It’s Sunday. Let’s all say it together – “it’s time for another Paper Players Design Challenge!”
This week, Anne Marie Hile selected four amazing colors for this color challenge: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry. Wowzers! That’s quite a combination of colors: one subtle, one neutral, one bold and one in-color. I love all of these colors on their own, but it was a certainly a challenge to put them all together in a card. I love the end result, though. Here’s what I made:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- A Muted Background. I kept the background colors as muted as possible. While Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry are beautiful, I didn’t want them to steal the show from the soft combination of Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze. I stamped the light Clockworks image in Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze. Most of the images shown are second generation stamped (stamped off on a scrap sheet of paper and then stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock). I added a little “flair” with a second generation stamp of Rich Razzleberry with the water spot stamp from French Foliage.
- Building the sentiment background. I was excited to use the Basic Label single stamp I recently purchased, and I was happy how wonderfully the sentiment fits inside. But the cropped image needed some layers behind it. I trimmed some rectangles with my trimmer and added two punched circles (I used the 1″ and 1-1/4″ Circle punches). They really add a lovely element to this sentiment.
- Front and center. I mentioned that I tried to mute the brightness of Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry – and I think I succeeded at that. Here’s the funny thing – these two colors are front and center on the card. I stamped the sentiment with Island Indigo and stamped it again with Rich Razzleberry. I snipped the word “happy” in Rich Razzleberry and added it to the Island Indigo sentiment. Funny that these colors are kinda missing in the card – yet they are both front and center.
Stamp sets: Clockworks, Pursuit of Happiness, Basic Label, French Foliage Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo Papers: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1/2″ Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, 3/16″ Neutral Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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