As with the last card, I pushed another boundary here as these colours aren’t my usual mix (although I’m quite liking it now it’s done).
I was lucky enough to win a Neat & Tangled border set recently (thanks, Danielle), so I’ve inked it up for the first time today, playing at Little Tangles. Colour Me! has provided the colours, it’s a one layer card so I’m linking up at the ever growing and full of inspiration One Layer Simplicity, and as Simon Says Stamp Monday has a blue theme this week, I’m joining in there too.
Looking at my card, I bet you’d never have guessed that I’ve been following plaid maestro of them all, the amazing Laura Bassen for a few weeks, would you? I know, it’s a shock … have a lie down for a while if you need it. Anyway, I found a tutorial Laura did for Ellen Hutson’s Classroom (here) and thought I’d try it (in a limited way given that we’re playing with two colours).
Now, my Memento equivalent of Marine Mist and Melon Mambo are great colours … they’re just not ones that I’ve used much together … so my focus was on the blue shade, with just a highlighting line of the pink, once the base stripes had been oh-so-carefully stamped. The sentiment’s from Annabelle Stamps … well it’s two really, with a bit of masking to make them one. I had a hankering to add bling …and tried valiantly. However, not being able to make it work, I recalled some wise advice of my dear friend and card maker extra-ordinaire, Geri at Manitoba Stamper, to ‘step away from the card’ in cases such as this. So I did … it’s unadorned.
I’m off to spend some happy time checking out what everyone else has been up to. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend … and for those of you in the depths of the big freeze, take care to keep snug and toasty warm … maybe even in your craft space! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂