The house is finally a little more empty. My father in law decided that he was well enough to return home today. Tonight the house was quiet, more or less. Alex and Bruce were off skiing and Matthew was fully engrossed in a Star Wars Movie. I felt like crafting but didn't know where I should begin.
I decided that I should try some of the Colour Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I printed off all of the challenges and started skimming through them until something caught my eye.
This colour combination worked because I knew I had ribbon that would go with it. This is ribbon I bought at Scrapbookers Paradise a while back and have never used. The colours are Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Bashful Blue.
I used my Cuttlebug and the Happy Birthday embossing Folder on the Regal Rose cardstock, placing it so that I had the text I wanted embossed on my smaller piece of cardstock. I took a piece of paper towel and some white craft ink and swiped it across the embossed piece to highlight the raised areas.
I stamped the word 'celebrate' (Everyday Flexible Phrases) on to another piece of Regal Rose and cut it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I put the card together and finished it off with the ribbon.
This card was difficult for me as I had no preconceived idea in my head. I just started with the colour combination, thought of the ribbon, and then saw a scrap of Regal Rose that had been embossed with my Cuttlebug and .... I'm proud of myself for coming up with an idea that didn't come from someone else's creation, which happens a lot for me. Felt good to be creative.
I also really like this colour combination... very spring-like if you ask me!
I figured out that I can "watermark" my images using the software that came with our digital camera so I'll be adding that to all of my creations from here on in. If I was adventurous I'd do it to all of the creations I have posted on the web, but honestly, that just sounds like too much work!