Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fun flowers for the ColourQ #97 challenge

Hello there blog peeps!  It appears that I've been bitten by the challenge bug!  This time, I was caught by ColourQ's challenge #97 as soon as I saw this fun color combo: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Basic Black.  Here's a look at the inspiration photo:
How fun are those flip flops!  I thought they were such a happy and cheery color palette that I decided to give it a whirl.  I made an anniversary card as you can see in my sneaky peeky photo above, but believe it or not, it's not for my hubby for our anniversary on Friday.   August is a big month for anniversaries on my hubby's side - his two sisters also have August anniversaries, too!  So, needless to say, this is one of the cards that I'll be sending off soon. :)

What do you think?  As I was putting the card together, I really liked how the Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango flowers looked against the Pool Party background.  And how about the Basic Black accents?  I think it makes the colors even bolder, don't you think? I gave the black stems some texture by dusting off my crimper and running the cardstock through.  Such a fun little touch!  This card has minimal stamping, too...just the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  How do you like that embossed Top Note die?  Isn't that pattern yummy?  It's a little sneak peek for you of a new embossing folder that will be available in the Holiday Mini catty called Snowburst.  It's a goodie for sure!  I popped up the embossed cardstock with dimensionals just to add a smidge of depth.  Overall, I think the card has a clean and simple look to it and it was super easy to put together!  Hope you like it! Here's the recipe for you.
{Fun Flowers Anniversary}
*Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Inks: Basic Black
*Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White and Basic Black
*Accessories: Fun Flowers Bigz L die, Top Note Bigz die, Snowburst Embossing folder, Boho Blossoms punch, Basic Black Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons, Vintage Trinkets
Thanks so much for popping by and paying me a visit!  Have a fabbie day :)


~amy~ said...

Such a fun those blooms!!!

Christine Blain said...

Cute, cute, cute!! You're right; the black accents really make the colours pop. I LOVE that new embossing folder, and the way you've put this card together - it's simply gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Oh, Rose, this is yummy! You really rocked these colors---the flowers are gorgeous and so is the embossing! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Suzanne Bier said...

Those blooms really make your card pop! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Laura B. said...

this is gorgeousness!! love those flowers!!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hey girl, Love the Melon Mambo with the Party Pool just lovely! I too got the emboss folder and can't wait to use it! Love the touch of black:)

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rose! Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.