1/4 Brad Accents

I love to use brads and sometime it's fun to use them beyond the traditional ways. In this card I wanted to really accent the stamens in this flower - brads to the rescue. To "support" them, I used a fine tip black marker to draw over the stamen stems - they needed to be a little sturdier if you know what I mean!
The SCS Friday Limited Supply Challenge was to make a card that didn't use white or vanilla card stock. It helped me think outside the box and come up with some fun colors that seem to work well together. My card base is Certainly Celery. The "leaves" is just the flower stamped on Certainly Celery and cut apart. The flower itself is stamped on Soft Sky with Certainly Celery brads used for the stamens. I wanted a backdrop for my flower that would really make it pop. After a bit of trial and error, I decided to use Brilliant Blue. The flower is stamped with Chocolate Chip in the background and it is bordered with Chocolate Chip as well. A little Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon, a quick stamp with the bamboo and the sentiment and I was done. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Supplies I used to make this card:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Brilliant Blue, Soft Sky
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Certainly Celery Brads, Fine Tip Black Marker, Ticket Corner Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Foam Tape, Positioner


Linda McClain said…
Wow, I love the colors. Brilliant Blue seems to be underutilized, at least by me anyway. This makes me want to get that color out and put it to use.