Blossom Party Originals Melon Mambo Flower

by Joanne James21. April 2014 08:00

Today I'm sharing a card I made with Jen Brum's great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches - I combined it with the colours over at The Colour Throwdown, where one of my favourite colour combinations - Basic Grey and Melon Mambo - is trio'd with Garden Green:

A great combination - here is my card:

I used Basic Grey for my base and matted this with a piece of Melon Mambo to create a narrow border between my base and my central panel of High Tide DSP. I decided to use a flower as my focal point, but instead of stamping I decided to die cut two flowers with my Blossoms Originals die and layer them together, finishing with a small grey circle and pink candy dot centre. I tucked a Gumball Green leaf behind (cut with the Secret Garden framelits) and stamped my sentiment in Versamark onto Basic Grey and heat embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder. The green leaf provides a lovely 'pop' of colour behind the flower and lifts the whole card, I think. Gumball Green has to be my favourite of the soon-to-be retiring In-Colours - I will so miss it when it's gone!

As I stepped back to admire my card, I realised that I had adhered my mat panels upside down in relation to Jen's sketch - and by this point, my Tombo was well and truly stuck fast - oops! I am hoping the team at FMS will forgive me this oversight ;-)

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Joan Ervin
Joan ErvinUnited States
4/21/2014 3:06:13 PM #

You have used the colors beautifully....I just love all the polka dots in the background and your flower is lovely!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/21/2014 8:54:55 PM #

Thanks Joan - so glad you like my card, this is one of my favourite colour combinations!

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Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
4/21/2014 9:40:56 PM #

I love your card, upside down panels or not!  The spatter background is a perfect neutral backdrop for your beautiful flower.  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/21/2014 10:02:45 PM #

Thanks Karen - couldn't believe I'd managed to stick the panels on upside down!! Glad you like it anyway!

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Pat McCleary
Pat McClearyUnited States
4/21/2014 10:09:26 PM #

Love this card, Joanne. It's a great sketch & the panels look good in either direction. Will be Case-ing this card

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/21/2014 11:04:30 PM #

Glad you like it Pat - do come back and share the link of your Case-d project - I'd love to see it!

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