Colors make me happy...light shades, dark shades, everything in between. Colors, colors everywhere!
So many of the Archival ink shades I've been collecting for the past year have truly made me happy, especially manganese blue.
It's intense, energetic blue. It's electrified blue. It's in-your-face blue.
Ordinarily, blue is a soothing, cool color. Many shades of blue (especially the ones I usually use) are relaxing, calm, serene.
But not manganese blue. It pops right off white cardstock like it was made to be the king of blue-y blues.
All-caps BLUE. Manganese blue pairs nicely with black and holds up well to it.
And really, the colors are my favorite thing about this card. I like how the sentiment coordinates with the images (love those fonts!), and the black Stickles on the flower centers is sparkly and fun, but otherwise, the design doesn't make sense. Why is that line blocking the flowers? How can they grow and "get well" as the card's theme suggests? It's just weird.
A good idea that shouldn't have seen the light of day.
The blue saves it, though. At least, for me, manganese blue saves the card.
It's okay if you don't like it the design, but you just gotta love that blue!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Papertrey Floral Frenzy and sentiment
ink: Archival manganese blue, black
accessories: black Stickles, corner rounder