Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So thankful card...


I was inspired to make my card by this beautiful card by Marion Vagg. Marion had posted the card while we were both taking an online card class called Clean & Simple. I have admired it since then and finally decided to use it as inspiration for my card today.

One of today’s assignments in the current online card class that I am taking (called Kick Start) was to challenge yourself with a new color palette.  I chose to use Close to my Heart’s Sorbet cardstock for my card today because it is a color that I don’t normally use. In fact, I am not sure I have ever used it as the dominant color on a card before. I just got some of CTMH’s new alcohol markers and have been dying to use them on something, so this was the perfect opportunity. (They are very cool. They come as a set, so when you order a particular color, you also get a coordinating base or shade color to blend with it. LOVE IT!)

I embossed some flowers from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set with white embossing powder and then colored them in with the new Sorbet markers. (BTW, have I mentioned that I am now officially IN LOVE with these new alcohol markers? Oh yes. I guess I have. LOL!) The sentiment is from the new CTMH set called A Friend Like You.


I embossed another flower and sentiment on the inside of the card using the same stamp sets. I love how this card turned out and think I will make more in various colors. I must say that it was refreshing to work with a color that I hadn’t used before. I was never too fond of orange, but I think I really like “Sorbet.” *Ü*

27 comments:

  1. I love this! I might have to try and do this myself :) Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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    1. I'd love to see your card if you decide to try this technique Elizabeth. *Ü*

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  2. I agree! I am not a peachy person (at least as far as the colors I like!) and have only really used Sorbet in challenges, lol. You sure did a fab job with it though! This is truly awesome!

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  3. WOW Lisa, your card is SPECTACULAR!

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  4. Simply gorgeous Lisa and such a pretty colour! So glad that you found some inspiration from me...I am in LOVE with your version!

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    1. Thanks so much Marion. I have loved your card and everything else on your blog since I first discovered it during the Clean & Simple class. You are a TRUE inspiration! Thank you!! *Ü*

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  5. Wow....I too shy away from oranges but I have to say your card drew me in. Love everything about it!

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    1. Thanks Ruthleann. Glad I am able to give "orange" new life. LOL!

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  6. Beautiful card! You've inspired me to give this a try!

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    1. Thanks Gina. Can't wait to see your version. *Ü*

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  7. This is so lovely! Definitely a great choice of color to use for this very clean design! TFS!

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  8. Love the card and the vibrant color! Why are some of the new marker colors not showing up when trying to order? ie, slate, whisper, champagne

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    1. Thanks Angie. Some of the new CTMH markers haven't come in yet. They are still trying to get the color formula perfected.

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  9. This is really pretty and since I have those sets, I may just have to copy it! Sorbet was a great color choice.

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  10. Very pretty! I like the idea of using white on the card and having a color stand in as your "white space"

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    1. Thanks Amy. I like using other colors for my "white space" too. *Ü*

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  11. This card is so clean and simple but really packs alot of punch! Love it!

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  12. I am always drawn to your cards in the gallery! Lovely card

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  13. organize: IKEA has come out with a cable system that is inexpensive and space saving. I have hung my cards from it and ribbons and on-going projects. I strung mine across my windows to save wall space.dona

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  14. This card is just so so so super gorgeous! I really have to make one of my own soon! I adore it.

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