Today’s project took some unexpected twists and turns to land on the project I am sharing with you. The inspiration for today’s card is a combination of two online challenges: a sketch from The Paper Players and a color combination by Dynamic Duos. Before I share my card, I want to thank Julie Gearinger for selecting my entry as last week’s Dynamo. What an honor to be selected from such a gorgeous collection of cards! You can see my winning card here.
Here’s my card for today:
And here’s the challenge banner from The Paper Players:
- Color Blocking. I love to work with solid panels of color. The three colors selected for this week’s “Triple Threat” allow for a beautiful color blocked card front. I selected the deepest color as the center (and thickest) panel. The other two panels tuck tightly against the center one.
- Circles, circles, circles. Following the sketch from The Paper Players, I cropped circles from each of the three panels. It took a lot of patience to crop out these circles and get them lined up exactly how I wanted them. My original plan was to simply crop out the circles and mount them against a white background. I was excited about the white space that would be left – until I looked at the picture of the “finished” card. Here’s my first attempt and second attempt, followed by a quick look at the final card. Think of this as an artistic representation of the evolution of my circles card:
- The redo. To get from the first stab to the final card, I cropped circles from the same punches. I glued down the white circles, fitting them right inside the cropped circles. I added dimension by popping up the two circles in the middle of the card and added a little texture with the smooth button.
Stamp sets: Says it All Inks: Rich Razzleberry Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Word Window punch, Brights Designer Buttons (Rich Razzleberry), Tiny Wave Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Blade, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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