Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrate


I really like the colour combination of orange and blue. It's probably my all time fave. This card features a stamp from Stampington & Company called Starfish Document from the Christine Adolph Shore Cliff collection. I stamped it in Black Sta-zon on white glossy cardstock that I had first splashed with some Distress Stains and Inks. I stamped it again and fussy cut the starfish, on which I deepened the orange and applied some Distress Stickles. The Stickles were more for texture than colour.

While I had the white glossy out I made a background panel by brayering Kaleidocolor ink and overstamping in Black Sta-zon with a compass stamp. The Celebrate is a Stampin' Up! stamp. The postal mark is a Michelle Ward Post Cube stamp by Stampington & Company.  Square black brads seemed the right thing to use to mount the layers to the marine blue Italian silk cardstock. The latter seems to glow.

This is a happy card. I just sat down and played without much thought. It ended up being just the card I needed for a travelling man's birthday. Love when that happens! And it fits with the Creative Accents Challenge to use orange this month.

6 comments:

Debgem said...

What a stunner!! Love the brilliant colours, the starfish is so eye catching! And I do like the backpaper too.

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I like that the starfish looks like it is popping off the card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Charmaine! That starfish is stunning!

Roxy said...

Wow, Charmaine, this is INCREDIBLE!!! I really love the contrast of the orange with the bright blue, it's just gorgeous! I've never played with glossy cardstock before, I may have to give this a try. Thanks for playing with Creative Accents Challenges this month, hugs, Roxy.

Tanya S said...

OOOOH Love that color combo.It's been awhile since I've played with some glossy paper.Must do that!Thanks for the inspiration!!Thanks for joining us at Seriously Creative Challenges.

ms.espresso said...

LOVE the orange and blue on this card, Charmaine! It's so vibrant! Beautiful card- thanks for joining our Seriously Creative Challenge to use orange :)