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Friday, June 25, 2010

It's a Blue, Kiwi & White Week

It's a color challenge this week. Fortunately, I still have some Kiwi Kiss in my collection. Remember this was one of the In Colors last year? So sorry that one didn't come back...I really enjoy using this color! But, it didn't...and I don't really have much left. I paired this up with the new incoming (and old In Color) Pacific Point...that's my blue. I think this is a much better blue than Brilliant Blue, which I used only occasionally...won't miss that one at all!
And I have to apologize....it wasn't till I went to upload this card that I realized that this is the same exact layout as my last post....yes, it has a very different feel, colors are different, etc. But, really! Guess I wasn't thinking!! (I'm still busy trying to get my swaps together and ready to mail!)
Since Kiwi Kiss is no longer in the SU color line, I also used a non SU embossing folder...it's the Paisley EF from Cuttlebug. What I have found is that the Cuttlebug EFs are just a bit smaller than those that SU sells. They are wonderful, but too small for an entire cardfront, so if you don't want blank ends and sides, the CS needs to be a bit smaller layer than the cardfront. By the time I trimmed this one down, another layer was needed as well! But, I guess it was a happy accident, because I really like the double scallop edge. Oh, and can you see that I didn't emboss the entire Kiwi piece? The bottom portion by the scallops flat and smooth for added interest...the dividing line (which is crooked, by the way!) is covered by the White Taffeta Ribbon and button.
This card also features one more sneak peak item....can you guess what it is? It's that scallop rectangle....we'll have a new clear sizzlet for the Big Shot! How fun!
This card is pretty simple and easy to figure out....I used the Pocket Silhouettes, which I haven't used in a very long time....it needed to be dusted off!
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Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly
Inks: Kiwi Kiss*
CS: Kiwi Kiss*, Pacific Pointe, Whisper White
Misc: Scallop Edge Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Sizzlet, Button Bouquet*, Paisley Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Mini Glue Dots
*Retired
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from SU, except where noted.


17 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card Barbara! Love the embossing! The button is a great accent too! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

I was really hopeful for Kiwi to return, too! I LOVED it! Your card is super cute...love the double-layer of scallops and the textured background.

Tami Black said...

Clean and simple -- love the entire thing -- the punching and the ribbon included!

Linda Monroe said...

I love the embossed background with the simple and serene image. Lovely!

Ida said...

Very pretty. Love the Scallops, embossing and the over stamping of your leaves.

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty! Wonderful embossed background and button treatment!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent card...beautifully created.

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the layout and details!

Claudia said...

I love all those little details! Great card! Can't wait to pull out my new little rectangle die now...

BarbaraW said...

Lovely take on this challenge. The button and ribbon embellishment is awesome.

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the button with the ribbon tied through it--great accent!

Chrissy D said...

Very pretty! Love your design!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful card!!! Love that embossing folder!

Connie Paxman said...

Your card is so elegant...this is the color combo that I used also...and the stamp set is perfect...for the textured background.
connie paxman

MJ said...

Yep, me too I really wanted Kiwi to return. Love that color. Great job with your card, and so what if it is the same layout. A good layout should be used again and again. Great job.

tonistamps said...

I love the double scallop! What a great look!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty- love the image you used- ove the embossed BG and the scalloped layers. TFS!

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