This week, the challenge is to CASE a card from the wonderful Kylie Bertucci.
I love this card. For my inspiration, I took the raised and off-centre panel filled with repeated images, the shaped but relatively plain sentiment, the top fold and the mat behind the panel. I liked the way one of the colours became the colour of the base and originally intended to do something similar but you will see that that was not what happened!
I started with a piece of Whisper White and sponged it in Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy in order to give the impression of a field of vibrant flowers. After embossing the flower images and inking the panel in black I had my field of flowers, which were also a bit like fireworks - both celebratory images. I like that the oval sentiment is a quiet spot in the riotous background and so draws attention to itself.
Originally, I'd intended to use the Emerald Envy as a card base but really it looked a bit like a misplaced and mutant traffic light! After some experimentation, black looked the best.
The enamel shapes add to the party feel and help bring out the Emerald Envy since it had been sacked from being the card base colour after all.
Thank you Kylie, for such a wonderful card to work from.
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
Inks: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Tuxedo Black, versamark
Other: Clear embossing powder, sponges, stitched oval framelits, 1/4" Real Red cotton ribbon, dimensionals, Enamel shapes in Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo.