Monday, August 1, 2011


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

Do you always make your project or card with coordinating colors and papers?
Today, I thought we would have a go at mixing up papers and colors that are pleasing and interesting to the eye.

I stamped and colored this beautiful Cardinal and cherries on white smooth card stock.
I cut it out using a Labels 4 die from Spellbinders. I decided to leave the edges and background white so I could use different papers and ribbon.

The mat is a dark, almost Navy Blue textured card stock on a white textured card stock base. The polka dot background paper is October Afternoon, 5 & Dime Stack. Then I added some print paper across the middle with cherries on it, by My Mind's Eye, Fine and Dandy, and finally, the red gingham ribbon and bow were added. I popped up the image so it stood out on the card. Colored with Copics.

For the inside, I used the cherry paper as the background, a strip of the polka dot paper and a strip of the gingham ribbon across the middle. I stamped part of the image on a smaller label 4 die along with the sentiment which was included in the set.

I'd love to know what you think!

Hope you try to "mix it up" on a project or card soon.
Thanks for stopping by today. Until later..................


Sparkly Engineer said...

Red, White, and Blue; one of my favorite color combinations. Beautiful card. Well done for sure on the bird image.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Bright and "cherry" for a summer day. Definitely will cheer someone up. Those colors just popped and caught my eye.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sue,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous stamp and card sue.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Oh such a gorgeous image!! Love your mixture of ribbons and colors here!!