Thursday, September 27, 2012

Best Friends Forever


Hi there!  I've got a bright and cheery card today for the Embellish challenge.  I really pushed myself to go out of my comfort zone here.  I find that I tend to be very literal when it comes to colours (leaves are always green, the sun is always yellow, etc).  Red and yellow together make me think of ketchup and mustard and therefore, burgers and hot dogs! LOL!  However, I managed to steer away from the food images and I'm pleased with where I ended up.  I used some Basic Grey and Doodlebug patterned papers for the flower and frame along with one of the awesome sentiments from Market Street Stamps' Great Big Greetings.  I really had fun with this in the end and am definitely going to try and relax a bit more in the colour department in the future. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill (Daffoldil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Polka Dots from June Bug collection) Basic Grey, (Stripes) Doodlebug
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Great Big Greetings) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Poppy Parade, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Beautiful Blooms II #1, Turning a New Leaf) PTI, (Nestabilities Large Labels) Spellbinders
Button:  (Obscure collection) Basic Grey

14 comments:

Lynn said...

I love how you used two different colors for the sentiment. Fabulous.

Brandi said...

Ahhhh! This is my favorite card of yours, hands down! Hope your doing well!
Hugs.

Quip1320 said...

This is SO eye catching! You do realize that now I'm going to have to spend the money on that sentiment set...thanks. ;)

onecraftymama said...

MMM, hot dogs...whoops, drooling.

I love how you used black for the leaves - totally fresh & funky!

So glad to finally be catching up with you - I missed visiting with you!

JJ Bolton said...

I totally wasn't thinking ketchup and mustard until you brought it up, lol! It's so cool that went out of your comfort zone and was wildly successful!! Love it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now me, I'm totally with you on that whole ketchup and mustard thing!

I applaud you for going outside your literal comfort zone and switching up to the unexpected ~ it's fabtastic!!

Hey, did you see you were the winner over at "My Paper Secret" for the Holidays Cards & More blog hop! Congrats!

Amanda said...

Love this one! It caught my eye right away :)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

Love these colours and how you have used them, the white really makes them pop so well! and is that pattern paper i see you using ;)

lostinpaper said...

These papers work so well together and as for the 'big' greeting, they are always a hit with me, especially in two tones!

Karen B. said...

You should go bold more often!

~amy~ said...

Excellent...love the pop of the polkas!

Meadie said...

I love your card - its bright and fun, hugs x x

SmilynStef said...

Love everything about this one ... it really pops!

Lindsey said...

I have to work to step away from literal colours sometimes, too. Not that a burger card would have been bad, but this is a much more useful card, I think. Beautiful!