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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stampin' Up Australia - Color Coach Card #7 - Soft Sky

Soft Sky Card #1
Dear Stampin' friends

It is Mojo Monday's 300th blog challenge this week....which is a fairly big deal so I thought I would play along with them and use their sketch. This is also Card #7 on my self-imposed Color Coach Challenge! Today's colours are Soft Sky, Garden Green and Real Red.     


The main image panel uses the 'bouncing brayer' technique where I blended Soft Sky and Garden Green. There was a little bit of paper stuck to my brayer which gave that 'white out' effect on the paper on the right....which actually looks quite cool. I stamped over it with an image from "Best of Flowers" to give a silhouette look. The 'red ribbon' on the corner is actually a narrow piece of Real Red cardstock.
In all honesty, I really don't dig this card....I'm not sure why....I think maybe the Garden Green banner is the focus rather than the image panel. I should have made that narrower I think. I dunno.....I kept throwing things at the card hoping it would magically turn into a 'WOW' but I don't think it works. Oh well....I'm vowing to blog all my cards....even the ones that aren't my favourites.....I think it's important to keep it real. :)

Alison xx
Materials used:
Stamps - Best of Flowers
Ink - Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Garden Green
Cardstock - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Garden Green DSP, Real Red
Accessories - Real Red brads
Tools - Big Shot, Mosaic Embossing Folder, SNAIL, Paper Snips, Paper Piercer,
circle punch.  


  1. Well I think it's lovely! Love the brayer technique.

  2. Alison, your card is awesome. The panel is fab and I for one am glad that you posted it!

    Bev x

  3. I think your card is lovely too Alison, including the GG banner. I also like the "happy accident" with the bouncing brayer and stray piece of paper, lol

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