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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Garden Party for June 10

Its Tuesday once again (and good golly its been hot here). Tuesday is Garden Party Day - where a clipping from the "Inspiration Shoebox" becomes the basis for a card.

Here is the photo from last week -->

Its kind of busy but strangely I like the light blue and bright orange together. I don't think I'd ever put those together on my own.

I decided to zero in on the bird plate and use the blue and orange color combo.

So this is what I came up with.

I do like the brown bird on the blue background. The stamp set is Birds Galore from Inkadinkado. Its a great, versatile set and I find myself using it a lot when I need a quick card. You can find it in the Paper Garden Projects Store.

The background texture is done with a Fiskars Texture Plate in a Wizard. If you want to know how I made my diecut plate "sandwich" its here in this post.

I also like the color combo. But all in all, it came out a little bland. I think replacing the back blue circle with orange would help spice things up.

Its also pretty symmetrical. I generally like asymmetrical things better.

Edited to add:

Look! Emilia played along again!! You can see her awesome card HERE. Thanks so much Emilia!

Anyway - there is always next week. And here is next week's photo.

If you want to play along, just leave a link to your creation in a comment on this post. I'll be sure to showcase it next week.

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

NICE color combo!! Oh, I love the new stamps that you got too. Super cute!!

emilia in Taiwan said...

wow, I like how you use the bird plate as the focus of the card! marvelous card!

emilia in Taiwan said...

Thank you Catherine for the ETA...You are such a sweetie!

Here is my card for June 17!