Monday, May 18, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: A Bright Bouquet

Here’s my card for this week’s Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday. I took my inspiration from the current color challenge at Paper Craft Planet. The challenge colors are Real Red, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery, and white. These are some bright colors when you put them together!

I thought the red and yellow shades would make a nice combination for a tulip bouquet, so I pulled out my Bitty Tulip Bouquet set to create this pretty vase of tulips. I used three shades of yellow and 3 shades of red for my flowers. The stems were done using a combination of Certainly Celery and New Leaf. I added in the bowl in shades of blue ink to look like it was clear.

I played around a bit with the layout before coming up with the final version. The red Top Note die piece was in my scrap pile, left over from a previous project. I ended up using that as a mat for the stamped image. I added a piece of dotted red satin ribbon and a trio of red Dew Drops as embellishments. I thought about adding a sentiment, but in the end, decided not to fit one in.

For more Kitchen Sink inspiration, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here’s where you can find them:
Angela Knopf
Connie McCotter
Julie Masse
Lisa Somerville
Lynn McAuley
Makiko Jones
Maria Colosimo, owner
Tammy Hershberger

Materials Used:
3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet stamp set, Dew Drops (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Rose Red, Ruby Red, Real Red, Barely Banana, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, and Certainly Celery Classic inks, Summer Sun, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock, Top Note die, dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); New Leaf Palette ink, Pure Poppy Swiss dot satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink)


  1. I don't know what it is about that yellow but I do like it and it always it so summery! I like this card.

  2. Great layout for your bright, sunny design, Lori!! Such a pretty card!!

  3. Very pretty! The leftover Top Note was perfect for your layout!

  4. Very cool design!! I love the bold & bright colors of the tulips!

  5. So very pretty, Lori!! I just love the tulips in these colors...great layout too!!

  6. It was a tulip kind of day!! :) Love your beautiful tulips and pretty card! :)

  7. What fabulous colors together. I never would have thought to do that, but you totally worked it! Great job!

  8. So bright and cheerful Lori! Wonderful colors... sure to bring a smile! I agree with you, no sentiment needed for this beautiful card. :D

  9. Gorgeous, bright colors! I love the Top Note die behind your image!


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