1/23 Tangerine Happiness

Tonight . . . Mr. Brown is going to drive by my house and deliver to me my first box of goodies from the new catalog!! I can hardly wait. Some of the things I am looking forward to playing with are all kinds of new Sizzix products that I can use with my Big Shot machine. I also ordered the Circle Scissors. I love my Creative Memory Circle Cutter, but I decided to try this one out because it looks like there are a lot more size options - can't wait for that! To pass the time, while I wait for that big brown truck to pull up (I swear, I am his LAST stop of the day!) I decided to make this card:

Isn't it pretty?? I used a design layout similar to a card on the cover of the Stampin' Success, magazine that SU puts out for its demonstrators. I changed up the colors and instead of a Rub On, I used a sentiment from BoHo Backgrounds.

The stamped floral image is from a new set called Sweet Stems. I stamped it in watercolor paper and then used a blender pen with ink from the lid of an ink pad to color it in. When I want the color to be more intense for shading purposes, I just dab the blender pen into a drop of very concentrated color - sometimes, I put a drop of reinker on the lid so I have lots of shading options.

I layered the watercolor paper over a panel of Blush Blossom. I can't even recall that last time I had the paper out!! But, lo and behold, it looks fabulous with Tangerine Tango! Who'd of thought!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Stems, BoHo Backgrounds
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Blush Blossom, Watercolor Paper, Tangerine Tango DSP
Ink: StazOn Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Dimensionals, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon


KellyL said…
Great cards Kay! I love today's terrific tangerine beauty. And, I think your recent valentines are SUPER! Love your clean layouts and bright colors.
LeAnne said…
So pretty! I have this stamp coming too and I can't wait to to play with it. I love it with the tangerine, such a happy color!
Mary said…
how pretty - and how exciting for your first box of new stuff! enjoy!
Juanita said…
This is a fabulous card. The color combo is amazing, Blush Blossom, WOW!
kathleenh said…
Beautiful card! I love the distressing around the main image and the colors.
scubasubie said…
ah what beautiful cards! i hope you don't mind me adding you to my favorites!
Jennifer said…
very nice crisp, clean card!
SueB said…
... and it's a t'riffic layout - TFS!