1/11 Beautiful Thing in Orchid

I was reading a thread over at SCS the other day about your "least" favorite SU colors. I was so surprised to see how many people positively detested Orchid Opulence! I can't say it is my "favorite" color . . . but I certainly don't dislike it!! I decided to challenge myself to use that color in the very next card that I made and I got that opportunity this morning.
The Limited Supply Challenge for this week was to make a card and stay within a color family. Well, Orchid Opulence is in the Bold Brights color family and I picked Lovely Lilac to go with it.
Now, I also happened to browsing one of my favorite blogs in the whole world . . . Sharon Johnson's No Time to Stamp Blog. She was challenging us to make a tall thin card. Well, I can do that! So that is how this card got it's start.
First I created my card base. This is 6 1/2" long by 3 1/4" wide. It fits into the small Open Ended Envelopes that SU sells. I stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl onto some Orchid Opulence card stock and added this to my Lovely Lilac base. Then, I decided to use my newest set called A Beautiful Thing. I stamped my long center panel and then layered it onto a second white panel that I sponged with Lovely Lilac. The next thing I did was to add the banded sentiment at the bottom. So far, so good. But, the card looked blah. I decided to add some floating lilac and white flowers accented with rhinestone brads to jazz this card up a bit. Yeah! My card is now "working!" Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Baroque Motifs Paper: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White Ink: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Key Tag Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brads from SU Ice Circles, Ticket Corner Punch


Love this -- great design for a tall and thin card!!! And I do like Orchid Opulence. I liked it paired with another color no one seemed to like -- Mint Melody!!! I still have a lot of Mint Melody -- oh, those sad stacks of retired colors!!!
Donna said…
I just discovered your blog and love it!!

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