Friday, August 03, 2007

A Lighter shade of pale...

German Phrase of the Day: Das ist viel Arbeit. = That is a lot of work. Arbeit is pronounced AHR-bite, like "hey, I'm a Pirate, ahhrr bite!" Sorry...that was pretty bad.

This card was another Dare to get Dirty challenge - actually - 2! The sketch was a challenge created by StamperSharon, and the color scheme was from JanTink's Lighter shade of Pale challenge. I used some more Basic Gray paper (I've been loving that lately!) and another of those awesome silk flowers from my friend Karin. I kinda followed Wanda's tutorial for coloring the flowers from the Pretties Kit. I coloed the petals with the blush blossom marker, then added some So Saffron to the center, then I used my aquapainter to spread the color out and soften it some. Lastly, I added the Rhinestone brad to the center.

For the sentiment, I used Happy Everything. Did you know that if you stamp Happy upside down it actually looks like helehoy? I had my stamp upside down (a problem with unmounted images!) and kept stamping it on the wrong end of the cardstock...and looking at it upside down I thought "well, that doesn't look like Happy!" Oh well!! I'm a doofus, I know! So, I finally correctly stamped Happy with So Saffron, then I used Pretty in Pink to stamp the "For You" which gets hidden by the flower somewhat. I thought this would be a nice generic card for a bridal shower or a baby shower.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Happy Everything
Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Phoebe (I think)
So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom
Acc: Rhinestone brads, silk flower



  1. Love it...that flower is super!

  2. Just found your blog via Beate's blog. love your challenge card. I was an Army brat & lived in Germany I look forward to re learning German with your phase of the day. Susan

  3. Love the soft colors and thanks for sharing the flower coloring tutorial :o)

  4. such a beautiful card -- love it

  5. Soft subtles, so pleasing to the eye. Lovely simplply stated card. Deb (I live in San Diego)!

  6. Beautiful! very nicely done. Hey congrats for winning Beate's challenge!! :) Happy day!


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