This week’s FabFriday color challenge is a beautiful combination of blue, yellow and purple: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. Although my May 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit, Many Manly Occasions doesn’t include these colors, I reached for the white die cut panel to create my project for this challenge. It gave me a perfect starting point for combining these colors into a fun, celebratory card. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Many Manly Occasions. If you aren’t in the U.S. or aren’t a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, then you might not recognize the trendy die-cut background on my card. Well, let me introduce you to the fun projects from May’s Paper Pumpkin kit – die cut backgrounds, die cut letters and a fun stamp set for almost every occasion. I used this week’s FabFriday colors to color block my card for a fun celebration. If you would like to sign up to receive a Paper Pumpkin each month (it’s always such a great day when the kit arrives), you can click here to subscribe. If you have questions, please email me.
- Color Blocking. Just like in fashion, large panels of color can be paired together to make a beautiful look. If the colors look great together, the blocking can go almost unnoticed, but if they clash, then the statement can be bold and brash. I taped panels of Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey behind this die-cut panel to create bold, contrasting colors. When I added the panel of Bermuda Bay to the front of the card, though, the color blocking really worked to created a beautiful card.
- Fabulous Four. This “celebrate” sentiment (from Fabulous Four) is probably my most reached-for and most-used stamp set ever. I just adore the font and love the idea of a fun celebration – who doesn’t? When the sentiment fit so perfectly against the band of this die cut, I couldn’t resist but to use it one last time before it goes away forever. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. When I heat set it with my Heat Tool, the entire sentiment popped.
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Four, Balloon Celebration Papers: Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin Kit, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey Inks: VersaMark Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Balloon Bouquet punch, White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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