Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One More Not Quite Navy Card

During the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Color Blog Hop this weekend, I said I had one more Not Quite Navy card to show you.  I really went outside my comfort zone to put these colors together but here it is:
Colors: Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy and River Rock.  Stamps: Amazing Family.  Big Shot: Wood Grain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits.  Accessories: Distress Tool, Neutrals and Regals Designer Series Paper Stack, Neutrals Brads.
When River Rock was first introduced as an In Color many years ago, I did like it.  To me, it looks like a pair of Khaki pants.  But when it came back a few years ago, I had lost my passion for it.  I rarely use it and mostly forget it's even available to us.  And Bravo Burgundy?  Let's just say I am on the first package of card stock I ever purchased of it and it's been nearly six years since I started collecting these things.  I have used it at Christmas once or twice, but I don't think I've used it for anything else, ever: until this card.

The flags off the bottom of the main image were inspired by a card I received from one of my Stampin' Addicts friends, Adriana Benitez at Escape2Stamp.  Since this was a masculine card, I wanted to keep it simple, but still add interest and the flags added just the right touch.

I have been busy this week creating projects for my Spring Fling Stampin' Buffet.  I will have all the projects posted by next Monday, so be sure to check back.


Adriana Benitez said...

Good job - especially knowing the colors are out of your comfort zone. It really is a nice looking card. And thanks for the mention - I'm glad my card shared something useful with you :)
(Sounds weird… hope you know what I mean…)

Yapha said...

Look how brave you are! Using River Rock AND Bravo Burgundy! Kudos to you! Not only that, but the card came out great, too! Nice!

Tina Adams said...

The card looks wonderful. Love the sentiment.

Tanya Boser said...

You sure did a good job of featuring these colors you don't particularly like! I understand the n Bravo Burgundy blahs, but poor River Rock!! I will miss him so....