Sunday, June 5, 2011

Favourite Colour Combo

I decided to pull out a set I have only inked up once - Birthday Balloon Jolinne - and it is so much fun to colour! I decided to enter this card into the Color Throwdown #144 challenge which uses these colours:

Orange and pink is my all time favourite colour combo, so I thought it would be fun to try and tackle this one with green added to the mix. I also decided to use MFT Sketch 22:

Here is my card:

My card base is Pumpkin Pie with a layer of Select White on top. I then used some of the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper for my pink squares - this paper is seriously divine!!! I added a strip punched with my Apron Lace border punch and some ribbon I have been itching to use for months, but never had the right opportunity until now.  Finally I die cut a tag and stamped the Celebrate sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink and tied it on with twine.

For my main image, I stamped Jolinne and coloured her with my Copics. After colouring her pants, I used my Colourless Blender to add some polka dots. I also stamped some tiny flowers from AnnaBelle Stamps Backgrounds By Design 1 and added these around her feet. I actually cut a couple of small slits alongside Jolinne's knee with my craft knife so that I could push a couple of the flowers behind her leg to give the card some more dimension. (This is clearer IRL!) The balloons were paper pieced with some Certainly Celery designer paper from Stampin' Up which has now retired. Finally I die cut my image with a circle nestie and then die cut a Blossom piece from Pumpkin Pie card.

On the inside, I kept it simple by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink and adding a strip of DeLovely paper edged with the Apron Lace punch.

I will definately be using this colour combo again - such a fun and pretty combination!!

Stamps: Birthday Balloon Jolinne (MFT); Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Spring Fling retired DP (SU); Select White (PTI); DeLovely Collection DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Circle nestability, Blossom 3 nestability (Spellbinders); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Copics; orange/pink checked ribbon; twine (SU); Tiny Tags die set (Cuttlebug)


  1. What a lovely card. I love the coloring and the image. The papers are very pretty. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very pretty card and great colors! Love it! :)