Monday, February 02, 2009

A line of Greens and Blues

Judging by your comments, you all quite like a lot of white in cards! I do too, but I do think it can be tricky to get the right balance. You all seem to think I pulled it off...phew!

When I was having a play with this set and making lots of girl baby cards, I decided to make a boy one too (after all, boys are cute too!).

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI went with a colour scheme of Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy. I really like the contrast of navy with soft greens and blues... thus the title of my post. I now have a song stuck in my head (lucky I really like it!!). Anyone want to guess which song it is?
I used Certainly Celery "Prints" Designer Series paper for the stripey pattern...I love, love, love these papers. It's the one type of patterned paper that I seem to use every scrap of! The patterns aren't so overwhelming that they dominate the card or layout.
I stamped the main image in Black Stazon, and watercoloured using Inkpads and Blender pens. I added a touch of blue chunky glitter to the little heart. The ribbon is the gorgeous wide double-stitched ribbon in the Summer Mini.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Big on Spring, Short and Sweet
ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Black Stazon
cardstock: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
other: Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Bashful Blue Wide Double-Stitched ribbon, Chunky Glitter, Tombow glue (to adhere glitter)


  1. Marelle, I love this card. I am struggling with making boy and masculine cards at the moment and although I don't have this stamp set yet, I am loving the colour combination. Off to try it out now.

  2. I had a boy not so long ago... and they're def. cute. :)

  3. Mr Big - To Be With You
    :-) Now it's in my head too!

  4. I thought it might of been Ten green bottles! LOL!

  5. Georgina! Stop talking about Marelle like that - you know that she would only ever finish off 9 bottles PMSL!!! Oh, great card too!! Ducking and weaving here......

  6. Great colour combo! and a very sweet card...



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