Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Color Creation #7

I'm back with another new color combo, featuring one of the two colors I haven't shown yet. This card uses the new In Color called Poppy Parade. When I first saw this color I wasn't sure I liked it, but I think it's growing on me after working with it. I did a couple other new things with this card: my first easel card, which was today's challenge at the relatively new challenge blog Always Playing with Paper.

I used Beate's tutorial on SCS to make my card, following the variation for A2 size. The main panel starts at 3 1/8", with a 3 1/4" poppy square, a 3 13/16" Daffodil Delight square punched with the scallop trim punches, then finished with Old Olive on the base poppy layer. I stamped two flowers from Punched Posies in daffodil, then punched out poppy centers.

Here's a shot of the bottom of the card. To hold up the easel I used more scallop punched strips over the white sentiment panel, then I added the daffodil butterfly. I let the scallops and piercing be my "embellishments" - no need for anything else here. The sentiment comes from the new hostess set Occasional Quotes - just a few more days until the new catalog goes live on July 1 and you can get all these great products for yourself!

OK, one more color left to show you, so watch for that later this week - I promise to do that one card, at the very least!


Lesley said...

What a bright and cheery card Lori! I love how you have used the new colours and that hostess set! Wonderful details too with the piercing and border.
Thank you for joining us this week at APP!!

Celeste said...

Beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! I thought Poppy Parade was REALLY bright! I am still working on getting used to it, but the way you've used it here is fab!

Corie said...

Oh WOW this is such a beauty -- love it!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Big smiles,

jaydee said...

Lori, I love this card. I also love the fact that you secured the easel with the butterfly. The color scheme is just perfect for summer. Fabulous.
Thank you so much for joining the Paper Players this week.