Friday, July 13, 2012

Like a Rainbow

Although I uploaded this Pretty Patterns sample to the party and our STV gallery, I hadn't put the full cards on my blog yet, oops! A couple things to point out: the space in between the two chevron on the stamp is exactly wide enough to accommodate the chevron when stamped again, so it works perfectly as a filler for gorgeous seamless color! I love stamping off this way to use it like two step and create more colorful backgrounds in half the time with half the inks!

This rainbow I made with Memento Love Letter, Tangelo, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, so you only need to ink up the chevron one time with each, shift and stamp a second time, clean stamp and move on to the net color.

To balance this design, I chose to make the banner with Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry to bring that bottom color to the top, and in the same way stamped the balloon from Square Pegs (this bold all occasion set works nicely with the Pretty patterns) in Love Letter and stamped again without re-inking to make the pink one, putting these at the bottom. This pulls your eye back and forth and provides a nice contrast.

Tomorrow, a scalloped card and some tips for that!

Also, tip sheet is upcoming. But instead of having everything all together, I believe I will try to do more step outs with these so you can see photos of the individual elements in action! From there, you can take that and incorporate into any design you choose. Love this set! :)

Hope you have a fun weekend planned, or if not, a relaxing one! Hugs, thank you for visiting today!

11 comments:

Kay S said...

Love this colorful card! Thanks for the great tip on stamping the chevron once and then again without reinking. Not sure I would have thought of that! Can't wait to try out this technique.

Michelle said...

This card is so pretty and cheery. It just makes me smile.

Tina said...

My FAVORITE card from the party!! I'm such a color girl..you know that. Hee I will end up CASing this for sure! I am loving your Pretty Patterns!!! *HUGS*

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that card...bright and cheery. I look forward to more tips on how to use the stamp sets too.

Cheri said...

This is great, Melanie. I love this new set - so many possibilities! Hugs.

Casmiles said...

Fun card - love the colors. I'm going to have to get this set SOON!

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is beautiful Melanie!
Thank you for the tip, it really does make the colors so seamless!
Thank you for sharing,
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Victoria H. said...

So beautiful!! Love these patterns.

richardbreaks said...

Boy, I can't TELL you how much I like this card, and this stamp set!

Carolyn King said...

those chevrons are amazing!!!!!!!

Shirley Fong said...

Each card you display is inspiring. Thank you.