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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Curtain Call....Thinking of Tango




Good Tuesday Morning Peeps!

Today's card is made with this weeks color challenge on Stacey's Stamping Stage. This weeks colors are Bordering Blue, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun and Whisper White.

I used the Awash with Flowers stamp set. I stamped just the outline stamp of the flowers with black stazon onto watercolor paper. I colored the flowers in with my aqua painter and tangerine and summer sun ink. I did add a bit of old olive for the leaves and stem and colored in the BG with bordering blue. I cut this out with the top note die and then cut off the bottom and side. I cut two top notes with the bordering blue and pieced together the mat.

I liked the main image, but then I was a bit lost as what to do with the rest of the card. I tried a white base and thought it looked too stark so I then cut a base with the watercolor paper and like that. I wanted to keep the BG layers fairly minimal so I just used some strips of the three colors. The sentiment is form the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I stamped it with black stazon onto the tangerine strip, I then pierced along punch along the strip. I used the scallop trim edge punch along the bottom strip of bordering blue. The summer sun DS paper is from the retired Good Morning Sunshine paper pack. I added a piece of the top note that I had trimmed away on the main panel at the top. I finished it off with three orange rhinestones.

I had liked this card when I first made it but after looking at it awhile I am not so happy with it now......not sure why??

Oh well, that is all from me today, THANKS so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

15 comments:

Marisa said...

This is such a fun set - hope to be able to get it. Love how you used the portion of the top note die. Great use of this week's colours on the Curtain Call and thanks for playing :D

Stacey Schafer said...

so cute, Vicki! love the top note portion for you main panel:) thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Carol Kugler said...

I LOVE the fact that you used the cut off portion of the top note die someplace else in the card! INGENIOUS! I also love the watercoloring you've done... I think its absolutely GORGEOUS!

Kathy Martin said...

Darling! Love those flowers! :)

Julie said...

Love what you've done here! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along in the Curtain Call this week.

MONICA GALE said...

Oh what a gorgeous set and more importantly what a beautiful card you made with it, fab take on the challenge Vicky, hugs xxx

Lois said...

Gorgeous and loverly all rolled into one. Beautiful colors and layout.

sniff sniff...I still wanta be like you when I grow up.

Shelley Germann said...

Boy, if you ever figure out what is "wrong" with this card, I'd like to know. The use of the Top Note die is so incredible. I will keep this in mind. Another great submission to the Curtain Call!

Rhonda Langley said...

Pretty card! I love the Top Note off set and the little edge of it peeking out!

Sue Kohler said...

beautiful work Vicki, brilliantly coloured! thanks for joining us for another week at curtain Call! :)

Dawn Easton said...

LOL, I think you are too picky! Your card turned out beautifully!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hey Vicki your blog looks great lately and these cards are so fresh and fun! I love them...I am going to play with some of your ideas this weekend! Have agreat weeks end! Hugs~Donna

Rochelle said...

Love the water colored flowers and the fun layout of this card!!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the neat design with the bracketed edges! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You rocked the colours again, Vicki - awesome design! Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call this week! xxx