Sunday, July 12

Pendant Park

Do you have a secret crafting fear? Does the thought of sponging edges make you sweat? Or does watercoloring make you weak in the knees? My personal crafty krytonite is the Bold Brights color family. Friends, let's join together to conquer our crafty fears by confronting them head on! I'm jumping in with Color Throwdown #50: Real Red, Tempting Turqouise, and Kiwi Kiss. I will BOLD-ly and BRIGHT-ly craft!

I was inspired by CPS sketch #124 but opted for a square card instead of the standard rectangle. My 5.5" x 11" (folded in half) piece of textured Tempting Turquoise is layered with a 5.25" piece of Kiwi Kiss.

  • Two prints from the Real Red Patterns pack provide my background. TIP: These two patterns create balance - one is red based, the other more white based. I used my Scallop Edge Punch to add extra interest along the left side.
  • I stamped the tree from the NEW Pendant Park set in Kiwi Kiss onto Whisper White. (3" x 3.25") TIP: Old Olive is the perfect sub for Kiwi Kiss. A Tempting Turquoise matte provides extra emphasis. The entire panel is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • My 'hello' sentiment is just right in Real Red. I also added the smallest butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly. I simply colored the stamp using my Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker, 'huffed' to ensure moisture, stamped, and snipped.
  • I'm sure you already guessed that today's Sassy Somethings are buttons. I love them! Buttons are a serious crafting trend right now and are popping up in all sorts of fun ways on projects. Stampin' Up! has NEW Playground and Sherbet Buttons collections that are adorable and provide a perfect mix of colors, sizes, and textures. Plus, they're a sassy steal for only $7.95.
Stamps: Pendant Park (115456), Flight of the Butterfly (111564)
Paper: Real Red Patterns - currently available in Rose Red (112162), Tempting Turquoise - Textured 12x12 - astd. Bold Brights (108698) , Kiwi Kiss (retired), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red (103133), Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker (100058)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
Sassy Somethings: Playground Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199)

14 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh wow! How pretty! I LOVE all the buttons! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

Marie with a :-) said...

This is wonderful. The buttons add so much to it...nice work!

amber said...

oh, i love that tree stamp! and i think you did a great job conquering your "fears" of bold & bright colors! :) fabulous!

paula said...

What a wonderful card. I love the colours you have used. Very pretty. :)

Gina Shaw said...

Wow, Denise, "you have boldly gone where no man has gone before!" Sorry, I couldn't resist. This card is beautiful! I love the buttons and I think you did a fantastic job with the colors. I don't think you need to be afraid of anything when it comes to making cards. You're terrific at it!

Melissa said...

Perhaps you should do bolds more often...your card is great!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love how the turquoise really pops!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Ohhh, the buttons!! Love the border of buttons, the colors and I gotta have that stamp set! The squirrels are too adorable!

LeAnne said...

Great use of this set----my crafty fear is PARTING with my buttons!!! Like there won't be more to buy or something???!!! Thanks for playing again!

Sue Lelli said...

Really pretty card and it does look better as a square shape. The colors are great for the throwdown challenge as well. Gotta love those buttons!!!

Patti said...

Your button parade looks like so much fun!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I agree with Melissa, you do bold well. Love the buttons and the card!

Julie Johnson said...

I just love your card...the colors are great and the button are too cute!

Linda Beeson said...

I love the colors you used and the buttons are so cute on there. Great tree stamp too. Good use of that CPS sketch.