Warm, rich, spring colors! That's what the color combo is all about over at the Play Date Cafe this week. Take a peek at the gorgeous inspirational photo...kinda wishing I owned a dress in one of those colors :)
I have no clue what style I had in mind when I made this card, but it's growing on me even though it's a tad different than what I usually make lol. When I saw the inspirational photo I knew I wanted to use my new stamp set from Unity "Ooh La La", particularly the dress form. I hunted down my colors (which I could not find the exact hue, I need to stock up on some more Perfect Plum) and then challenged myself to use up some odds and ends kicking around my art room. I lucked in and found a fabric covered brad that matched one of the colors (there I go with my matchy matchy again lol) Here is what I came up with:
I've been grabbing my Go-to-Sketches magazine lately as a starting point and I used the sketch on page 38 for this card. I wanted to use patterned paper, but I couldn't do it! Another challenge for me to work on this year...USE my patterned paper! lol I keep buying the stuff and hoarding it :) I opted to stamp images on my cardstock instead to give some "pattern" to my cardstock.
After stamping and cutting out my dress form, I tied some ribbon around the waist and added a stick pin with a Swarovski pearl and crystal. The space to the left of the dress form stumped me for a while because it looked like it needed something there. I finally decided on a trio of embellishments including 2 buttons and that fabric covered brad. Perhaps I'll try the same card later on today and see if I can incorporate some patterned paper!
Ooh La La Card
Cardstock: (light violet, dark butter) Bazzill Basics; (Ruby Red, Very Vanilla) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (Ooh La La) Unity Stamp Company
Ink: (So Saffron, Ruby Red) Stampin' Up!; (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Stickers: (Pearls) Martha Stewart Crafts
Ribbon: (Cream Lace Pack) KaiserCraft; (Ivory Organza) Stampin' Up!
Brad: (Stitched) Basic Grey
Buttons: Papertrey Ink; Dollarama
Other: stick pin, thread, Swarovski pearl & crystal
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