Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Outside the box


Have you ever made one of those cards that are outside your comfort zone and then been unable to decide if you like it or not?

Well, this is one of those cards for me. Lots of colors I normally wouldn’t put together – I don’t do lots of bright colors, but these colors do go together.

I used Kraft for my base, stamped Unity’s distressed dots in SU’s Baja breeze, stamped my dragonfly (a Unity freebie) in Craft White and then I played with the layers over and over again. I just couldn’t get a look I liked even a little bit. So, I went to bed.

In the morning I realized the card needed something more than just a button. So, I got out one of my curly flourishes and inked it up with some Versamagic Sahara Sand and had a good old time stamping the flourishes. I paper pierced the dot around the dragon fly, added a button and some DMC floss.

Then I assembled the rest of the card.

I’m still not sure how I feel about this one and it is definitely outside of my comfort zone, but sometimes ya just have to step outside your box to discover new things.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: Unity distressed dots, Unity dragonfly, unknown flourish

CS and DP: Kraft, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Baja Breeze, Craft WW, Versamagic Sahara Sand

Extra goodies: corner round punch, SU scallop punch, button, floss,
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15 comments:

Jackie said...

Yaay for you going outside your comfort zone Michelle! I think your card is great...tfs!!

TannyP said...

I completely understand the "outside comfort zone" cards, but this turned out great!!

Jennie said...

You did great stepping outside of your comfort zone, nice rounded edges and the button is perfect (great shape!)

JessicaLynn said...

I love the colors on this card. Thank you for sharing!!

Jessica

Paige said...

You can't go wrong adding flourishes! And I love, love how you stamped the dragonfly with the dots. Gives it a sense of flight!

paperpedaler said...

Don't you love it when you think of just the right thing? Sometimes a good nights sleep is all you need.

Lynn said...

Looks wonderful with the swirly flourish background!! Great job!!

Sande said...

Michelle

Great card and I love the dragonfly with the dots...super colors.

Cindy said...

Michelle, I think you've done a great job!! Love the colors!!

JazzyH said...

Your card is great. Great thinking outside the box.

JazzyH said...

Your card is great. Great thinking outside the box.

Kirstin said...

This is such a cool looking card! Way to stretch your comfort zone!! I think you did an awsome job!!

Kristin said...

you did great!!

shellpole said...

Good on you for trying out something different...I LOVE bright colours...especially that deadly lime green which is around lately...and one of those new IN colours from SU...the pink one....YUMMY!

shellpole said...

Good on you for trying out something different...I LOVE bright colours...especially that deadly lime green which is around lately...and one of those new IN colours from SU...the pink one....YUMMY!