While it's perfectly clear even to the casual reader of Simplicity that I will not miss Orchid Opulence, I haven't really moaned about the colors I most certainly WILL miss when StampinUp's new color program starts in July. I haven't yet decided if I'll stock up on some of these discontinued colors or not, but hope that writing about them here will bring some clarity.
Among the top colors I will miss are gable green and green galore. I know, I know. Plenty of people detest these two shades of green. But using the bold brights as I do (which is sparingly with lots of white), they're not nearly as offensive as you might think.
See what I mean?
Combining gable green and green galore with cool caribbean and tempting turquoise results in an oceanic/tropical color scheme that you'll be seeing repeated here for the next few days. For some reason, this palette called to me all last weekend. It's so fresh and fun and clean.
These flowers consist of four 3/4" squares of punched cardstock with two opposing corners rounded with scallop scissors. Yes, scallop scissors. You did not give those things away, did you? For shame if you did. They're right useful.
To get everything placed so perfectly, I lined the card up on my gridded cutting mat so the center of the card was obvious. Then, I placed the squares (unglued) where I wanted them. Once everything was where it belonged, I removed each square, one at a time, put a dab of glue on the back, and using tweezers, placed it where it belonged. It sounds much more tedious than it is.
Notice how the light and dark colors are arranged consistently in each flower? That was on purpose. All these different pieces parts could make the card busy, but by having the colors so regularly patterned, the eye isn't so confused.
At least, my eye isn't confused. I sure hope your eye is as happy as mine.
Happy Monday, everyone!
stamps: PTI Birthday Basics
ink: Palette noir
paper: PTI white; SU gable green, green galore, cool caribbean, tempting turqoise
accessories: bling, scallop scissors, glue