Saturday, 20 June 2015

Shades of Grey

Hi!  It's Saturday afternoon here and I've had a fun and productive day in my craft room.  This card I'm about to show you uses the sketch from Cardabilities - a challenge I've never played along with before - and the neutrals theme at Seize the Birthday.



This card was a real challenge for me!  If you visit my blog regularly, you'll know I don't use patterned paper very often.  This card not only has patterned paper, but four different patterns to boot!  I cut the papers from a pack of paper I bought at the local department store.  

The flowers were stamped using Fog, Smoke and Memento Tuxedo Black inks before being cut out by hand.  The scalloped edge comes from Blueprints 14 and the sentiment is from some NBUS I received yesterday from Papertrey Ink.  The ends of the banners have been curled up slightly for some added interest.




I love this sketch and I'm pretty sure I'll be using it again sometime.  And, wouldn't you know it, I've only now just realised that the banners are meant to go above the scalloped panel.  Doh!  Sorry, Cardabilities team!

Thanks for visiting.




Products used:

Stamps:  Painted Flowers (Altenew), Keep It Simple Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Fog, Smoke (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Rosie's Wedding Paper Pack
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins, Blueprints 14 (MFT), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Seize the Birthday!

12 comments:

Elizabeth S. said...

Wow! This is beautiful and so stunning. I understand about using patterned paper as once you get use to working with cardstock, it can be challenging for patterned but you pulled it off beautifully. Love it!

Hannelie said...

While I was making my card for the DT, I realised how easily neutrals can be boring. You really managed to create interest with the different patterns you chose and adding dimension!
Fabulous card Karren!

Patrice said...

Wow, Karren. For someone who doesn't use patterned paper you've pulled this off beautifully. I absolutely love this neutral card - those flowers look awesome inked in the greys. x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Simply FABULOUS! LOVE all the neutral gray tones/patterns! Well done! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!
Darlene
Cardabilities DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Lizzyc said...

Love the colors you have used for this fabulous card, thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

Narelle Farrugia said...

Look at you combining all of those pretty DSPs! Your card is right up my alley with all of those patterns and neutrals!

mapo said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colors. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

Anni said...

Such a beautiful card! You make the neutrals look so elegant!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

MakaArt said...

So pretty card!!

Marika said...

Such a pretty card in grey! Love it!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Love the greys. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

OttawaMom said...

Love that bouquet of flowers and the sprinkle of sequins! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!