Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Neutral Zone

Happy Thursday Bloggers, hope you're having a great day.

As it's Thursday, a new challenge is starting over on the Cute Card Thursday blog today.  This week our theme is 'Neutral Zone' and our prize is sponsored by Whiff of Joy Stamps.

At first I wasn't at all sure what I was going to design for this theme, but whilst doing a little stash clearing/tidying I came across some rather nice magazine freebie papers and toppers.  I can't remember which mag they were from, but thought they would be perfect for my project with their lovely neutral and soft colours.

I needed to get a birthday card made for my Son and these designs and colours lend themselves well to a masculine card. 
I layered up a couple of the papers in different colour ways with some scraps of SU! cardstock in different shades of brown (I know there is Early Expresso and Crumbcake in there, but as I'm away from my stash as I write this, I'm not exactly sure what the mid shade is called - do enlighten me if you know the name !) I attached the lovely tree topper over a layer of this mid shade card.  Then I diecut a couple of circles from more scraps of the cardstock and used slightly smaller nesties to cut out the matching topper/sentiment.
Another card created which has used up some of my huge stash of nice papers, which is a great result.  The design was a little outside of my usual cardmaking style as I generally prefer to stamp and colour images to use with patterned papers and rarely do I use ready printed toppers, but I'm very pleased with how the finished card turned out and hope my Son likes it too. 
Do hop over to the CCT blog to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the DT this week. 


Kathyk said...

It's very satisfying using up stash isn't it? Your card is simply super Wynneth - Many Happy's to your son for his birthday too


Lilian said...

Great card Wynneth. Love the colours. Hugs

Katie Berberich said...

This is so pretty Wynneth, I love your tones and layout. A precious card.
Hope you are having a great time in the States and hanging out with Kathy of course.
Hugs, Katie xx