Saturday, May 2, 2009

kwernerdesign Color Inspiration #50 final

It is challenge 50...

and, well, I got a bit obsessed.

I tend to lean toward simplicity when creating. So, this one is the one I am linking for the challenge. This is a wedding card for a very special couple
who are in their late 20's.
I was going for fresh and fun like the colors in the challenge.
I appreciate all comments and suggestions.

A note to Kristi
na -- you really are amazing and finding your videos has spurred my creative side that I don't exercise very much at my "normal job". So simply, thanks and congrats on such a successful blog.

All over background stamp in turquoise pigment ink. Red layer flat on card. Blue layer raised with pop dots. Brown layer edged with Fiskars scallop blade and raised with more pop dots. love & cherish is a white rub-on mini mark by American Crafts. Favorite yellow ribbon knot. Stamp - Hero Arts. Papers from my scrap collection. Corner Rounder.

How much?
  • White card base was ready made from Target clearance shelf --
    68 cents for 8 thank you notes with matching craft envelopes.
  • Turquoise Ink - 99 cents - JoAnn's
  • Yellow ribbon - 99 cents - Michaels
  • $12.50 Hero Arts DesignBlocks Stamp

I like the other one too, it will be nice to mail for mom.


Mandy said...

This is beautiful! Great job!
- Mandy

Coraline said...

So adorable :) you did a great job!

Good luck on the picks ;)

Laura B. said...

Brillian card! Love it!

Gabby said...

I love the swirls on this. But then, I'm a sucker for swirls. ^_^

Winter said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamp!

Gabby said...

RYC: I did my card digitally in Photoshop, by first selecting a simple font and adjusting the leading, etc. Then I took digital brushes (found online for free) and added them behind some of the letters, then I adjusted each letter that had a swirl to correspond with the color. (I also did an outline so it would pop off the page a little better.) Then I added the swirls in each corner. The rhinestones and paper lining are the only traditional elements.

And, the printer I have is an Epson Sylus Photo 1400 (wide format) printer. I really do like it, though sometimes it can be an ink hog. But the quality is amazing -- especially with the right paper! ^_^