Thursday, June 9, 2011

Orange you tired of turquoise?

SU punch bunch For You digi  turned outline & Hero Arts stamp mel stampz

This is a making-friends-with-orange card.
(I'm working on being less of a turquoise-reliant colour chicken,
but it snuck in there anyhow). Do you have a fall-back colour?

The main flower image is a digital one from the Stampin' Up's
Saleabration disk. It's called For You. You might recognize it
from this Photoshop tutorial on

It's paper pieced on BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 patterned paper
then coloured with orange & yellow markers to bring the contrast down.

-The doily edge is made by cutting a scallop Nestabilities shape & punching circles with a hole punch. I made 4 at once with thin paper to save time.
-The white & grey patterned background paper is made using the flourish image from the Bliss digital set on that S.U. disk. (how to in the tutorial linked above).
-The ribbon is seam binding coloured with a Copic marker.
-The grey flowers are rub-ons from Cosmo Cricket Ever After kit. (On the back of the clear button too).
- The orange background paper is cardstock embossed in clear embossing powder with a Hero Arts Ancient Motif stamp.

...and that's it.
(clickable blogger thumbnail)

Hope you're having a colourful day,


deepazartz said...

Nice the combination of colours, nice pattern too.
Love your work,Mel:)

Sue said...

Love the orange and turqouise together brilliant card Luv Sue x

E.T said...

This combo is one of the fav everywhere Mel. Orange and turquoise look great together and so does turquoise and yellow! LOVE this cute card and that pattern on orange ROCKS!

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the colour combo!

Anonymous said...

You're rockin' the colours!! Love this card. How did you do the lettering? Are they just coloured with copics?
Beth Greco

Beth Norman said...

The orange is beautiful. Your detailed post is awesome. Yes, I do have fall back colours: pumkin orange, bright pink and tempting turquoise.

Dawn said...

love the piecing and colors!!!!

Sandra said...

very pretty - wish I got that cd!

Mari said...

Of course I have a fall back color... black! Oh, you weren't talking about my clothes? :D
Looks gorgeous together - and I can't wait to see more of you!

pescbrico said...

Very beautiful! I love those colors together and love the paper piecing!

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful, as usual:)

kksb said...

Oh to be a sponge and have the ability to absorb 1/10 of the knowledge, creativity and wisdom you choose to share. I may not be worthy, but I do appreciate the beauty of the marvels you create. Thank you. Take care.

Leah said...

Grey! I always go for grey for my knitted items. I really like the color...and grey knits just seems so classic and neutral.

Pat (mspfd) said...

You card is absolutely gorgeous! Your awesome creation inspired me to try your tutorial with this image and I just finished making a card. Thank you so, so much for the tutorial.

Dee Tollaksen said...

This card is certainly a WOW card! Love it!

Patricia said...

this card is awesome...

Sandy Ang said...

Not at all, especially when your card is so pretty. I'm loving pinterest for organizing what's inspiring me too

Paula Gale said...

This is a stunner and the orange is just wow factor! You are forgiven for sneaking in the blue because it just goes together so well! I love it!!!

Paula (UK) x x x