Friday, September 13, 2013

One Layer Card for Colour Q and Pinspired

So... I've had a realization of sorts about my cardmaking style.  I guess I'm just a real simple (boring?) cardmaker at heart.  Starting this blog has really challenged me to push myself and I find that the more elements to a challenge the more difficult time I have.  5 colors? gah! 4 colors? *sweat sweat*  OK I'll give it a try...  I have to remind myself that nothing is fun if it's always EASY.  So here's my card for Colour Q.  This site has amazing color palettes every week and every week I run away scared!  This time I managed something:

The Rich Razzleberry hearts and sentiment here look almost black, but alas, they aren't...promise! Here's the color palette:

I found a new challenge site, called Pinspired Challenges.  Inspired by Pinterest, because who isn't?

Because of the quilt in the inspiration photo, I knew I wanted to incorporate a stitched element.  So I hung my little banners from some stitched lines.  This card didn't start as a one-layer card, so below is my first attempt.  I couldn't really decide which was better, but since I rarely do a one-layer card I decided to feature that one.  

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!), Stazon
Stamp set: Card Exchanging Friends (Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Marshmallow (Bazzill), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)


  1. cute all those banners.. thanks for joining us at PINspired Challenge..

  2. Such a cute card, Katie, I love your banner! So happy you played with us at the colourQ.

  3. One layer cards sound so simple, but you and I both know they are NOT! You rocked this card! Super cute banner!

  4. That banner is such a fab idea for combining these colours!! So cute! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ!

  5. Love your colorful banner and the fun stitching!