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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Play Date in the Woodlands


I am truly being challenged by these last few color combinations over at The Play Date Cafe.  Wowzer, they throw me for a loop as I'm not used to using a lot of green.  But, I did have fun with this color combination and the idea for the card came together fairly quickly.

I wanted to play with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week.  I kept the card very simple, but tried to add some extra textures throughout it.  For my Simply Blue-tiful layer I stamped my background using the Wheat background stamp from Clear & Simple Stamps and my main image is from the Woodlands set also from Clear & Simple Stamps.  I ran my gable green layer through my cuttlebug using the distressed stripes folder. My main image is colored using my Copic markers.



If you have not tried out Clear & Simple Stamps ribbon, I urge you to try some.  It's a satin ribbon which is the same on both sides and it's so easy to work with.  I love using this ribbon and I'm working my way up to every color of it.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I know that it'll have gone by way to fast for me, but I am looking forward to only a 3 day work week this week while we have family in town.

Card details:
Stamps: Woodlands & Wheat from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Simply Blue-tiful, Kraft Like a Rockstar from Clear & Simple Stamps, gable green, garden green
Accessories: Copics G20, W1, YG67, E25, 0, Simply Blue-tiful ribbon from Clear & Simple Stamps

15 comments:

Rose said...

Adorable card, love the clean and crisp look and the colors. Excellent job.

Susie said...

Fabulous card, Kim. Really beautiful. I love CSS ribbon as well - best in the business.

Kristen said...

Kim, you rocked the challenge! Your colors are perfect, and the tree is fabulous! Great card!

Chrissy D said...

GREAT color combo - whenever I see blues and greens it takes me to a forest/ rivers, etc. more out doorsy cards - Your interpretation is PERFECT!

Ruby said...

Very pretty! I love the tree image and the different elements you've done. Thanks for joining us this week at the PDCC!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is just lovely! Great coloring and that ribbon is perfect!

Lisa Somerville said...

Doesn't look like you were challenged! Lovely use of this weeks colors, wonderful texture behind your image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

margie c said...

What a sweet lil card! I love tree images and need to get me some soon!
TFS! Happy Monday!
hugs, margie

Greetings By Chera said...

I love the colors. I am facinated by the blue ribbon! Great job Kim!

Chera

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet card Kim, luv the layout, enjoy your family.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely clean and simple card! The design is sweet and love the tree! Glad you joined us at the PDCC this week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--please share details on how you tied that ribbon/bow! It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty:) Great job at our color combo! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a pretty card! I love how simple the design is! Just perfect! I, also, love the way you framed everything in kraft. It, really, makes a statement!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely, Kim! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Julie Ranae said...

Hoping by now you know from all the comments that you would never know that the colors are a challenge for you. Yet again, another wonderful entry! Hang on to your hat for next challenge! Great to have you with us.

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