Monday, 25 July 2016

A Playful Palette of Detailed Florals

I suppose we all have favourites and I have to admit that the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper does not feature as one of my favourites.  I think the colour combinations and patterns aren't a natural fit for my style - so I find it quite challenging.

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I think the bold patterns of the DSP are detracting from the beauty of the oval panel.

I was determined to used some of that paper when I made this card - but I really do think I would have preferred it without!

The main colours in the card are Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze and Basic Black.

I cut a panel of Cajun Craze with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and layers that onto a piece of Peekaboo Peach before cutting it out with one of the Layering Oval Framelits.  I then added a Peekaboo Peach frame cut with the same Oval framelit and one the next size down.  I adhered that oval to a Basic Black rectanble and added some Rhinestones and Enamel Shapes.  I cut a banner from the DSP and Cajun Craze and added a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.  I also added a bow made with the same ribbon.  There is also a darker panel of the Playful Palette DSP.  The man card is 5.5" square, layered with some Peekaboo Peach card.

The greeting is from Sunburst Sayings and I cut it out with the Classic Label Punch. 

Sometimes the smallest things can make a big difference to the result.  I've included a photo below of the card before I added the Peekaboo Peach oval frame.  I thought it was finished and really didn't like the result.  So I tried adding the frame to the oval.  I still don't love this card, but I think it's acceptable now.  

I decided it was worth posting this little experiment here, particularly for newcomers to card-making, to show that there's very littled that can't be salvaged.  If you're feeling unhappy with a card, it's worth persevering and experimenting with little finishing touches or small changes to layout and you may be pleasantly surprised with the difference.

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This version of the card really bothered me.  I think the addition of the frame helped smooth over the clash of patterns
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