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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Bold Bright Card with a Tropical Feel

It is no secret that the Bold Bright colours are not my most favourite - although I have been trying to use them more lately and have been pleasantly surprised more than once!  I do love the Kaleidoscope patterned papers though - they seem to me to be a slightly subdued version of those bold brights, and so not quite so scary!  They do make me long for a nice Fiji holiday though - I think they have a fun tropically kind of look.

So of course when I saw those wine glasses in Makeesha's inspiration photo, I thought of a nice fruity drink to go along with those tropical papers.  Here is the photo:
And here is the card:
I based this card on the latest sketch from Stamping 411 again, but abandoned the planned brads for knots in the ribbon instead.  Because the colours in the paper are not too bold and bright, I was able to use pumpkin pie ribbon, even though the card is a nice bright only orange, and I don't think it looks out of place.

Not quite a Fiji holiday, but it is sure to brighten someones day!

12 comments:

  1. That is a great card. Almost tempting me to give in and get this DSP pack, almost :-)

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  2. and cheeers to you, Tracee -- it's another winner! Love the colors and the feel of the entire card. Makes me want to take-off for the tropics! Thanks so much for playing along (twice) with the Stamping 411 Operators this week. Blessings, Gretchen

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  3. Gorgeous! I'd love one of those drinks right now, mmmm!

    Lee x

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  4. This is great and makes me want to go lay on a beach somewhere!
    Great take on the sketch - thanks for playing again!

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  5. Another fun card...love the bright colors...I'm hoping for an early spring! Thanks for playing along again!

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  6. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for February 5. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

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  7. oooh la la! THAT's what I'M talkin about! I really love how this whole card just feels like sitting on a tropical island with some cabana dude bringing one of those! :) It's cold here in New England and I really like the feel of this card! thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Does this card have a cabana boy too? LOL!!! Love the tropical feel especially on this cold and snowy MN day!!! It's like a ray of sunshine....with a touch of rum!!!

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  9. This card is awesome!! It makes me want one of those tall drinks while I am sun bathing on the ocean!!LOL!!! Thanks for playing along again with us this week over at Stamping 411!!

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  10. I love seeing others use this paper too!! Great card - cheers!

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  11. Very nice card Tracee, I love your interpretation.
    Kirsty

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