Sunday, June 16, 2013

Using color!

Some new stamps and the great color challenge at Colour Q helped jump start the following card.
 My newest order from Avery Elle arrived this week and so, of course, I needed to put some of them to work!
 I created my interesting background with the challenge colors and a few small stamps. It was pretty fun and while my design isn't perfect, I love how it turned out.
 Here is the Colour Q combo.
 Plus the color combo at The Play Date Café set the stage for this card.  I am such a fan of black/white and a pop of another color so this one was a stand out to me. 
 That amazing wood grain cardstock is from Simon Says. LOVE this stuff. The wood grain circle is from  Hero Arts and the flower and leaves are from Avery Elle. I inked the leaves with a black dye ink and spritzed it with water before stamping it. I gave the image such a neat, mottled look. I have the matching die for the leaves and the flower making this even easier. The banner die is from Paper Smooches.
Here is The Play Date Café combo.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Beautiful! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!

  2. The geometric pattern on the first card is so eye-catching! I love how you used the colors! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  3. Oh wow another two awesome designs. Your stamped background on the first is stunning.
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  4. Beautiful flower! I love the different woodgrains also! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  5. Linda these are beautiful!! Perfect!!

  6. Cute cards, Linda, love the stamping on your colourQ card. Thanks so much for playing with us at the week!