I wasn’t sure how I felt about a color challenge, because you can literally do anything with it, so it makes it a little harder to focus. I decided to pick a stamp set I liked, and just see what I could do with the colors.
I was actually relieved to have these colors, because I needed a break from all my Christmas cards. This is a card I can use any time of year. Just change the sentiment and it is good for birthday, thinking of you, or get well. Even though the mat color is so dark and strong, the card comes across as very feminine. But hey, maybe that’s because of the flowers and girly ribbon.
I used lots of layers for this piece, because I didn’t want the different flowers and embellishments to sink into each other. Even my velum sentiment has tiny pieces of Stampin’ DImensionals hidden under the Calypso Coral Candy Dots. While my first flower is adhered directly to the mat, the second one is single “popped” and the third is double “popped”.
I had fun changing up the same flower stamp, to make each one look a little different. That is my favorite flower in the Beautiful Bunch set, and I didn’t want to mix the various styles, so I just added color variations.
Flower #1 – is stamped in Early Espresso on So Saffron, but I stamped the image off onto a scratch piece of paper first, so the flower wouldn’t be so dark. I then used a blender pen to pick up color from my Calypso Coral ink pad lid to color in the center and the outside edge of the center flower piece. Just squish the ink pad together when it is closed, and you will have ink sitting on the lid when you open it,
Flower #2 – is stamped in Calypso Coral on Whisper White. Ok, well that was easy.
Flower #3 – is stamped in So Saffron on Whisper White and the edges are sponged in Calypso Coral. I also fussy cut (a dirty word in my book) the center splotch. I’m sure there is a scientific word for whatever that thing is, but you know what I mean, and isn’t that the point of language? See, my linguistics class wasn’t a waste.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back soon. My next post focuses on another quick and easy Hero Hugs Christmas card.
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