Mindy Backes really threw us a curve ball with this week’s FabFriday color challenge. FIVE COLORS! Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist and Tip Top Taupe. What!? As I settled in to play with the colors, though, I fell in love. These rich and regal colors are perfect for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving projects – and that’s what I set out to do. As I started to play with them, though, they took on a retro-feel. That made it easy for me to incorporate this fun sentiment from That Thing You Do:
- That Thing You Do. This stamp set was not on my first order from the Annual Catalog. Or my second. Or my third. I passed by it over and over before deciding I needed to own it. It’s times like this I’m excited I “bit the bullet” and snatched it up. I needed a “fun vintage saying” – and this one certainly fits the bill. I accented the “The More You Know…” Public Service Announcement star with a Blackberry Bliss punch from my Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Pow! Click on the below picture to see these fun sentiments in my online store:
- Inchies – Part One. I started punching out a bunch of 1″ squares from the striped paper in my Designer Series Paper Stacks – the stripes are diagonal, but I cut them on a horizontal so that they’d each have a uniform look (I lined up my punch to grab a sliver of color on the top and bottom to make sure they were all the same). I played with patterns for about an hour before I said, “Brian, enough is enough! Just create a diagonal with the pieces and be done.” I’m so happy with how that decision played out. Here’s the panel of pieces before I cropped the strip:
- Inchies – Part Two. I didn’t make you wait very long for part two of the Inchies Saga, did I? To adhere the little squares to Whisper White cardstock, I covered the paper a Stampin’ Glue Stick (formerly called Anywhere Glue Stick) and then carefully placed my pieces, butting them up against each other. It’s a similar process for gluing down tiny strips of paper to create a herringbone pattern (like this card I shared with you earlier this week).
Stamp Sets: That Thing You Did Papers: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Designer Series Paper Stacks (Brights, 2014-2016 In Colors, 2015-2017 In Colors), Whisper White Inks: Tangelo Twist Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, 1″ Square punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the other Fab Friday design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!