Sweet Color Challenge from Pals Paper Arts

I just love a card challenge that’s based on colors. When you limit the selection to just two colors, the challenge is ramped up a bit.  BUT, when those two colors are Primrose Petals and Gumball Green, the stress is relieved a bit.  You just can’t go wrong with these cool and preppy, yet soft and complementary colors.  At first glance, you will say, “Geez, Brian, that’s a simple card!,” but look further because there are six layers of cardstock here .  Can you find them? Everything Eleanor, Morning Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Before we chat further about the card, here’s the Pals Paper Arts challenge:PPA Color Challenge June


Tips, Tricks and Reminders:

  • Shapes that fit.  Since the moment I laid eyes on Everything Eleanor and Apothecary Accents Framelits, I knew I was in love with this image.  If you’ve been paying attention to my blog, you know I love to snip out this image.  Over and over and over.  The moment I saw Morning Meadow, a hostess set in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, I knew I’d center it inside the Everything Eleanor shape.  These two were made for each other.  I love to play around with the images and punches to find great combinations – I love this combination.
  • Too clean and simple?  I wrestled with ways to add depth or texture to the background of this card.  Nothing worked for me.  A floret would be too curly against the intricate shapes of the Morning Meadow emblem.   An embossing folder would take away from the image, as well.  In the end, I like the white space and don’t think it’s possible to be too clean and simple.
  • Did you find the sixth layer?  Let me give you a hint – it’d be almost impossible to get the outside of this image to be so perfectly deep Primrose Petals without stamping it.  Here’s what I did – I stamped off the Everything Eleanor image four times on scratch paper and then once on Whisper White.  This gave me the palest of background for my Morning Meadow emblem and fully inked sentiment.  This image has a border line around it.  I snipped the pale pink image, careful to stay just inside the outside border.  I then stamped the image in a fully inked Primrose Petals and snipped it out along the outside of the image – I warned you that I love to snip this image.  🙂  Carefully put them together, and you’ve got a cool, outlined image:Everything Eleanor, Morning Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Morning Meadow  Inks: Primrose Petals, Jet Black StazOn  Papers: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Whisper White  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon 

Check out the other Color Challenge cards at The Paper Players.

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  1. Love it, simple and oh so clean!!!!!

  2. Great snipping! What a pretty card!

  3. Even though I knew it wasn’t going to be so, I called the ribbon as one of the layers 😉
    You are too clever for that!

  4. Pretty ! I love pink and green together . This is a visual delight in it`s color ,layers and non cluttered look. You should win the Snipster Award ! You can always find something to add or alter by snipping …. Some might call you “Snippy”

  5. You truly amaze me with paper crafting. Great card!

  6. Cindie McDuffee

    Wow. You are a serious snipper. Perfect border!

  7. Yikes – if I did all that snipping I’d probably have band aids on every finger! Great card Brian – just my type – CAS yet pretty involved.

  8. Maria Rodriguez

    Hi there Brian: I’m still with a house full of guests but I had to come and see what you made today. Great card indeed, beautiful and CAS, like I’ve said before, you have some serious paper snipping skills, I thought this was punched out.

  9. Oh, Brian…if I could wish for anything, I would wish for your snipping skills!! What an absolutely gorgeous card! It is PERFECT in every way!

  10. so pretty Brian ,
    hugs frenchie ,

  11. Love it Brian! You are correct, those 2 were made for each other.

  12. Beautiful! !!

  13. Just perfect! Gorgeous label and beautiful colors!

  14. wow!!! I had to double count cause at first I counted the gumball green as a layer…. then I re-read, and it said “paper”…. back to looking closer, and yup!! you are a truly talkented cleverk sneaky snipper!!! I love this card!!! 😀
    did you also use the dimensionals under the gumball green paper and the snipped primrose? just curious…. I LOVE THE SIMPLICITY!! yet, there is more to it the more you look…. which makes it even more fabulous!!!!
    I love reading your blogs, cause of your humor and your talent!!! you are such a treat to read each day!!! 😀

  15. I love all the white space you’ve left Brian. It really adds to the clean feel and makes the colors really stand out on your card! Thanks for joining us at the Pals this week!

  16. Brian, your blog is the ONLY one I read. Oh sure, I go to others, take a glance, might read a sentence or two, then move on, but yours……….. I read every single word. No getting a big head or anything, I read it for the font you use…… lol… Not! Keep up the tremendous work, and I know it is time and work to make gorgeous cards, and keep a stupendous blog going.

  17. Carol Carriveau

    I love the soft sweetness of the colors and design….thank you Brian! er, should I say Snippy!!

  18. It’s definitely not too CAS. It’s perfection! I love the way you created the layers yet kept it so clean and fresh. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  19. CAS perfection! I love this label!

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