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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Love you du Jour

Now I don't speak french, but I am falling in love with the new Dreams du Jour stamp set that will be available on Aug 11th. I have yet to use it as I had imagined when I first saw the set but have actually been using it on cards.

I came across a new blog (to me anyways) and found lots of inspiration. The first post was a color inspiration challenge. Kristina Werner had found this beautiful dress and chose the colors out of it for a challenge.

I hardly ever use Sage Shadow and would not have ever come up with this color combo on my own. Isn't the dress just absolutely lovely?

Here is what I came up with. This card started out as so much more, with many more elements and layers but I ended up ripping it apart and starting over. I ended up ruining the little butterfly that I spent so much time watercoloring and cutting out which was sad, but, I really like the simplicity of the card and the sentiment (which is mounted with dimensionals) says it all.



Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Pretty Petals
Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Markers: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
Punches/Tools: 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, Crafters Tool KitPin It Now!

14 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

really nice card! love the use of DDJ set! beautiful coloring! Did you watercolor or use blender pen?

sarahjane said...

It's lovely. (I just bought that set, too and have not used mine yet.)

BEAUTIFUL CREATION!

Catherine said...

love the simplicity of this card

Lindsay said...

nice card... very pretty!

Linz said...

Very pretty- I should have preordered that one!

Becky said...

Your card is lovely! I love it!

Jayne Mercer said...

This card is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

Very pretty card! Great card for the color challenge!!

travelingmama said...

This is so sweet!

savitri said...

Super cute. I love the small square area and the piercing underneath. CUTE!

Mel H. said...

Wonderful card. Makes me wish I'd ordered that set earlier.

Shawntel said...

Lovely card! I can't wait till my set gets here! I love the BG!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful layout on this card - love that super ribbon and great new stamp!

Vera said...

Beautiful card! I love the Pretty Petals background with this set!