Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Marigold Clematis

I'm late again, I'm sorry! This week I have no excuses I just forgot! I'm sorta glad I did though because I'm so happy with this card. I did break the DCBD rule of only current SU product however, so I will make another one that is "legal"... but I had an idea in my head this morning and just had to get it out on paper. I've been eyeing these colors together for a few days since I noticed my inkpads next to each other in my color caddy. They are old In Colors Marigold Morning, True Thyme and River Rock. Ever since I read a little hint yesterday about the potential for retired In Colors maybe being used again in some way, I've been excited and super glad I still have them ALL!

For this card I used today's sketch challenge on SCS with the three narrow panels. Funny thing is I had no intentions of making them a fence at first- I actually started by tearing one end. One thing led to another and I decided to round the ends by sliding them into my large oval punch (same punch that is behind the butterfly image). Added the slats with some retired River Rock grosgrain and added some sponging for depth.

Next, due to the DCBD Challenge to use the Big Shot today, I tried like the dickens to use those leaves behind the butterfly somehow but they just muddied up the look I was going for... finally I figured out that if I stack three of those leaf cutouts and add some little flowers it looks like a clematis growing up the fence (I LOVE clematis!) - at least I think so. The flowers are punched from Marigold Morning CS with the Boho Blossoms punch (that I've used every day lately- how did I live without that thing?!?) then slightly brayered with some Pumpkin Pie ink and crumpled before adding the brads.
The background stamped on the fence is Pretty Petals in versamark. I think the butterfly piece kind of looks like a Welcome placque hanging on a fence but I really didn't want to stamp Welcome so I added the "For You" sentiment at the bottom corner.

Here is the inside. I used another flower made the same as the front and the other images from this stamp set. I tend to let the inside go until I am ready to send the card, but sometimes they end up getting overlooked so today I just did it while I had the stuff out.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll go check out the other Diva's and their gorgeous creations for this week! Then you can play along with our challenge and link to the Diva site so we can check you out! Have a great day!
Stamps: Great Friend, Pretty Petals
Cardstock: True Thyme, Marigold Morning, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, True Thyme
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Wide Oval, Vintage Brads, River Rock double stitched grosgrain ribbon, sponge, Boho Blossom Punch


  1. I don't card if this is "legal" or's fabulous! I think you are blessed with a creative and clever mind.Thanks for sharing this wonderful card!!

  2. oooo, I literally gasped when I first saw this card. It is gorgeous! LOVE IT!

  3. Wow ! Your card looks so elegant ! Great job !

  4. I think you did a very nice job! I didn't even noticed the different color :) Greetings,

  5. Wow Kristin, this card is STUNNING!

  6. Wow! This card is GREAT! I'd be happy with it too! You always come up with the neatest ideas. Wish you were my neighbor.

  7. Just lovely! I think I have touched Marigold once since it retired!

  8. WOW! That card is stunning and I love the color scheme. Hope you and the kids are having a great summer!

    Diana Stanfield

  9. I love this card so much, it was in my dreams last night. So I had to come back and tell you how much this has impacted my life! (a bit dramatic, I know!)


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