Orange? Really?

May 18th, 2007

As I was going through my card stash looking for something to mail to a friend today, I came across a card I made last year that I really liked that was made with a Kaleidacolor Pad.  I have a fairly extensive collection of K-pads and SU Spectrum pads and have always loved them, but I haven’t used them lately.  I suddently felt inspired, so I pulled out Mixed Bouquet and my Bouquet K-pad.  I started by just stamping images on Whisper White cardstock to create a main panel for a card.  When I got done it seemed a little too bright for me so I decided to mute it with a piece of vellum cardstock.  Ah..that’s better!  On the vellum I stamped the rose outline image with Not Quite Navy classic ink.  When it was dry I went over the outline with my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen (that thing is awesome!) and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The vellum was attached with little dots of Scotch Tacky in all four corners.  My intention was to then put gems in each corner but as it turned out I didn’t have 4 matching gems and you really can’t see the glue so I left it as is.  That panel was matted on NQN cardstock.


Now here’s the really weird part.  I needed to choose a color for the card base and I went straight to Only Orange.  *head spinning*  I never use Only Orange.  I don’t like Orange….or even peach.  Nonetheless it seemed like the obvious and correct choice.  That is one of the fun things about using a K-pad – the color combo is selected for you and it’s often not something you would have thought up on your own!

Card was finished up with some orange polka dot grosgrain I had left over from a Halloween project (no kidding!) and a slide made with my Cuttlebug, covered with a Prima and a yellow rhinestone brad.

Tomorrow afternoon I have a few stampin’ buddies coming over.  🙂  Cupcakes have been baked and will be frosted in the morning.  Hope you have a terrific weekend.

And I want to give a huge shout out and Happy Birthday to my friend Lori Craig!  Hope you have a superb celebration!  Can’t wait to see what you do with that new camera!

6 Responses to “Orange? Really?”

  1. leslierich Says:

    Gosh, Jami, I love the colors in this! Although I rarely (ever?) use Only Orange, I’m a huge fan of Pumpkin Pie or any soft orangey shade, including peach. I think the vellum was a fabulous idea and I love that orange polka dot ribbon!

  2. Shelley ~ photocropper Says:

    Very pretty Jami! I rarely use orange unless I am grouping it with pink 😉 And come to think of it I think I used the same set last time I used orange and pink!!!

  3. lacyquilter Says:

    Jami, this is a scrumptious card. I rarely use orange either, but it sure works here. I’m thinking the new groovy guava would go with that k-pad.

  4. StamperSharon Says:

    Awwww, can I be there in spirit today, cyber-stamping with friends? Y’all have a great time!

  5. newtnewt Says:

    This is so cheery and bright! It reminds me of a warm summer day.

  6. Debra Says:

    This is beautiful!! I love the OO and NQN!!! Wish I could be there. Have a great time.

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