Oct 20, 2011

Playing with Colors 74 and Blog Anniversary Today !!!

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Thursday !!!

Happy Blog Anninversary to me!

I had 1,436 post as of today ,still posting and having a wonderful time !!!!!!!!!!  Can you believe it ?
It's all about having fun, sharing what you love and making each day count. I really enjoy the time that I spent creating and putting a bit of "me" into my cards/projects. Wouldn't you want to know and see me in action in my stamp room. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to do one of those videos, but for now, here is a little bit of tip on how I make my card. I will used the card above as my sample.
1. I usually start with what- The stamp set. ( Snow Swirled)
2. I pick my colors- usually 2-3 colors and a Neutral. ( Today's colors for Playing with Colors- Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White for my Neutral.
3. I usually would choose a background- e.g. designer paper, embossing folder, a wheel or a stamp., or a cardstock. In this card, I chose the Northern Flurry EF.
4. I also incorporate die cuts, punches, design tools, a technique when I can. It can be part of my main image or my main image itself or the background.
In this case, I used the scallop frame and the circle punch for my main image.
5. I try to match my ink with my color combo. I do the same thing for my sentiment. I usually stick to 1,2, or 3 ink colors but no more than three.
6. I love the addition of embellishments in my card to compliment my design. I have to be careful that it does not overpower my main image though.
7. And then, I am done.
More Tips:
 I choose card layouts that will go with the stamp set I am using, not the other way around.
 I do not glue anything (yet) until I am sure I have the right placement, symmetry, color,embellishment(s) in my  card.  I start layering first and see how I am going to layer my colors.  As far as designer papers, I just have to be careful when I used them because they can also overpower my main image.
Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'

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