Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simply Soft in Razzleberry

Sorry I didn't get a post in last night.  By the time I had the card made and photographed, it was time to stop.  But here it is...

I can't say that I'm real excited about it.  I'm not sure why.

The colors are from The Paper Players challenge this week to use Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Old Olive and white.  I love these colors!  Well, not Basic Gray, but a little for the stems is ok.

The CAS challenge at SCS is a sketch challenge.  I followed the sketch almost exactly but it isn't too pleasing to my eyes.  I'm going to post it anyway.  Often what I like is different than what someone else likes.

I inked the flowers with SU markers and stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  Then I used the marker to outline a bit darker on the flowers and pulled the color to the inside with a Blender Pen.

I used my new Simply Scored to add some lines for interest.  I'm really enjoying that tool!  Yeah, I know that I should have one more line on the design piece.  By the time I realized it, I had adhered the piece to the mat and couldn't get to it.

Then I punched some edges and added some tiny pearls and ribbon.  I rounded one corner to tie that edge in with the scallops opposite.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Simply Soft, Sincere Salutations
Ink:  SU Markers (Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Old Olive)
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Scallop Trim Border and Corner Rounder Punches, Rich Razzleberry Narrow Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls

I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I've enjoyed reading your comments and visiting your blogs.  So much creativity out there!



sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Great card. I like how you added the lines below the image for a little extra touch. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Julie Marshall said...

Hi Bonnie,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I was so happy to hop over here and see that you joined us at the Paper Players this week!

Your card is gorgeous! There are so many details to be excited about ;) One thing I always say I'm going to do, but never do is scoring. Yours is the perfect finishing touch to the wonderful coloring in your flowers. You may have just inspired me to pull my scoring tool out!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I kinda like the off-balanced look of two scored lines at the top and three on the bottom. Gives it more interest! ANd I totally know what you mean about not being crazy for a card, but posting anyway because someone might like it! I just did the other day. :) My 9 YO said, "Love it!" Me and my 13 YO said, "Meh" I went ahead and posted anyway!

Ann Schach said...

I love how you used the scallop trim border punch! Very creative! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love scoring on cards and have to stop myself from adding lines to everything! You've showcased Simply Soft beautifully Bonnie.

Sandie Conner said...

Love the little pearls on the flowers, and your coloring is so pretty. Great use of a scoring tool. Very Pretty. Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week.

Faith A said...

A beautiful card with beautiful colours

LeAnne said...

Very sweet little card--your embellishments add just the right touch! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance said...

Hi Bonnie! Love your use of the scallop borders and the scoring tool here! Beautifully clean and elegant layout too! Thanks so much for joining my color challenge at The Paper Players!

Lesley Croghan said...

Very nice card! Love all the white space Bonnie! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! I love Rich Razzleberry...one of my favorite colors. Glad you posted even if you weren't that happy with it.