Monday, June 21, 2010

A Tale of Two Cards

Good morning!!  This is my second post today...so if you haven't seen my birthday card for Aimes, scroll down :)  There's fun over at Kristina's blog this week...another crazy, wild and wonderful colour challenge.  One of the strategies I use when juggling so many colours is to pair the colours up....for example, pumpkin pie and ruby red are similar so they would go together...and the blues would go together as well.  Then I look around at the ribbon I could use and embellishments.  Now, having said all that, it's not a fail safe formula...but it has helped me tame some of these difficult, never-would-have-put-these-together colour combinations :)  I wasn't quite satisfied with this first card (below) so I made a second card (above).  I like both for different reasons...so here they are :)  Okay, today is the LAST staff meeting of the year!!! I think it will be my favourite one :D  Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting :)



What's in them?
{happy birthday}
stamps: pti giga guide lines; birthday basics
ink: su pumpkin pie, ruby red
paper: pti white, autumn abundance dp; su so saffron
accessories: pti scallop die, Michaels ribbon, button, twine,


{you are so sweet}
stamps: pti say it with style; hero arts ledger
ink: su ballent blue, pumpkin pie, ruby red
paper: SU pumpkin pie, white, kaisercraft dp
accessories: stitching, ek success binding edge, paper clip; buttons, twine, pti ribbon, corner chomper, ms butterfly punch, gemstones

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love both of your cards Maureen! Super fun!

Marisa said...

Koodos to you for getting six colours to work so well together on two cards! Congrats on the shout out on Mercy's blog too :D Enjoy celebrating your last staff meeting! You're in the home stretch!

gladyschia2010 said...

So pretty! Love this card!!

Tethered2Home said...

Really pretty, Maureen!
Hope the last staff meeting was short & sweet.

Laura B. said...

love, love, love both your cards!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Both are super duper cute! Great job with those colors! Hugs,

Laural-Lee said...

Oh how I love your work with orange! So upbeat and cheerful! I may just have to work in the craft room tonight.

Ann said...

Both are fabulous, Maureen! I can't handle making cards with this many colors, but you've done it beautifully...twice! :D

Stephanie said...

These are both so gorgeous!! Love the graphic nature of the first card & the fabulous blue bow...great takes on the challenge :)

travelingmama said...

I just love what you did with the colors! This is totally awesome!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow! Love your cards! Great designs and use of the color scheme!

Sylvia said...

Both cards are lovely, my favorite is the first! Love the clean look! The colors make you want to keep trying again and again!

Anthonette said...

Congrats on Kristina's Top 10! Love the CAS card.

Sylvia said...

Congrats on making top 10!

xosparklesxo said...

Great cards :) Congrats on making top ten! I actually like the 2nd one even better than the first.

Linda Beeson said...

LOVE how you used the colors, on that first card, they were just meant to be together! That little notebook looking paper on the second one is adorable!

paperella said...

I love both of them!! And thanks for the tip about combining many colors at a time :)
Ooops! And congrats on the top 10 too ;)

LisaE said...

Like both your cards. Really love the arrangement of the first one and how you used the graphic designs in such a striking manner. Great job!

Jen said...

I'm your newest follower! I love both of these cards! Super cute! I did a little card-making myself. Feel free to check it out!

http://framefanatic.blogspot.com/2010/05/scrapperday-fathers-day-cards.html

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