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*