It’s Sunday, and that means one thing – it’s time for a design challenge from the Paper Players. This week, Ann Schach has selected…not one…not two…not three…but four colors to awaken our creativity. Three Subtles and a Neutral: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron and Early Espresso. For this card, I allowed two of the colors to stand front-and-center while the other two colors added a very important background element. Here’s my card:And here’s the color challenge banner:
The focal point on this card is a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s water color paper. Want to know how I created this background? Keep reading. Want to know the best way to prepare and serve spinach? You’re in the wrong place. If you are still reading, then I suppose you want to hear about this background, so…
On the largest clear-mount block, I added some So Saffon ink and a little bit of Calypso Coral and Pool Party inks by tapping my stamp pads directly on the block. Using a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water, I sprayed the block to wet the ink. I then stamped the block off once, moistened it again and then stamped it directly on a piece of watercolor paper. I then embossed the sentiment with Early Espresso embossing powder (tricky with watercolor paper, but totally do-able).
You may have seen this same sentiment design in My Friend, a popular stamp set for some time. Did you know that many of your favorite stamps are sold in another language? You can see them here. A simple word in another language can make your card a little more chic. 🙂 Impress your friends with your multilingual skills. !Que bueno!
I hope you like today’s project. Check out the other cards at The Paper Players.
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