How do you get three blues and a red onto a card without creating a patriotic card? That was my challenge with this week’s FabFriday color challenge. Mindy chose Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Night of Navy for this week’s challenges – these colors look great together. I focused on the blues with a pop of red to make this fun thank you card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Beautiful Blue Background. The inspiration for the beautiful blue background on this card came straight out of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog. Page 86 features a beautiful card that showcases this Petite Petals stamp – it’s stamped over and over in varying colors around a sentiment (pop over and take a look!). I started at the top of the page with the lightest blue (Tempting Turquoise) and made my way down the page a bit before switching to Pacific Point and then Night of Navy. I allowed the stamps to layer a bit for a beautiful effect.
- Extra White Space. The entire background panel is filled with blue flowers that create a wonderful texture and back-splash of color. To keep a clean look, though, I chose to add a Whisper White panel over most of the flowers. While it hides most of the flowers I stamped, it allows the ones left showing to play a more important role in the overall whimsy of the card.
- Piecing Sentiments. Since I my eyes first settled on Suite Sayings in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog, I hoped it would carry over. Forever and ever. My favorite of them all is “thanks for being you.” I love the combination of fonts so much, but…I don’t always want to say those particular words. With a little masking and stamps from other sets, I can say “thanks so much” or “thanks to you” or “thanks for always being there for me.” The latter is a combination of the “thanks” from Suite Sayings and a sentiment from Happy Happenings.
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Suite Sayings, Happy Happenings Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Whisper White Inks: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Real Red Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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