My Stamping Bee Team loves a good challenge! Julia just started as our challenge coordinator. She's going to keep us inspired by creating bi-monthly card making challenges that we'll share with each other. Here's her first challenge for us:
Base: Highland Heather, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"
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Today's card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. If it was your card, please let me know. I'd love to give you credit!
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Last week, I issued a color challenge to my Stamping Bee Team - create any card you'd like, using the the above color scheme. I've had some new member join during Sale-a-Bration and I wanted to have some fun and welcome them to a team challenge. I like color challenges because the sky is the limit as far as design. I found this picture of peonies thought these colors were perfect for early February and Valentine's day.
They key to color challenge is to use the color judiciously. Too many colors can be distracting and take away from the image or sentiment. I prefer choosing one to two colors, at most, and tying it together with a neutral. I decided to go with the softest Powder Pink and headed right to my Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. But then, I couldn't decide which pink pattern to use, so I used both: flowers and spots! If giraffes could have pink spots, I know this would be it!
Would you like to play along? The color challenge ends on Valentine's Day. Simply use any of the above colors, along with a neutral or foils, and post it to my Facebook Page! We'd love to see what you create with these colors!
Base: Powder Pink, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 3: Basic Black Scalloped Circle Die
Layer 4: Whisper White Stitched Shape Framelit
Layer 5: Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon
Layer 5: Glitter Enamel Dots
Hello! Today, I'm playing along with the Colour INKpiration Challenge crew. This challenge used the color combo, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White. I won this Bird Banter Stamp Set at the November OnStage and hadn't yet had the opportunity to use I it. When I saw this challenge yesterday, I grabbed this off the shelf and set to work designing a card.
I love the updated classic look of Night of Navy and the bright Lemon Lime Twist. I'm not sure I've ever used this color combo before, but I'm going to have to be sure to use it again.
When coloring the bird, I tried a few different techniques and materials. First I used the Blends, then Watercolor Pencils, but settled on 'painting' him using my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush dipped into ink that I had smooshed into the lids of my Stampin' Ink Pads.
While it has several layers, this card was quick to put together. Let's take a look at the cutting instructions in Today's Tutorial.
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1: Lemon Lime Twist, 5" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Night of Navy, 4 7/8" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Lemon Lime Twist, 4" x 3"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, 3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
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