Saturday, 31 January 2009

Stamping the blues

A variation of this is a contender for the Winter Blues class on 7th February (now full, sorry!). 

The white card (can you tell it’s textured cardstock from the photo?) is one I made while playing around with the Summer Picnic colour scheme. 

It was the end of a long stamping session and I had a scrap of white which I stamped. I didn’t like the look of it but mounted it on to a scrap of Bashful Blue anyway. 

Eventually I came up with this card, which turned out to be one of my favourites from the day!

So I decided to adapt it for the Winter Blues class and remade it smaller (to suit the envelopes I have) in Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue and Basic Grey. Not a colour combination I would ever have tried, had I not been working with purely blues. Okay, okay, so grey isn’t blue but rules are there to be bent aren’t they?

I like the button detail on the white card but don’t have enough for a class of 20+ so left it off the blue card.

White card
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Whisper White (textured), Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Stitched ribbon - Bashful Blue, Earth Elements coloured buttons, scallop square punch, white gel pen

Blue card
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Stitched ribbon - Bashful Blue, scallop square punch

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  1. I like your cards, the blue one is so pretty!

  2. OMG - I love them both! Simple and stunning! CC

  3. lovely cards helen, very subtle colours i likey!

  4. These are gorgeous! Excellently done.


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