While I’m away at Convention, the challenges keep rolling on. This week’s FabFriday color challenge is graced with three of 2014-2016’s In Colors – Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss. While it’s easy to forget to use these colors (because we are so in love with this year’s five new In Colors), last year’s colors certainly are not forgettable. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for this week’s FabFriday color challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Farmers Market. With all of its bold images of vegetable and fruits, it’s easy to look past Farmers Market Designer Series Paper in the 2015 Annual Catalog – if you don’t like veggies, you probably won’t like some of the pages of paper in this collection. BUT – don’t forget there are amazing and wonderful patterns on both sides of Designer Series Papers – and this collection has got some simple beauties. If you’d like to check out the patterns in the other pages of this Designer Series Paper, click on the image below:
- Bold Band. After I framed this beautiful image with the Lots of Labels Framelits, I couldn’t just let it hang there in the middle of this fun (but kinda busy) gingham print. What to do? I added a layered thick band to the card front, just below the cropped frame) to ground the image to the card front. The thick band of Very Vanilla, cut to match the curves in the Framelit, was just what I needed to pull all the colors together with the balance I wanted.
- No Sentiment. It’s rare that I create cards with no sentiment. When I do, it’s always noteworthy. This large cutout and floral image filled the cardfront to allow me the opportunity to just put the sentiment inside the card. I quite like the amount of “white space” left on the front of the card. The real reason? After I stamped these great herbs and flowers onto the Very Vanilla, I was nervous to stamp a sentiment for fear that I might have to stamp the flowers all over again.
Stamp Sets: Gift from the Garden Papers: Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers (Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake) Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday Design Challenge Blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!