Hi there! I had some time this morning to get a little inky on my craft table. I played a little tennis yesterday after 4 years of not playing. And I threw my back! Oh my goodness!!! I had never felt so old. EVER. I didn't know if I was going to laugh at myself or cry because it hurt a lot. But because of it I'm stuck at home today. (Hence the time to make a card.) Hopefully it goes away soon.
Anyway, there were two challenges that I wanted to try out since I saw them. Play Date Cafe - A Study In Beauty has a wonderful color combination this week! I HAD to give it a try. Simon Says Stamp also has one, it's a "Use Washi Tape" challenge. I LOVE washi tape. Even if at times I don't know what to do with them. lol. I just love to look at them! Haha!
Here's my take on these two challenges. When I saw the color combination on Play Date Cafe this came to mind. I had seen something similar in Pinterest and really wanted to try it out. I used WPlus9 Folk Art Florals to make the decorative flower element on my card. I had to add the chartreuse leaves though otherwise the idea wouldn't work.
I masked some of the flowers using Eclipse masking tape and started stamping away. As I got to the ends of the "vine" I stopped masking and just let the colors blend in one on top of the other. I think it looks ok though.
The sentiment is from WPlus9 Cupid's Arrow. I kept it black to even out all the colors I had used with the vines. I also added washi tape on the top left and lower right portions of the card. I thought it looked like something was missing there. The washi tapes filled it in beautifully. I actually made a FLAT card!!!! Can you believe it?! Yay! :) lol.
My back feels terrible, but I'm glad I had some time to join in these challenges. It's been a long time since I just made a card for fun and not a DT assignment. Well, that's it for me. I need to rest my back now. Thanks for stopping by!