Friday, March 5, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - Green Study

"It ain't easy bein' green, cuz it's the color of the leaves." Sing along with me and Kermit the Frog now.... Yeah, that'll be in your head the rest of the day! :)
This week's blogger's challenge was to create a project with Greens and Neutrals. Naturally at this time of year, my first thought was St. Patrick's Day, however, not being Irish and not having friends that expect a card for the occasion, I decided to go vintage. Of course, isn't that the natural thought process?~! Hahaha! Actually, I cased myself on a card I'd made last week that I'm going to show you next week, but I digress. Here is the green card for today:

I combined two greens - Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke with Naturals Ivory for this card. I did make a handful more to send out to some very special ladies in my life - we've been in the crucible a bit lately and it's always better to walk that road with a friend. In my case 7 friends. Those cards utilized Naturals White for the neutral and it looks lovely, so you could use either cardstock with great results.

The card base is Mellow Moss, the next layer is Naturals Ivory which was embossed with my Big Shot and the Finial Press folder. I then ran a sponge with Mellow Moss ink all over the front and edges of this layer to distress it a bit. Actually, every layer was inked on this card. Inking adds depth and yet another layer of texture without adding bulk to a card.

The middle layer is Always Artichoke layered with more Naturals Ivory. I used my Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel and Mellow Moss ink on this layer and then added Dazzling Diamonds to the swirls and butterfly.


Those two layers were wrapped with Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon and one of those simple pretty bows was added with Mini Glue Dots. The initial tag was stamped with the Lovely Letters stamp set in Mellow Moss and I added more glitter to the letter. The 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches allowed me to create the tag and I used the 1/16" Hole Punch to add a spot for the Linen Thread to go through. That was tied around the center of the bow and allowed to dangle freely. For a final touch, I added three cream half-back pearls from the Pretties Kit with Mini Glue Dots. For all it's details, this was really a simple card to construct and I know you can recreate it easily! These would make a great personalized note card set if you need a gift for someone.

Be sure to check out all the other green projects that the Blogger's Challenge Team created this week - you won't be green with envy, you'll come away inspired. The link to their projects is on my sidebar to the left.

I'll be back late tonight with the Saturday Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411 - so come check it out and play along with us! We love it when you show us your stuff!

Stamped Blessings,
~~Robin

21 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS Robin!! I love the soft colors you used, and you do vintage SO well! I love everything about this card :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful Vintage cards - love the bit of sparkle!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very Nice. Love the color combination. The sparkles are the finishing touches.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful card! The very vintage wheel has become a fast favorite of mine. I love how you made the wheel front and center on this card. Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your card! I am on my way out of town and actually scheduled a natural, green card to be posted on my blog... http://beeincreativewithjulie.blogspot.com/
    It is one of the quick and easy St. Patrick's Day cards I designed to send out to the guys in my sons troop in Afghanistan.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh this is so you Robin! How beautiful! Congratulations on the article. You need to put a link on your blog! ((((big hugs)))

    ReplyDelete
  7. very pretty card, love the direction you went with it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow...this is so soft and elegant! Beautiful card :-).

    ReplyDelete
  9. Robin, This is a beautiful card. I LOVE the vintage look you created.

    I posted a green/neutral challenge on my blog a little while ago and I'll try and post a link here.

    http://mystampingfriends.blogspot.com/2010/03/green-and-neutral-challenge.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. Another vintage beauty!! The green is serene. Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Robin,

    This is an absolutely gorgeous card which I will definitely be casing. It's a stunner to me -- I love all the exquisite details!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very pretty. Love the vintage feel and the sparkle.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is absolutely beautiful Robin! Vintage is one style that I just can't seem to do, and you do it so wonderfully! :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fabulous card- love everything about this card! Beautiful vintage card!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh WOW - this is beautiful! Love the simple elegance of it! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a pretty vintage look you got with that color combination!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such a pretty vintage look that you acheived with this gorgeous card!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is very beautiful! I love the greens. Great techniques.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sweet, soft and very effective. The sparkle just finished it off.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous card Robin! I do like those colors together, and it's got a very vintage feel to it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. WOW...Robin! I love the vintage cards you are doing! This one is gorgeous in greens. Way to go!

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE your comments! Please share your thoughts with me!