Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The color might say it all

First off, Pink Persimmon is offering a 15% off coupon - how can you beat that!? Just go to their site and sign up for the newsletter.  You will then receive the coupon. 
Now for my first card, I just had to use the color combo challenge at The Play Date Cafe.
I really want to go there!!! But in the meantime, I used the color combo to create a card.
I have wanted to use this adorable stamp set by My Favorite Things for awhile now and I thought that color combo was the perfect way to color my little guy on the swing. 

I, of course, needed to add a few more colors to create my little scene but I still have the golden yellow and that great deep red the focal point.  The blue background was created with a spray of Glimmer Mist.  The card base is Core Impressions by Core'dinations from the Jenni Bowlin collection.  I love this embossed pattern for a "boy" look.  I did add some Aleene's Paper Glaze to the leaves and the wood swing just to add a little extra interest to my image although it was hard to show you that in the photograph. 

This card is my Card Positionin Systems card for this week. The sponsor is The Stamps of Life.  I loved using all of these pinks and blues to create a "girly" card with those cute flowers.  That loopy piece is cut from a piece of paper that started out 12" x 12". 

The flowers were colored with Copic markers and I added Aleene's Paper Glaze to each flower.  Isn't it neat the dimension that that glaze adds?

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Jenni Bowlin/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – October Afternoon
Versafine Black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Stamps – My Favorite Things
Border punch – EK Success
Copic markers
Glimmer Mist spray – Tattered Angels
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Foam tape – 3M

Stamps courtesy of The Stamps of Life (flowers and sentiment)
Cardstock - Core Expressions Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Olivia/BasicGrey
Loopy cut paper – KI Memories
Copic markers
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
Foam Tape – 3M
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. So cute. That little boy stamp is great. You did a great job coloring him in.

    And on the 2nd card...how did you get those looply things? They work great on the card.

  2. how adorable. love the use of glimmer - i have some. yup and there it is on the shelf. i love the little boy that is tooooo cute.

  3. Lovely cards! The coloring on the little boy is wonderful, the sanded embossed stars look great with your image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. Linda, both cards are fabulous. I just love the boy on the swing... so cute! And great color palette. I love the warmth it conveys. Have a great day! Amy Tara

  5. Beautiful cards. Your little boy's clothes are perfect in our challenge colours, great colouring too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC! :o)

  6. Adorable image! Love the coloring and the design is so pretty! Lovely flowers on your second card. Thanks for joining us again at the PDCC!