When I lay out the products and colors I want to use on a card, I generally stick with three colors. I find it easier to balance three colors than to balance, say, five. Well, that didn’t stop Mindy Backes, my awesome friend and creator of FabFriday from giving us five colors for this week’s FabFriday challenge. We have Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Tranquil Tide, Balmy Blue and Powder Pink. Such a fun combination that takes some creative strategy! I’ve been itching to use the cute feather in Making Every Day Bright, so…here’s my card:
- Bundle Bonus! I love Stampin’ Up! bundles – the Making Christmas Bright bundle is super-fun and a perfect bundle for your holiday crafts. The set perfectly coordinates with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch – here’s a look at that bundle:I REALLY love when Stampin’ Up! gives us another stamp set that complements the bundle we have to have. 🙂 The Making Every Day Bright takes the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and makes it an all-occasion punch. Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Easter – they are all represented here. Here’s a look at the Making Every Day Bright stamp set:
- One for All. Then sentiment on this (otherwise busy) card is a clean, crisp “thank you” for One for All, a versatile set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at all of the sentiments in One for All:I love the style of this sentiment’s font but knew I didn’t want to include the leafy wisps that accompany it in the stamp – I needed super-clean here – so I masked the leafy wisps with tape before stamping onto the Whisper White band. I added one leaf to the band that I punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (I snipped a little bit around the base of the feather so that it wouldn’t be so flat on the bottom):
- Adding Color. My feathers are all stamped with black and colored with four of the colors from this FabFriday challenge – Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Powder Pink and Balmy Blue. While it would be perfectly acceptable to color these feather elements with a Stampin’ Write Marker, I didn’t have to. The stamp set contains an image that stamps right over the feather – if you missed it, it’s right next to the feather in the image of the stamp set above! How fun is that?! Even though the stamp is photopolymer (you can see right through it), I used my trusty Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line up the image over each stamped feather. The fifth color, Tranquil Tide, is in the borders and stamped sentiment.
Stamp Sets: Making Every Day Bright, One for All Papers: Balmy Blue, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Powder Pink, Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide, Basic Black Accessories: Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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