Sunday, March 9, 2014

Kraft Damask Thoughts



I wanted to create a feminine card without using any reds or pinks or purples, so I challenged myself to see what I could come up with. I used a rather masculine color combo of Kraft, Green, Teal, and White.

I used the following products from Classy Cards 'n Such on this card:

Damask Cover a Card background stamp (Impression Obsession)
Anytime Sentiments stamp set (Impression Obsession)
Scor Tape 1/4"
Teal Velveteen Velvet Glitter
Kraft cardstock
Shasta Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Fanciful Flourish Left die (Cheery Lynn Designs) - SOLD OUT
Tweezers from Paper Blossom Tool Kit

I started by stamping the sentiment at the bottom of the kraft cardstock, and then I used a couple of sticky notes to mask off an angled area at the bottom. With the sticky notes covering up the sentiment and the angled bottom part of the kraft cardstock, I then stamped the Damask background on the top part.

A strip of the 1/4" Scor Tape was applied to the bottom of the Damask stamped piece, and I covered the adhesive with the Teal Velveteen glitter. Ohhhhhhhhhh, that velvet glitter is just gorgeous!!!!!

I then cut out the Shasta Daisy with white cardstock, colored the tips with a Teal Copic marker, and used the tweezers from the Paper Blossom Tool Kit to curl each one of the petals. I used a rhinestone brad to assemble the flower and then I affixed the flower to my card. The flourish was cut out from green cardstock, and I cut some of the pieces apart and then I tucked them in around my flower. The flourish die that I used is sold out, but you could use the Fanciful Flourish die as well as the Mini Fanciful Flourish die. Once the flower and the flourishes were in place, I adhered my kraft piece to white cardstock, and then I adhered that to a green card base.

I love how this turned out, and I know a few ladies who would love to get this card in the mail. Believe it or not, there are some ladies who abhor the "girly" colors of pink and purple and pastels. Hee hee hee! I myself love ALL colors and I can see this card layout done in many other color combos. What colors would you use if you were making this card?

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkle 'n Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Flocking, and/or Embossing Powder
Word Art Wednesday #122 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #84 - Make it Sparkle
Sister Act #47 - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals #110 - Stamp your own Background
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage

12 comments:

Connie Paxman said...

Holly love love your card and such a doable card to make up and have on hand...so creative..
connie paxman

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card. Love the challenge you created for yourself and you did a fantastic job. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, a lot of detailing went into this. It's so pretty on the Kraft paper.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Holly! Your card is fabulous, and Beverly is so blessed to have you on her Design Team. You do such lovely work. I thank you so much for sharing in our challenge this week, and I want you to know that I really appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by, and please join us again soon.
Hugs,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the stamped background! Great join not using girly colors, still is feminine with the added lovely die cut flower! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your card is lovely. I like the color scheme you came up with and the way you colored just the tips of the flower petals.

Mary Anne
Red Rubber Designs Inspirational Team

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

such a beautiful piece of work. Thank you for joining in this month and hope to see you in future challenges
Elane aka Ellapu
Owner of Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics

Red Rubber Designs said...

Very pretty - love the composition and colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Drea Slee said...

Gorgeous background!! Great colors too! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Sheena Brooks said...

oh my - I love the background stamping on the kraft paper. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

Anita Scroggins said...

Lovely card, so great that you were able to do it without using the girly colors!! Love the background image you used and your flower too. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge this month! Hope to see you again soon :o)

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous your card is, Holly! Congratulations on being one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Honorable Mentions for the month of March! Hope you will play again!

On a personal note - what a gorgeous card! Love the creative use of the damask background, and the pretty flower in front. It's a beautiful card! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}