Friday, July 18, 2014

"Orange" You Glad That I Made a Card?!

Get it?! {giggle} Orange is one of those it or hate it. I kind of love it AND hate it! I do think orange is a HOT color for summer! So here goes!

This is my LAST project for the WorldWin Papers blog. The team is being disbanded! I am so sad about that, but in these rough economic times, these things happen. You will still be able to purchase the cardstock at The Papermill Store. To see a tutorial for this card, click HERE.

I used  Original ColorMates Cardstock Deep Spring Green and Deep Orange Dream, and ColorMates Textured Twill Cardstock White.

I embossed the orange panel with a Lattice Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. They sponsored the Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog this month, so I am playing with my new toys! The folder is 6 x 6 inches! Perfect for your square cards! Naturally, I rubbed the raised embossing with orange ink!

I sneaked in a tiny bit of Graphic 45 Eerie Tale paper. Just a little of the orange and green. 

I stamped the poppies image (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps) onto ColorMates Textured Twill White cardstock with black dye ink. I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils. This is my first time really working with the pencils. I love how they look on the textured paper! I added a bit of Copic markers, too. And then I blended the pencil with a Copic Blender Pen. I have one that I use JUST for the pencils. The blender pen really made it look a bit water color-y!  

That "fancy" bow is tied using the Bow Easy tool. I still don't have the hang of my Bow-it-All. I need to watch more videos!

To decorate the inside of the card, I used a small square punch to punch seven squares of decorative paper in orange and green. I attached the squares in a diamond pattern at the bottom of the white panel.

The sentiment is from the Precious Poppies stamp set.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will give the ColorMates Textured Twill cardstock a try! I love how it makes my image look as if it were stamped onto canvas...and water colored!

WorldWin Papers:
Original ColorMates Cardstock Deep Spring Green, Deep Orange Dream
ColorMates Textured Twill White

Embossing Folder: Crafter's Companion Lattice

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Dried Marigold
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Markers: Copic
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small; My Favorite Things Banner Flag Stax
Punch: Carl
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Precious Poppies
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Orange Striped Grosgrain
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Glue Dots


  1. Beautiful card, I am not usually that fond of orange, but I really like this shade, a really stunning card. ~Diane

  2. Personally I love, love, love orange. I even have a silver bracelet with orange set in panels in it. Love it too! Your card is so pretty and I love all the different elements on it!

  3. This is beautiful, Gloria!

  4. This is one of your simpler cards, and I just love it. The texture of your white cardstock gave your large image an added depth. I didn't know that a blender pen would work with Prisma colors. (The technique I learned uses odorless spirits, but I bet the pen packs considerably less punch to the head.)

    If confessions are in order, orange only gets to really play at my house in late summer and fall, because it's difficult to respect year round. However, World Win's orange is a goodie. The green and orange G45 diamonds on the inside are wonderfully mesmerizing. They demand to be looked at thoroughly, even though they're not the main attraction.

    Your layouts are always so beautifully balanced. I know a few of the rules about composition, but even if they are not obviously in play, your compositions, plain or fancy, rock my boat. What a joy to have such a talented and generous artist to view on a regular basis. Thank you.

  5. Gorgeous card Gloria! You did an amazing job coloring those beautiful blossoms!

  6. Beautiful the pretty, bright and cheerful colors!! I have the Bow It All, and had to watch the videos 100 found I was way over thinking it!!!

  7. Well, you know I am an orange lover and I think this card is absolutly gorgeous. Love the different take on the inside using the diamonds.