Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sugar and Spice!

This week at the Friday Mashup we were challenged with using a very yummy colour palette: aqua, chocolate and white! And, if we so dared, mash that up with a Christmas theme. I decided to take a break from Christmas with this challenge, and used the awesome colour combination to make a clean and simple birthday card using one of my favourite stamps: the Triple Treat Flower.
I love those bold lines, and how about all the coordinating punches?! Use the Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, or circle punch to separate the layers and mix up colours!
Happy Birthday Wishes
(FM34)
For this card, I wanted to keep it simple!
1. Embrace the white space!: The white space in a card (or, the space without patterns/images), can be as striking as the focal point! It helps keep the card looking clean, and can really draw attention to the 'main attraction'. I resisted the urge to sponge, versamark, and slap on patterned paper... Something that's really hard for me! Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous, I usually look for every excuse to use it! Since I didn't want to use DSP in the main body of the card, I used it as an accent for the stamped image - a tiny hint of Spice Cake in the middle of  the Triple Treat Flower.

2. Be bold!: Using colours that really contrast each other help make the card pop - it gives the illusion of depth and dimension. I like to use stamp sets with very bold and heavy lines when the rest of the card is clean and simple! It gives the card some weight, like having a light and fluffy mousse cake with a nice cookie crumb crust ;)
 
The supplies I used for this card were:
Cardstock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Paper: Spice Cake DSP
Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Petite Pairs
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Fancy Flower punch

Until next time - Happy Stamping :)

-Tara

7 comments:

  1. Hi Tara,

    Great card! Love the white space to focus the eye onto the stamped image.

    Thanks for joining us.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  2. Very nice CAS card. You did a great job with the color challenge portion!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  3. Beautiful clean card, I love the layers on the flower.Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  4. I love all the white space! I wish it didn't terrify me so much. :) I love all the layers of your flower; they have so much depth and dimension. Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week.

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  5. Love the white space! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  6. Love your layered flower. Great CAS card! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

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  7. Ooh-la-la! I just love this! This CAS type of card is just my style, and I love what you did with that stamp and the punches and the layers... I will be casing this card!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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