May 17 2013

Secret Garden – Yellow or Blue?

Secret Garden Bundle Card in Yellow


I made the card above but wasn’t quite happy with it. But I really wasn’t sure what I didn’t like.

After looking at it for a few days I decided to ask for a second opinion. Since my sister was visiting, I showed her card and asked her thoughts. Her response – "It’s yellow, you don’t like yellow. Was the fix really that simple?


So, I replaced the Summer Starfruit flower with one in Midnight Muse and decided to re-evaluate. And you know what. I think that might have been my issue. I also changed out the punched Bitty Butterfly to Primrose Petal and added a short string of pearls.

The rest of the card is Gumball Green – both the card stock and the patterned papers from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack.


So, which card do you prefer – the yellow or the pink? Is there a colour that just doesn’t work for you?



Secret Garden in Blue



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Stamps: Secret Garden Bundle  (Wood 131100, Clear 131099)

Ink: Gumball Green (126861), Summer Starfruit (126991), Midnight Muse (126860), Primrose Petals (126858)  

Paper: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Gumball Green (126840), Primrose Petals (126841), Summer Starfruit (126839), Whisper White (100730)

Punches: Bitty Butterfly (129406

Other: Designer Builder Brads (129329), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)


Butterfly Close Up


 I added a punched Primrose Petals butterfly with pearls to this card as an accent in one corner.

The Bitty Butterfly is anchored to a Designer Builder Brad from the Spring Catalogue which retires on May 31st.


 Secret Garden Stamp Set


Secret Garden Stamp Set, Set of 7, Wood #129141 $31.95, Clear #129144 $22.95


 As a poor gardener, I can’t identify all of the flowers in this set but I know I love the variety. 


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One Response to “Secret Garden – Yellow or Blue?”

  1. Billieon 18 May 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I think you are right. I do like yellow, but the blue seems to bring out the coloring better. Very nice card.

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