Sunday, August 19, 2012

This Whine Is a Bit Fruity

Just kidding. I'm not feeling whiny at all, but that might be because I'm drinking a nice glass of Irony pinot noir.

I decided to focus only on mainstream sentiments for a while, at least for my OWH cards. Some sentiments are a little weird for cards, aren't they? "Live Your Bliss," anyone? And for some reason, this bit of decision-making lead me to resolve to use all my sets again. I'd been half-way doing that but without method or accounting (which you know I need because I'm weird that way). But I've started a list of the sets I'm using, and today's cards helped me use three sets: Papertrey's Mega Mixed Messages, Fruitful, and Framed.




The raspberry card uses Memento inks (two shades of pink and bamboo), and the lime card uses SU's green galore, which is the best lime green EVER. I love how nicely the sentiment fits into the Framed opening. I dressed both cards up a bit with bling/pearls and like the effect.

I've had some questions about colors I'm using, and I'll try to do better letting you know. It's hard to remember the names of the Memento inks sometimes (for example, the top card uses whatever the hot pink and magenta shades are called). For reds, I use SU's real red and Memento Love Letter most. Memento's lady bug is a little orange for my tastes. For dark reds, I use Memento rhubarb and SU cherry cobbler. I also have Brilliance Rocket Red, which is very nice.

Hope that helps!

20 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for the color names! I have Memento Lady Bug and I wanted to look around for a better red before Christmas card season gets here, so I'll try a couple of the others you mentioned.

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  2. Such fun cards...I wish I could pull off a CAS card half as well as you do! Love your style! :)

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  3. These cards are fun! I like how you popped up an image on top of the frame. The colors are totally fruity :)

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  4. These are so vivid I can almost smell and taste them. Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits; limes are one of my favorite smells and colors. The little pearly touch gives them an extra punch. They'll be snapped up by a soldier quick as a wink.

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  5. Oh are these cute! I love the bright colors, and the bling is perfect! Love these, Susan.

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  6. Oh these cards are so lovely. Great idea. Hugs, Ankie

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  7. Love your craft space, everything seems "at hand" and therefore more likely to be used. I really like the vibrancy of these 2 cards - not a set I picked but in your hands they are amazing.

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  8. Great cards!! I just used Fruitful on a couple projects. Great set that gets ignored far too long in my drawer.

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  9. Wonderful! Love the bright green limes~

    ps I unsubscribed but I will be back in a couple of weeks :)

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  10. I adore these fruity cards! The lime card reminds me of the countless times my boyfriend and I went to the Hi-Spot (yes, the drive-in burger joint in the original Footloose movie), on hot summer nights, for their incredibly refreshing lime squeeze drinks. Mmmm. :)

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  11. P.S. Susan, I noticed in your cards that the stamps come RIGHT up against the framed lines. Did you do anything besides using post-it notes? Sometimes when I use them I have a teeny line of white between the line and the stamp. And you don't. The berries and limes are just perfectly nestled right up against that black line. How?

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  12. Sue,

    I did use post-it notes, but I place them ever so slightly on the outside of the line to compensate for the thickness of the post-it.

    Hope that helps!
    Susan

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  13. It does! I'll try that. Thanks, Susan.

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  14. Having one of the elements busting through the boundary add such energy, making the card dynamic when it could have been static if all was inside the box. The scattered bling is the perfect touch, lovely and fun!

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  15. Just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for the inspiration and the smile you put on my face this morning.

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  16. LOVE these ones! I should look for "framed" but where...? Love the fruits!
    Have a good day!

    Charlotta in Sweden

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  17. Charlotta, Papertrey Ink is the source for all the sets on today's cards.

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