This week's colour palette at colourQ was very unique. At first I was unsure how I would tackle the challenge but I stuck to my process and after filing one idea after another I found my formula. My process is simple, I pull out cardstock that I have in the palette colours, add ink and designer papers that I have on hand then add the embellishments to my pile--ribbon, buttons, die cuts, felt, flowers, floss, etc. My original plan was to use all of the colours of my cardstock and some co-ordinating desginer paper from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses. I drew some sketches and I just couldn't wrap my head around any one design. Then it hit me that first, I didn't like the cardstocks all together as a group and second, the dp was was not working for me. The project was going to look cluttered. Scrap the dp, ditch one cardstock for ink and ditch another cardstock for a button and then the weight was lifted and the card came together in no time at all.
I started with my card base of PTI Scarlet Jewel. I cut a white panel which I stamped on and then ran the white panel through my Cuttlebug with a QuicKutz embosing folder. Then I die cut a doily out of PTI Autumn Rose. My original design had a flower that I was going to make out of ribbon that I had, except even though the ribbon I have is the right colour, its the wrong type. So plan b was to make a different bloom which I did out of PTI Scarlett Jewel felt and PTI Beautiful Blooms II dies. I cut four pieces--1 for a base and three that I folded into quarters, stitched and secured to the base. The final touch was to add the PTI Lavender Moon button. The button was threaded with twine one way, then another and then I decided that the four-hole button didn't need any styling so with a glue dot it went on. I ended up so happy in the end with a card that I was sure I wasn't going to like.
All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White, Scarlett Jewel, Autumn Rose
Stamps: Mehndi Medallion, Flower Fusion #9
Dies: Beautiful Blooms II #1, Doily Details
Ink: Faded Jeans (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
other: button, felt, diamonds embossing folder (QuicKutz), Fabri-Tac adhesive