Friday, January 28, 2011

A hint of Orange....Birds!

Ok, I'll level with you, I have looked at this card a million times since I made it, and keep thinking of ways to alter it.  I have debated changing the color of the birds, the color of the background, the heart color, etc., etc.....  Please give my your opinion! I have had mixed reactions when I showed this card to coworkers.  Some absolutely LOVED it, and said it was their fave, while others agreed with me that there's something "off" in the design elements or color scheme.  I think if I change the birds to a dark purple, they might really "pop" on the card! 
My intention in working with the orange though, was to add that unexpected color element.  I figured that SU did it on their "Love" card on the back of their Occasions Mini Catalog, so I can use orange with pink too, right?  As crafters, we all know there are those cards you design and love, pure accidents that turn out gorgeous, and then there are intentional ones that just don't seem quite right.  Tell me what you think, don't be shy!  I can handle it....I'm a crafter AND a kindergarten teacher! He he he!
Here's the quick recipe: scallop trim border punch on kraft cardstock, and layered on a purple card base.  Flourishes stamped on dark pink, with Always Artichoke (which TOTALLY coordinated with the "kraft" cardstock!).  I rounded the corners with my 1/2 inch Zutter Corner Rounder.  The heart stamp is cut out and popped up in the middle.  Finally, I stamped one bird with Punch Potpourri in Tangerine Tango, and inked the other, then punched them out using the SU bird punch.  I drew mouth and wing lines on with a black marker, and added bling eyes with my I*Rock. 
 ~Hoppy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. I think if you blinged up the swirls it would help, with some stickels or something....if I have miss spelled anything forgive me, it is 4:22 am and I have been up all night. Can't sleep... but yeh I love the birds and all the colors like I said maybe add more embellishment?