Thursday, June 30, 2011

Is It Really Only With Horseshoes and Hand Grenades?


Surely the old adage of "almost only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades", isn't as limiting as it sounds?  Because I reckon that I almost managed to incorporate the Week 1 colors for Online Card Classes' Summer Card Camp 2011 as they were put forth.  The colors are shades of purple, pink, orange, sky blue, and white.  Admittedly, I have gone the less vibrant/summery option but the more rebellious muted versions of the week's colors (more in line with the fact that I am currently freezing my butt of today during this Australian winter).

Instead of crafting with my sunglasses on (not because my future is so bright I have to wear shades),  I just took the colors down a notch (Scotty) and realized that my almost colors would be well suited to a baby card.  Hence, this star was born.  That pun may or may not possibly have been intended.  *shifty*

Here's a look at the class' colors of the week, so you can see what I was on about and how I almost got there:



Well, there's always next week, right?  Thanks for popping by.  It's been a real pleasure!


Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It With Style, Picnic Patterns, Offbeat Backgrounds, and Seasons of Love Tags
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White and Lavender Moon C/S
  • Ink:  Versamagic, Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, and Dried Marigold
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Star Nestabilities and Labels 17, WRMK Corner Chomper in Scallops, Provocraft Spots Embossing Folder, American Crafts Bright White Embossing Powder, Zing! Powder Blue Embossing Powder, Papertrey Ink's Enchanted Evening Bakers Twine, and Orange and Lavender Satin Saddle Stitch Ribbon, and Keisercraft White Pearl

11 comments:

Anne B said...

I can so identify with you about the cold. Brrr from over here. Gorgeous card, as per usual, Jen. Love the muted shades of summer and your embossed cardd base. Fabby :)

Karen C. said...

Such a soft and pretty card, Jen. It really does make a perfect baby card. Love the card base and shaped corners.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love the elegant embossed WM image!

cards by cara said...

Really love this! And thanks for your sweet comments on my latest post ...

Margaret M said...

Jen I think your card is just lovely! I need to get busy on my card for the class! I love reading you blog..it always makes me smile!

Janelle said...

Pretty in those soft colors, Jen. Great baby card. (And I thoroughly enjoyed your narrative about its evolution, too! :) )

Gina said...

Love, love, love. That is such a soft, sweet, perfect baby card!

It was about 37C (100F) here today with 80-90% humidity (talk about bad hair day...hot, sweaty, frizzy...LOL). This is one of those days that I'd move to the southern hemisphere for a couple of days. :D

Jen Carter said...

This is such a pretty card! I love how you "took the colors down a notch" and made a baby card! So cute!

Lee said...

Love the white embossing!

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty baby card! love the plaid and the embossed star!

Lorraine said...

Jen, I love your muted take on the color combo! I entered the class late, but it's been crazy busy so I haven't even made a single card yet, lol.