This week’s Color Challenge from the Global Design Project offers a gorgeous collection of 2015-2017 In Colors – Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. What a beautiful assortment! You have a neutral color and subtle color and a bright color. I played around with shapes while I played around with these colors and had a lot of fun making this 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Strips of Hearts. When I set out to make this card, I really, really wanted to use the strawberries paper from the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper. In the end, the paper was brighter than what I wanted. Once I had everything laid out (there was no Designer Series Paper on the card), I had a quick thought to add a small panel of hearts – I came across the paper as I was studying the strawberries. After I added a strip of hearts to the sides of the central panel, I decided I needed to add the same hearts to the sides of the central panel.
- Pink Borders. I love to find symmetry in a card. The sentiment is punched with a 1-3/4″ Circle punch – and it’s Watercolor Wonder border is punched with a 2″ Circle punch. To keep that same border size, I made sure to crop my Watermelon Wonder border around the outside of the card front 1/4″ larger than the Very Vanilla panel. The consistency of framing, in my opinion, is soothing to the eye.
- More Hearts. I constructed the central panel with the Lots of Labels Framelits, Tip Top Taupe cardstock and Mint Macaron Cardstock. The soft panels allowed the sentiment to really pop. Yay! I wanted to add something more without adding more (you know what I mean), so I grabbed my Made for You stamp set and stamped tiny hearts on the Mint Macaron piece with VersaMark ink – to add a soft collection of the hearts on the panel.
Stamp Sets: You’re So Sweet, Made with Love Papers: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla Inks: Tip Top Taupe, VersaMark Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelits, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Global Design Project see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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