, Many Marvelous Markers


  1. This wouldn't have been my choice of colors, but I must say you pulled it off very well. This is a very pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. I really like the hummingbird in Bermuda Bay. I just received Elements of style, might have to case your card!

  3. What striking card, love the colours and the layout. I love Elements of Style.

  4. Nice use of the challenge colors. The set did not attract me at first, but the more cards I see with it, the more I want it. Good job!

  5. I just love this! I FINALLY have this set, so I really need to ink it up!

  6. Awesome colors. so glad I bought this set I am so lovin' it.

    now following you.