Monday, May 18, 2009

Newer colors

I was chatting with my best (and oldest) friend, Kunkum, today. She commented that my blog was colorful, but there was loads of blue and pink. In today's card for Laura's Sketch # 26 at 2S4U, I tried to use other colors too - yellow and orange, for example. ;-) Vineet thinks the color combination is different but nice.

And I think I will try doing some of Kristina's challenges now on, so that I don't go wrong with the colors and I have a nice palette every week. I do look up all color challenges every week, but somehow when I sit down to make a card, I choose whatever suits my fancy at that moment.

Coming back to today's card. I love this stamp. It is from a new clear stamp set I bought recently. And I am totally in love with GlueDrops (which is our version of the Glue Dot). The adhesive is very strong and it kind of holds anything. I bought a circle punch too, recently, after looking at it for months. I was waiting for something larger, but this is the largest I have been able to find. :-( I used it in one of the bubbles (the green one). I have again give paper piecing a try but I think it is going to take a while to perfect this art.

My card recipe:
Cardstock: Metallic CS from the DCWV stack, blue patterned paper from Hobby Ideas, yellow and orange CS from stash
Stamp: Bubbles stamp from a Hobby Ideas clear stamp set
Others: Heidi Grace rub-on; Fevicryl 3D outliner in various shades; Staedler markers; Carla Craft circle punch; lace and ribbon from stash
PS: Vineet hates the pompom!! :D Wonder why?! I kind of find it cute and have bought it 3-4 shades. He thinks it looks kind of cheap!!

Does anyone have any nice template for a 6*6 card envelope/box? I checked Mel's blog (Mel Stampz) but couldn't find the kind I needed. I liked one of the semi-envelope templates that she has and used it for a friend's wedding card.

Love,
Smita
PS: For those of you suffering from the summer heat, have you had any ice lollies/popsicles yet?! :-) I just had one some time back.

18 comments:

Latisha said...

What a fun stamp (bubbles?) you used, and I just adore the blue ribbon trim. Great card

Richa said...

You didn't tell me about this card! Good one, anyway!

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card Smita! I love the fun bright colors:)
Laura

cheryln said...

what a happy feeling card! love the colors!

clouds shadler said...

The colors are awesome! Very cute! Love what you did!

Clouds :D

Dora said...

Such a lovely card, beautiful colors! You've did a great job!

hugs Dora

Angela said...

Very pretty, love the colors and the little pom poms...

Juhi said...

love your card Smita....fab color combo, and the pom-poms are cute :) ........I have also been on the look out for bigger circle punches.....but had to settle for this one.......

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo cute Smita! It's funny how we get sort of stuck on color combos, me too at times. I love your orange and yellow and think the popm poms are darling. I've been meaning to get some myself. (What do men know? I don't think they really get the whole embellishment thing. LOL) xxD

Sharanya said...

Hi didi! I'm in Bangalore..and I probably won't have net access for the next five days. Just dropped in to say that I LOVE today's card, it doesn't look handmade at ALL. And that I'll miss your blog for a while =)

Maria said...

I love the colors of your cards, Smita!! They are bright and happy. . .just the way I like it. .:) I love the orange and teal combo on your card and great choice of dp. The flowers are pretty!

Maria

Lucy Edson said...

Really cute cards - love the fun, bright colors!

btw- Smita, I wanted to answer your question about the Stazon ink - any ink is fine - just know that it may bleed so use a lighter or coordinating color. Thanks for stopping by The Next Step! :)

Beth Norman said...

Cute cards. Nice and colourful. I'll post a 6 x 6 box on my Tutorial Tuesday. I'll start working on figuring it out now.

Juhi said...

Hi Smita, yes I guess I should check with you about what is available in India........I had no clue cutting mats were available here!!

Martha said...

What a beautiful card, fun take on this week's sketch!!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

So sweet, the poms -poms are too cute!! Nice work.

Nilla said...

Hi Smita, thanks for your comment and visiting my blog. Scrappingville is in Bangsar Shopping Complex. Check my other blog http://scrapitinkl.blogspot.com for more addresses! Happy shopping! Hugs Nilla

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Smita, so bright and cheerful and I love the little pop-pom details.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Debbie x