Saturday, January 26, 2013

Purple Flowers on Stems

I just really like this card.  It started with the flowers and stems on a lavender card base - less contrast than I wanted. Tried several other colors for the base, and this light yellow was best. 

At first I thought of a solid brown strip to ground the flowers.  It looked too heavy, but the scrap of book print was nice.  Added the circle sentiment (echoing the flower shapes) with brown-on-cream text font (echoing the book print paper). 

Then I could see it needed touches of the flower colors to look more cohesive.  Added the embroidery floss and bright yellow circle layer.  Love when it all works together like this.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), summer sunrise (bright yellow), vintage cream, and patterned papers: Dearest Jane book print, bitty dot and leaf prints from simply chartreuse (green) pattern pack, and bitty dot and gingham prints from royal velvet (purple) pattern pack.  
  • Dies are PTI super star border (flower centers), flower fusion #9, and flower fusion stem.
  • Circles are EK Success punches, 1-1/4" and 1-1/2".
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #471 (green) and #333 (purple).  
  • Sentiment "Miss you" is computer-printed in brown ink with Century Schoolbook font, which resembles the patterned paper font. 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (243)

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