Sunday, March 11, 2012

Celebrate and a tip

I hate to miss Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenges FTTC159 & it had to be done today, so I looked again at the inspiration picture.  The card must use at least 3 of the colors & I chose light & dark yellow, a shade of orange, light green, black & white.  Color challenges are good for me, since I tend to stick to ones I'm comfortable with &  neither yellow or orange would be one of them--LOL!  However, how can you think of Spring & not have yellow in the picture?   I thoroughly enjoyed putting this card together & hopefully someone will be happy to get it.
Stamp set:  Flourishes Fanciful Flourishes
Inks:  Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow, Vivid! Yellow, VersaMagic Mango Madness, Versafine Onyx Black
Die:  Flourishes Classic Keyhole made by Spellbinders
Gems:  Queen & Co Grass Green
Ribbon:  Michaels Basic Basic

Almost forgot--here's the tip:  I've read that to get the best image with clear stamps, you should put something like a mouse pad under your paper.  Today I couldn't get a large wooden stamp to give me a complete, crisp image.  So, before I used up the whole ream of paper I decided to try the mouse pad trick.  Sure enough--worked great! Now, maybe it was just a coincidence, but give it a try if you're having trouble--even with a wood mounted rubber stamp.  Thanks for stopping by--I love to hear your comments.  Wishing you a great week, friends.


  1. wow... this is just stunning great!! i love the way you framed only the lower half of the image.. fabulous idea!

  2. gorgeous card Greta! love this fresh yellow butterfly and elegant ribbon. Its so wonderful to see your new blog. I look fordward to peeking in seeing all your creations. Have a great week! :)

  3. In every way Greta, Yellow is equated with the splendour and heat of the sun. Yellow emulates sunshine, light and warmth, it is a great colour and is not used enough in card making to my mind... your card is full of this warmth, partnering it with Black you are saying "Pay Attention" in a powerful way....a combination of Blacks strength and Yellows energetic but friendly connotations.
    A gorgeous card.
    P.S. posted off the request today.

  4. Love the yellow butterfly! Your cards are always so elegant. Thanks for the stamping tip.

  5. Great colours Greta. It certainly shouts Spring! Your tip is great... I bought a a square of 3/4" compressed foam for that exact reason. It is great.

  6. You're right: anything soft like a mouse pad works great for clear impressions! I use packing wrap that came around my television. I've got loads of it, too. ;)

    LOve this big, bold, beautiful yellow butterfly! It definitely speaks "spring" to me.

  7. You are so good with playing all shapes, Greta! Thank you for the tip, I shall try on my next stamping!

  8. Hi Greta how did I not know you had a blog? :> So happy to have found you here! :> Love this card stunning in those colors! I hardly use them too but seeing them in use makes me want to! :> I always stamp on a magazine works really well too! :>

  9. Beautiful combination of color, design and accents that all add up to STYLE!

  10. Greta, your card turned out gorgeous! Sorry I am so late commenting. I am glad you were able to participate in the challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  11. Beautiful, very clever idea with the die also. Your butterfly is beautiful.


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