ColourQ 120 and Card Class Project

Day 7 over at the Clean and Simple Card Class is about white cards – plain white cards.  I agree that while white cards can sometimes be perceived as boring, when they’re done well, they can be fantastic and stunning.  I don’t know if I’m quite at that level yet, but I do love a good white card, and I definitely want to be able to do them well.  So I gave this topic a try, using the ColourQ #120 challenge colors.  I’m not sure that was the best choice, because using these rich, bold colors sparingly in order to produce a nice, clean, mostly white card certainly gave me fits of anxiety! 😉

I think my first try at it had a little too much color in it, maybe (I’ll show that card second).  It wasn’t quite what I was hoping for.  So I tried again.  And I like this one much better.  This one is my ‘official’ entry for the ColourQ challenge:

I used Harbor ink by Colorbox for the butterfly trails (stamping off once first for each) and the sentiment (full ink), and Thistle ink by Colorbox for the background text.  I am really pleased with how this card turned out.  I think both these cards would also qualify for one of the other topics as well, that of creating our own elements for simple embellishments.

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This is what my first card looks like:

I like it.  But It just felt like the blocks of color were a little overwhelming, in a way.  And I found myself wishing I would have raised the banner just a tad bit higher on the card.  But I was very happy to get out some of my new My Favorite Things dies for the banner and the flowers – HOORAY for using more supplies!!

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Thanks for stopping by today. 😉


Challenge Photo:

Supplies Used:

Card #1
Stamps:  Background Basics: Text Style II, Stitches and Swirls (Papertrey Ink); Love Story (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Rustic White (PTI); Misc Cardstocks (Unknown Brand)
Inks:  Harbor, Thistle (Colorbox)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft and Recollections)
Tools:  Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts))

Card #2
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #3 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:   Rustic White (PTI); Misc Cardstocks (Unknown Brand)
Inks:   Harbor, Dusty Plum (Colorbox)
Embellishments:   Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Brads (Unknown Brand); Rustic Cream Button Twine (PTI)
Tools:   Banner and Flower Dies (My Favorite Things)


9 thoughts on “ColourQ 120 and Card Class Project

  1. There you go again making a couple of true beauties Ally! I do like your butterfly card QUITE a bit!!! I know what you mean about the white;it always seems like I should fill it up or something ~ HA! Great work girl!

  2. You don't need to take any classes you need to give them 🙂 Love both of your cards, I like white cards,of course you make anything look good.

  3. Both are lovely, but I am partial to the first one! I love the little line of print going across the bottom—such a fun little "extra"! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!

  4. Both cards are lovely Allyson, I too like the first one, but it is the butterflies, they look so free! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  5. You've done a beautiful job with these challenging colors, Ally! The butterfly card is totally sweet, and I love the subtle stamped text to ground the sentiment. Your banner is darling, too! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

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