This week’s Global Design Project challenge offers an un-seasonal color combination – Blueberry Bushel, Call me Clover and Real Red. Even with these primary colors, I was able to make a sweet Christmas card with the Playful Penguins. Here’s my card:
- Playful Penguins. I wasn’t really sold on the Playful Penguins stamp set until I saw the samples presented in the Holiday Catalog. The samples showed me how adorable these dapper penguins could be – at which point I HAD to have them. Here’s a look at the Playful Penguins stamp set:There’s no set of dies or punch that coordinate with the images in this set, so I stamped them on Thick Whisper White cardstock and cropped with my Brother Cut-n-Scan. I love the sentiments in the set – love this very familiar font.
- Snowy Slope. I needed a snowy slope for my adorable penguins, so I reached for the In the Woods Dies that coordinate with the Winter Woods stamp set. I love the dies in this set – lots of trees and leaves. Every time I flip through my dies, I try to take a mental inventory of the shapes and dies in each. When it came time to build a snowy slope, I knew just where to go.
- Tips for Combining Colors. These colors are, to say the least, tricky. If you use all three in equal amounts, they can be a bit overpowering. If you want a card that’s not overpowered by these three bright colors (but still want to use the colors), I suggest that you showcase one and minimize the others. On my card, the blue background is the boldest panel of color – the reds and greens are included in small spots but still play a very important role.
Stamp Sets: Playful Penguins Papers: 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Call Me Clover, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Call Me Clover Accessories: In the Woods Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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