Freshly Made Sketches
I'm not going to lie, I had a hard time getting started with these colors. After rummaging through my pattern papers I realized I didn't have any with these colors together. So I decided to start with picking out a stamp. I ended up picking a cute flower stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it with Dove Gray Memento ink then traced over the stamped image with a clear glaze pen so the image is now shiny and almost looks like it has been embossed.
I also tried stamping the flowers on red and yellow cardstock and cutting them out to add color to the flowers but the gray ink did not stand out on the colored cardstock and plus the flowers were so small that they did not look good hand cut. So then I tried coloring the flowers with markers but I didn't like that either so I just left them plain for the time being and moved on.
I used the gallon, quart and pint method with the colors. Daffodil Delight as the gallon, Cool Caribbean Blue as the quart, and Real Red as the pint. I usually don't pay too much attention to rules but the gallon, quart and pint rule really made things easier on me today.
I matted the white focal image onto a gray mat and added mini red pom pom trim to the left side of the gray mat. Out of the three colors left I thought the gray mat looked best against the yellow and that left the blue for the strip towards the bottom of the card. I dry embossed the blue strip with hearts and then adhered everything together. I did do one last thing to the stamped image before adhering it. I was determined to add some color to the flowers. I finally thought of using mini and teeny tiny brads. The brads were the perfect solution. Now the flowers had color and it helped pull the card all together.
It is a sweet little card and I left it without a sentiment. I think it would make a great get well or birthday card with it's bright and cheery colors.
Wishing you all a bright day!