Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Pigment Flowers

Happy Tuesday!  This card comes inspired by the latest CASE Study!

I’ll be honest, at first I thought this card was so CAS and perfect and using red (I almost never use red) that I wasn’t going to play along.  I didn’t think I could come up with anything!  But I forced myself to really look and think about the card.  I think (and hope) you’ll quickly see my inspiration!

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First, I forced myself to use red.  It is not a color I gravitate to by any means.  Next I liked the gems (and I’m sure we can all agree, they are getting neglected with the current popularity of sequins and enamel dots).  Third, I liked the shape of the flowers, so I thought I would make my own using a ColorBox Cat’s Eye Queue Ink Pad – I also almost never use pigment ink either.  So that is how this card came about! 

I kept the ink splotchy and organic feeling on the kraft cardstock, and outlined here and there with a white gel pen.  The happy die-cut was a perfect touch, and it could mean happy anything – yay for versatility!

Thanks for visiting, have a happy day!