Ok...so today was the 100th Color Challenge on Splitocast. I'll admit, I'm not always great about posting to splitcoast (altho trying to be better!) But when I saw this color combo I KNEW I had to make a card! And, once I got to my stamp room and started thinking about sets, etc...I thought "Gee...I've always wanted to make a buckle card. Maybe I should try that!" and away I flew to Beate's AMAZING tutorial to make a Big Buckle Card.
This card was actually quite easy to make. Had I known how easy the buckle cards are I would have made them ages ago! I strongly encourage you all to try it if you haven't yet.
SO, for this card I used the Happy Harmony set. I just love all the different sayings, and the flowers are so delicate looking...perfect for Blush Blossom! I again did the expressionistic watercolor with the WW Crayons and watercolor paper. I lightly spritzed on some extra blush with my color spritzer, and then gently sponged the edges with some chocolate chip.
I stamped the front of the Cool Caribbean card with same color ink and the Linen stamp for some texture. For the greeting, I inked it up on my Cool Caribbean pad, then just colored the 2 words with the chocolate chip marker...a real time saver over doing the whole thing with markers - and great for when you don't have a certain color marker!
Oh yeah...last thing I did was I colored my organdy ribbon. I ran it over my blush blossom ink pad holding it down with a sponge...just gives it a hint of color! Now to figure out who to send this card to. Are there any card-worthy souls out there? :-) I'm sure I"ll find one or 2.