Friday, July 6, 2007

Watch out folks, today you are in for a brightly coloured treat. My inspiration for today's cards came from Caardvarks (is that Canadian Advarks or C-aa-rdvarks--ROFWL). This gorgeous paper and punch out sheet paper, from Bo-Bunny, was earmarked for my scrapbook, but when I opened my drawer and saw the bright colours, I knew right away that I just had to work with this paper. After selecting Big Pieces and my colour scheme, I embossed in a variety of colours. I thought the flourish punch-out resembled a flower stem so I turned my Big Pieces into a whole bunch of brightly-coloured flowers. What do you think--does it look like a flower? To finish off the card I added brads, ribbon and "Wish You The Best" from the Rivet set.

This second card is known as a criss cross card. If you would like a tutorial visit here. My card measures 6 1/2 x 5 inches. Isn't this colourful paper from Bo-Bunny the greatest?! It is double-sided so the card back is as pretty as the front.


1. Keep a variety of coloured-cardstock on hand--even if you think you will never use it.

2. It is extremely beneficial to live across the street from a scrapbook store, especially when you need "just one small thing."

3. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Cool Carribean matches with everything!

4. When you only have a limited amount of embossing powders, stamp your image with coloured ink and emboss with clear powder.

5. Do not glue any pieces down until the very end.

Have a good weekend everyone.


hutch ink designs... said...

This is gorgeous! The paper is awesome! Love the design you rock at these!


Corie said...

These are wonderful. The colors are so fantastic. GREAT JOB

Nathalia said...

Beautiful and vibrant cards Beth! Love them!

Ila said...

I love these cards!! Great inspiration for using lots of colors. TFS

Pam Speidel said...

Outstanding color combo! Love this and enjoyed reading the "5 things you learned today." :)